GLENELG: Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay were among five batsmen to post half centuries as India settled for a draw in its tour-opening match against a Cricket Australia XI.
Kohli top-scored with 60 as India posted 363-8 from 91 overs in reply to the Australian invitational team's 219 in the two-day match at Glenelg, on the coastal fringe of Adelaide.
Vijay (51) and Cheteshwar Pujara (55) retired out, while Wriddhiman Saha (56) and Karn Sharma (52) were unbeaten.
Sam Grimwade, a 16-year-old high school student from Melbourne, took 1-61 for the hosts.
India has another two-day game starting Friday to warm up for the four-test series against Australia, which starts Dec. 4 in Brisbane.