Prithvi Sau again bold, Cummins made the victim
Opener Prithvi Shaw (4) was bowled by paceman Pat Cummins on the first ball of the fourth over of India’s second innings and India got their first blow. Prithvi was also bowled by Mitchell Starc in the first innings, when he could not open the account.
Tim Paine hit an unbeaten half-century
Australia’s first innings was reduced to 191 runs. Captain Tim Paine (73 *) scored a brilliant half-century for the hosts and returned unbeaten. Penn hit 10 fours in his unbeaten innings of 99 balls. The Pens, who came in to bat at No. 7, remained frozen at one end and returned unbeaten. Josh Hazlewood (8) was caught by Umesh Yadav at the hands of Pujara and collected the Australian innings. India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took the maximum 4 wickets, Pesar Umesh Yadav took 3 and Bumrah took two wickets.
Labushen missed by Fifty, Umesh sent pavilion
Pacer Umesh Yadav also showed strength and did not allow Marnus Labushen (47) to complete the fifty. Yadav lbw him out and he returned to the pavilion on the team score of 111 as the sixth wicket. Yadav then caught Pat Cummins (0) in the hands of Rahane. Umesh ended the Australian innings by catching Josh Hazlewood (8) at the hands of Pujara. He took 3 wickets for 40 runs in 16.1 overs.
Australia’s account opened after 28 balls
The hosts played 28 balls to open their account, registering a record of slow start. This is the slowest start of a century in Australian cricket history, when he played 28 balls to open an account. The host team had to wait long enough for the first run. Opener Matthew Wade hit the fourth ball of the 5th over of Umesh Yadav in the direction of the covers and opened the team and his account.
Australia’s poor start, Bumrah shocks
Australia had a poor start and Bumrah lbw out Matthew Wade (8) to bring the visiting team to first success. Wade faced 51 balls and hit a four. Then on the third ball of the 17th over of the innings, Joe Burns (8) was also sent to the pavilion, which made the team score 29 for 2 wickets.
Virat caught a brilliant catch of Green
Half of Australia’s team returned to pavilion for 79 runs
Australia have scored 92 runs on the second day losing 5 wickets till the break of tea time. Ashwin performed brilliantly and made Steve Smith (1), Travid Head (7) and Cameron Green (11) his victims. This gave the hosts a score of 79 for 5 wickets after 40.3 overs.
Stark out, Australia’s 8th wicket fell to team score of 139
India’s first innings at 244 runs, Stark’s ‘fours’
India’s first innings was reduced to 244 for the second day on Friday in a day-night test match played with a pink ball at the Adelaide Oval ground. For the hosts, paceman Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets for 53 runs while Pat Cummins took 3 wickets for 48 runs. Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon got 1–1 wickets.
Saha and Ashwin broke hope
Wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha also lost hope and was caught by Tim Paine off Mitchell Starc. Saha played 26 balls and scored 9 runs with the help of 1 four. At the same time, Ravichandran Ashwin could not increase his personal score on the first day and fell for Cummins on the third ball of the second day (89.3 overs) after scoring 15 runs. He was caught by Tim Paine. Ashwin played 20 balls and hit 1 four. Umesh Yadav (6) and Mohammed Shami (0) also returned to the pavilion early