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Highlights, India vs Australia, 1st Test at Adelaide, Day 2, Full Cricket Score: Head stands tall as hosts reach 191/7 at stumps

Date: Friday, 07 December, 2018 13:02 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018/19 1st Test Match Result India beat Australia by 31 runs

250/10
Overs
88.0
R/R
2.84
Fours
15
Sixes
7
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jasprit Bumrah not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 19 4 63 2
Josh Hazlewood 20 3 52 3
235/10
Overs
98.4
R/R
2.39
Fours
19
Sixes
1
Extras
19
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 24 28 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 20 6 47 2
Jasprit Bumrah 24 9 47 3
307/10
Overs
106.5
R/R
2.88
Fours
26
Sixes
2
Extras
36
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jasprit Bumrah not out 0 10 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 21.5 7 40 3
Josh Hazlewood 23 13 43 1
291/10
Overs
119.5
R/R
2.44
Fours
24
Sixes
0
Extras
10
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 38 47 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 19 4 48 1
Jasprit Bumrah 24 8 68 3
  • So, that's it from our coverage of day 2 of the first Test between India and Australia. Day 3 has all the makings of exciting action taking place with India needing 3 wickets to bowl hosts out and Australia still away by 59 runs to equal India's first-innings' score. We will catch you again at 4.30 am tomorrow. Till then, take care and good bye. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Travis Head has taken Australia's fight into the third day. Big effort from India's bowling attack, but that partnership with Pat Cummins has changed the complexion of this tail once again. Another fight up for the morning session tomorrow as pacers were running out of steam a tad as well. Fifth bowler found wanting for India. 

  • After 88 overs,Australia 191/7 ( Travis Head 61 , Mitchell Starc 8)

    Stumps!

    Three wickets fell in the last session of the day. Bumrah, Ishant and Ashwin bowled superbly and at one stage, it appeared that India will bowl Australia out cheaply. However, one man stood tall and  made sure that  the downfall never happened. Travis Head, who made 61 today off 149 balls, did what Pujara had done on day 1. Played the nervous moments early on and then scored on the opportunities that came by his way after settling down. Proper Test batting display. 

    Head and Starc will resume innings on day 2 and try to score the 59-run deficit on them. India would hope that they pick up the 3 remaining wickets quickly and for once in the last few months, don't let the opposition's lower order take the match away. 

  • Shami to bowl the last over of the day. 

  • After 87 overs,Australia 191/7 ( Travis Head 61 , Mitchell Starc 8)

    Head is cautious as we come close to the end of day's play. Bumrah did the right thing, unlike Shami, attacked the stumps and made Head play. But the left-handed batsman has been intelligent enough to be patient and defended the ball well. Took single of the last ball to make sure he is facing Shami in the last over of the day. 

  • Bumrah continues. 

  • After 86 overs,Australia 190/7 ( Travis Head 60 , Mitchell Starc 8)

    Shami has had an off day today. Has bowled wide outside the off stump almost throughout the day. Has leaked 51 runs in 15 overs at 3.40 rpo. This has not helped India's cause who did not have the fifth bowler to turn to.  

  • FOUR! Bad start for Shami, wide and short, Starc hits him through point for a boundary. 

  • Shami into the attack now. 

  • After 85 overs,Australia 184/7 ( Travis Head 59 , Mitchell Starc 3)

    If Head carries his bat today, he will be a proud man. Australian dressing room should rise and applaud the gutsy effort by him.  

  • Bumrah continues. 

  • After 84 overs,Australia 184/7 ( Travis Head 59 , Mitchell Starc 3)

    Starc hits Ashwin in the air. Flew to point, where Ishant reacted late and this irked Kohli a lot who had some interesting things to say, ahem! 

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 83 overs,Australia 182/7 ( Travis Head 59 , Mitchell Starc 1)

    Bumrah comes round the wicket.The focus is to bring Head on front foot. He deals well with it. Has protected Starc from Bumrah. 

  • Bumrah continues. 

  • After 82 overs,Australia 180/7 ( Travis Head 57 , Mitchell Starc 1)

    No pacer from the other end. Ashwin rather. Expect him to be a little quicker in the air. He was keeping Starc the new man in on his toes before a misfield by Rahul gave a single. Important for India to make tail-enders play more and more balls here.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Doesn't matter. Cummins is gone. LBW to Bumrah. Iffy DRS though. Cummins is a tall guy. Got hit on the thigh pad but still crashing into off stump. 

