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India vs Australia, First Test, Day 2, Match Report

Indian bowlers put on a fabulous bowling display to give India a crucial 53-runs lead in the first innings. Australia got Prithvi Shaw in 2nd innings, but India finished high on the second day.  India now have a 62-runs lead, and Mayank Agarwal and Bumrah will continue India's innings on Day 3. 

Toss: India opted to bat first 

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 

Quick Session Summary 

First Session 

Second Session 

Third Session 

Final Score 

Day 1 

IND – 42/2 

IND – 66/1 

IND – 126/3 

IND – 233/6 

Day 2 

IND – 11/4, AUS – 35/2

AUS – 57/3

AUS – 99/5, IND 9/1

IND – 244, AUS – 191 

IND – 9/1 

Detailed Match Report 

Tea Session (IND – 11/4, AUS – 35/2) 

India couldn’t add enough runs on day 2 and bowled out on 244. Starc picked four, and Cummins scalped three. India lost four wickets for 11 runs, and after Kohli's run-out, they added 55 runs only. 

India bowled four maiden overs in the start and put pressure on Aussie openers. Bumrah provided the first wicket as Wade got out on 8. Joe Burns continued his poor form, and Bumrah struck again. Both openers reviewed their dismissals, but the third umpire went with the field umpire’s call. India almost got Labuschagne, but Bumrah dropped him on 12 at the boundary line. The first session shared by both teams and Australia finished it with 35/2, Smith and Labuschagne in the middle. 

Dinner Session (AUS – 57/3) 

Labuschagne got another lifeline as Prithvi Shaw dropped a sitter. Smith also saved his run out through a great dive, but Ashwin scalped on just 1 with a fine catch from Rahane in slip. Ashwin took an easy catch to dismiss Travis Head too, and Australia lost 4th wicket on 66. 

Debutant Cameroon Green showed some steadiness, but Ashwin trapped him to leave Australia 5-down on 79. Tim Paine joined Labuschagne to survive this session. The hosts scored 57 runs this session and lost 3 wickets. India won this session with Ashwin’s brilliance. 

Twilight Session (AUS – 99/5, IND 9/1) 

Tim Paine showed good intent with some cracking boundaries. India finally got lucky Labuschagne on 47 with an LBW call from Umesh Yadav. In the same over, Yadav got Pat Cummins on the duck to leave Australia on 111/7. Mayank Agarwal dropped Paine on 26 at the boundary line. Starc and Paine formed a mini partnership, and Saha broke this 28-runs stand with a brilliant throw from Prithvi Shaw. Tim Paine scored a fabulous half-century on just 68 balls to propel Australia’s chances. Ashwin got Lyon to pick his 4th, and Australia lost nine on 167. Paine and Hazlewood added vital 24 runs for the last wicket before Yadav got Hazlewood to bowl out Australia on 191. India got the 53 runs lead in the first innings. 

Prithvi Shaw continued his horror show with the bat, and Cummins bowled him with a fine delivery. Bumrah was introduced as the night watchman, and India survived the tricky phase of the final session. 

Star Performer of the Day 

R Ashwin is our star performer of the day. The Indian spinner picked a 4-wickets haul to leave Australia tottering. He scalped dangerous Smith and later picked Travis Head and debutant Green. With the wicket of Lyon, Ashwin finished his spell with four for 55. 

Scorecard – India 244  (Virat Kohli 74, Rahane 42, Pujara 41, Starc 53/4, Cummins 48/3)

Australia 191 (Tim Paine 73* Labuschagne 47 Ashwin 55/4, Bumrah 52/2, Yadav 40/3) 

India 9/1 (Cummins 6/1)

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