- Indian bowlers piled on Australia for 191 runs in the first innings.
- By the end of the game, India have scored nine runs in their second innings, losing one wicket.
- India had scored 244 runs in its first innings and in the second innings, it came with a lead of 53 runs.
The Indian bowlers, led by Ravichandran Ashwin, tightened the game by dismissing Australia for 191 in the first Test of the night, while India got a 62 by the end of the second day’s play. Australia scored 191 runs in response to India’s first innings of 244 runs. In the second innings, India’s score was nine runs for one wicket. The struggling Prithvi Shaw (four) failed once again and was bowled by Pat Cummins in the fourth over. At the end of the second day, Mayank Agarwal was playing for five runs while Jasprit Bumrah, who came in as ‘Night Watchman’, has not opened the account yet.
Indian bowlers, after a quick dismissal of the batsmen in the first innings in the morning, gave a very disciplined performance and returned the team to the match and made a catch. In the first season, Jasprit Bumrah sent both openers to the pavilion. He took two wickets for 52 runs in 21 overs. Ashwin took four wickets for 55 runs in 18 overs and Umesh Yadav took three wickets for 40 runs in 16.1 overs.
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Australia captain Tim Paine remained unbeaten on 73 in 99 balls with the help of ten fours. In the second session, Ashwin smashed Smith to Ajinkya Rahane at the first slip off a flat ball. Travis Head (7) also dodged this spinner and returned with a return catch. At the same time, Cameron Green (11), who made his debut in Test cricket, caught a brilliant catch by diving to the right by captain Virat Kohli at midwicket.
Marnes Labushane was dismissed lbw by Umesh in the third season. Labushane scored 47 off 119 balls and also earned two lives in his innings. First off Bumrah, Wriddhiman Saha gave life behind the wicket. Apart from this, Bumrah also missed his catch in the fine leg off Mohammad Shami. Umesh also dismissed Cummins (0) and Josh Hazlewood (8), while Nathan Lyon (10) made Ashwin his fourth victim.
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Earlier, Bumrah sent both the Australian openers to the pavilion in a spectacular opening spell which did not give the hosts a good start. Joe Burns was the victim of Bumrah by scoring eight from 41 balls and Matthew Wade eight from 51 balls. Wade tried to play Bumrah at midwicket but it hit his pad. On the other hand, he was out on a full-length ball from Burns, who was struggling with poor form. Earlier, the Indian team was dismissed for 244 in the first innings.
Mitchell Starc took four for 53 and Pat Cummins took three for 48. India’s last four batsmen were dismissed after adding 11 runs to the first day’s score. India lost the last seven wickets within 56 runs. It started with a run-out by captain Virat Kohli, who returned to the pavilion on Ajinkya Rahane’s wrong decision to take a run. Ashwin (15) was dismissed by Cummins in the very first over of the second day. Saha (nine) also lost his wicket to Stark on yesterday’s score. Umesh Yadav and Bumrah hit a four each but could not do anything more amazing. On the second day the Indian innings was reduced to within 25 balls.
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