  • Ashwin continues with the new ball. 

  • After 81 overs,Australia 177/7 ( Travis Head 55 , Mitchell Starc 0)

    New ball taken straightaway by India and Bumrah brought back also. And straightaway, we have a wicket. This is good attacking captaincy from Kohli, who is on the ball with decision-making here. Did not waste a second to take the new ball when he saw Head playing spin pretty well and the a positive outcome has arrived. 

  • OUT! Beauty, pitches outside off stump, Cummins leaves it but it sharply comes back in to him, hitting on the right leg. Umpire Llong raises finger instantly after the appeal. Australia take the review only to lose it as the ball tracker suggests the ball was hitting the stumps. India get their seveth wicket and the second new ball works for them quickly. Pat Cummins lbw b Bumrah 10(47)

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Second new ball taken. Doesn't change the fact that they bowled for so long to Pat Cummins who has faced 44 balls by now. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    50 partnership up. Also known as wag that tail. You cannot have a set tailender batting to the new ball. Shoddy captaincy this! 

  • Bumrah to bowl. 

  • New ball has been taken by India!

  • After 80 overs,Australia 177/6 ( Travis Head 55 , Pat Cummins 10)

    New ball is due now after the completion of 80 overs. We can see dust coming off the pitch, which is a great sign for spinners in the match, Lyon and Ashwin. Cummns-Head have brought up 50-run partnership between them which has troubled the Indians. Cummins has worked hard for his 10 made off 44 balls and he is still digging it out there.

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 79 overs,Australia 176/6 ( Travis Head 55 , Pat Cummins 9)

    Vijay errs in line on the first ball and gets hit for a boundary. Bolws a much better line in the remaining over. This should be his last over in the innings. 

  • FOUR! Short and wide from Vijay, Head rocks back and cuts it for a boundary. 

  • After 78 overs,Australia 170/6 ( Travis Head 50 , Pat Cummins 8)

    Ashwin almost got Cummins on the second ball of the over. The edge off Cummins bat  fell short of Rahul at short leg. Can India pick one wicket before the new ball is taken? It will put added pressure on Aussies.

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 77 overs,Australia 170/6 ( Travis Head 50 , Pat Cummins 8)

    Superbly bowled over by Vijay as he flighted the ball and kept Head, the better batsmen in the middle, guessing. He is doing the extra job of bowling some quick overs pretty well here without giving away easy runs. 

  • Vijay continues. 

  • After 76 overs,Australia 170/6 ( Travis Head 50 , Pat Cummins 8)

    Ashwin's fourth ball in the over spun and bounced, bamboozled everyone, think even he could not get what happened as the ball pitched and went between the legs of Cummins, without hitting the stumps. Madness cricket is sometimes.

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    First score of note in this Australian innings. Fifty for Travis Head. Raucous applause from the Adelaide crowd for the local boy. Dangerous territory for India here. 

  • After 75 overs,Australia 170/6 ( Travis Head 50 , Pat Cummins 8)

    Australia now trail only by 80 runs now. A bit of confusion between Head and Cummins in the middle off the last ball but no damage caused. 5 more overs to the new ball.

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Murali Vijay into the attack. India's bowling does have a fifth element. India need to make sure they don't let the game drift here onwards... 

  • Vijay continues. 

  • After 74 overs,Australia 169/6 ( Travis Head 50 , Pat Cummins 7)

    Yet again, the lower order of the opposition is causing trouble for the Indians. Ashwin completes another good over. But the need of the moment is wickets.

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 73 overs,Australia 169/6 ( Travis Head 50 , Pat Cummins 7)

    Vijay into the attack. India can bowl some overs quickly and complete 80 overs and get the new ball. Meanwhile, a brilliant Test fifty by Head. The knock would definitely inspire Australian batsmen sitting in the dressing room.

  • Fifty up for Travis Head and this is a very good knock under pressure by the young batsman. 

  • Wait a minute, Murali Vijay is into the attack. 

  • After 72 overs,Australia 166/6 ( Travis Head 49 , Pat Cummins 5)

    Pant's keeping being tested here as the ball pitches on the rough and spins big, sharply comes into Cummins, beats him and also Pant who was blinded by the batsman. Ashwin stands there frustrated. That ball should have taken a wicket  but instead 3 byes to Australia. 

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 71 overs,Australia 160/6 ( Travis Head 48 , Pat Cummins 5)

    150 had come up for Australia in the 70th over. 

    Drinks break has no effect on Head's approach in the innings. He is moving close to fifty now, which will assure him a place in the remaining Tests. The lower order is again stuck tight against India and Kohli needs to come out with a plan here.

  • FOUR! Lovely, a rare straight drive in the match as Head nears his fifty with a boundary. 

  • FOUR! Slightly fuller in length and Head drives it past the cover fielder for a boundary. 

  • Back from drinks, Shami to resume things. 

  • After 70 overs,Australia 150/6 ( Travis Head 39 , Pat Cummins 4)

    Being positive is helping Head take on Ashwin and Co. He has looked to score whenever opportunity arises. Till now in the innings, the highest scorer fo Australia. Job not over yet for him. 

    Drinks taken. 

India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test: Stumps!

Three wickets fell in the last session of the day. Bumrah, Ishant and Ashwin bowled superbly and at one stage, it appeared that India will bowl Australia out cheaply. However, one man stood made sure that never happened. Travis Head, who made 61 today off 149 balls, did what Pujara had done on day 1. Played the nervous moments early on and then scored on the opportunities that came by his way after settling down. Proper Test batting display.

Head and Starc will resume innings on day 2 and try to score the 59-run deficit on them. India would hope that they pick up the 3 remaining wickets quickly and for once in the last few months, don't let the opposition's lower order take the match away.

Day 1 report: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara defied Australia's bowling attack and overcame stifling conditions at the Adelaide Oval with a century on the opening day of the first test on Thursday.

India was in danger of being bowled out cheaply after reckless batting in the opening two sessions, but Pujara scored 123 runs as India reached stumps at 250 for 9.

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, captain of Australia and India respectively. AFP/Reuters

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, captain of Australia and India respectively. AFP/Reuters

The 30-year-old notched his 16th century and also passed 5,000 test runs. Just before the close, Pujara was run out by a direct hit from Pat Cummins to end his 246-ball innings.

Pujara played with the determination and patience lacking from the rest of India's specialist batsmen. He found willing support through Ravichandran Ashwin (25) as the pair combined for a 62-run seventh-wicket partnership.

Cummins provided the breakthrough of Ashwin just before the new ball. Australia's four-pronged attack shared the spoils with two wickets apiece.

Pujara said it was one of his best test innings, but lamented the lack of application from India's main batsmen.

"The top-order should have batted better but we will learn from our mistakes," he said. "I knew I had to stay patient and wait for the loose balls."

Australia's early aggressiveness was blunted by the heat with the temperature hitting 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) during the final session, forcing Australia captain Tim Paine to juggle his pacemen with sharp bursts.

Aided by a hint of bounce and movement, Australia's trio of quick bowlers did all the damage in a fiery opening session before Nathan Lyon took over after lunch. The offspinner took the only two wickets in the middle session but could not take wickets after tea.

"I think it is a new-ball wicket, when it swung around a bit," Australia paceman Mitchell Starc said. "We got it wrong in the end and let it slip a bit but for the most part we were exceptional."

After winning the toss, India rued reckless batting from their top-order starting with openers K.L. Rahul and Murali Vijay falling to loose drives. The visitors slumped to 19-3 when captain Virat Kohli was spectacularly caught by Usman Khawaja in the gully for just three runs.

Khawaja dived and snared the ball in his left hand. Kohli, the No.1 batsman in the world, has scored just 49 runs in his past six test innings against Australia. He had scored three centuries in his previous two tests in Adelaide.

Ajinkya Rahane (13) fell in the slips to an impulsive stroke as India crashed to 56-4 at lunch. They slid further when Rohit Sharma holed out attempting a slog off Lyon. Sharma, who was selected at No. 6 ahead of allrounder Hanuma Vihari, fell for 37 off 61 balls.

A crowd of 23,802 braved the heat but the figure was considerably less than opening days for the Adelaide day-night tests of the past three years. The Board of Control for Cricket in India refused Cricket Australia's request for the series opener to be played under lights.

India has never won a Test series in Australia.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Dec 07, 2018







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