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India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 2, Full Cricket Score: Kohli, Rahane take visitors to 172/3 at Stumps

Date: Saturday, 15 December, 2018 15:40 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018/19 2nd Test Match Result Australia beat India by 146 runs

326/10
Overs
108.3
R/R
3.01
Fours
33
Sixes
0
Extras
19
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 9 8 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 20.3 7 41 4
Jasprit Bumrah 26 8 53 2
283/10
Overs
105.5
R/R
2.68
Fours
25
Sixes
3
Extras
18
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Umesh Yadav not out 4 31 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 24 4 79 2
Josh Hazlewood 21 8 66 2
243/10
Overs
93.2
R/R
2.61
Fours
28
Sixes
0
Extras
15
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Josh Hazlewood not out 17 25 2 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 16 1 45 1
Jasprit Bumrah 25.2 10 39 3
140/10
Overs
56.0
R/R
2.5
Fours
14
Sixes
1
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammed Shami not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 17 3 46 3
Josh Hazlewood 11 3 24 2
  • That brings us to close of day's play. Two of India's best batsmen are back among runs. For Kohli, it was a matter of time his bat started to do the talking. He missed to convert good starts in Adelaide into big runs. It is Rahane who after a very long time looks like finally getting a big one tomorrow. It is also not about the runs he is scoring but the way he is doing that. Looks free of all negativity and relaxed in the middle. The Indian fans have their fingers crossed. 

    Australia were punished for inconsistent spell of bowling, especially after Rahane came in. He started to attack and then there was no answer from Paine and Co. They are still 154 runs ahead in the game and as Michael Clarke said at the start of the day , for India to attain stranglehold in the match, they need to score 100 more than Australia's. Paine needs to stop them from getting there. 

    We will be back tomorrow at 6.50 am sharp. Till then, take care and bye-bye.  

  • Australian bowlers toiled hard but Indian batsmen were simply world class. More work for them tomorrow

  • Absolutely exceptional from King Kohli

  • Here's what the Prof. thinks

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    Kohli walks to Rahane and the two pump fists, then walk back together. Job done, atleast for today. Australia will come back again in the morning, and perhaps bowl a tad fuller to Rahane initially. But what about Kohli? He has batted the way only he can. Best batsman in the world for a reason. This Test is hinged on this partnership and day 3 promises to be a ripper! 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    Assurance in shot selection has been the key for this Indian innings so far after the openers exited. It is always the case with Kohli, but the best thing from Adelaide was that both Pujara and Rahane got into runs, which has helped them bat the way they have today. These two partnerships are India's key in this Test, especially considering how the second innings will be tougher. 

  • After 69 overs,India 172/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 82 , Ajinkya Rahane 51)

    STUMPS, Day 2!

    Cummins tried hard till the last few seconds of the day to get Virat out. Phew, what a battle we witnessed today. Got another edge off the bat, but the ball landed inches away from second slip. Kohli returns unbeaten on 82 and Rahane on 51. 

  • Cummins to bowl the last over of the day. 

  • After 68 overs,India 169/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 79 , Ajinkya Rahane 51)

    Lyon's last attempt to get a wicket goes in vain. Bowled 22 overs today, tight lines but could not get a single wicket which should be an achievement for Indian cricket team. Last over of the day coming gup. 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 67 overs,India 167/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 78 , Ajinkya Rahane 50)

    In the last one and a half hour, Rahane has overshadowed Kohli for sure. Not only that, he has made people talk more about him than the three fast bowlers in the opposition's ranks which is quite an achievement. Also, Cummins has been brilliant today, the wicket tally might be empty but he was near to a wicket on many occasions. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    2015 was the last time when Ajinkya Rahane scored fifty-plus scores consecutive innings in Test cricket. It happened against South Africa at Delhi.

  • Not only helped India out of a worrisome position but gradually putting the visitors in a position of command 

  • FOUR! A little wayward from Cummins, on Kohli's hips, who taps it to deep fine leg for a boundary. 

  • India are halfway there to Australia's total

  • Cummins continues. 

  • After 66 overs,India 163/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 74 , Ajinkya Rahane 50)

    What a knock from Rahane. Has to be appreciated for the way he came and started taking on the bowlers. He got carried away after reaching the milestone, almost giving a caught and bowl to Lyon. 

  • Some spectacular strokeplay on offer

  • FIFTY for Ajinkya Rahane, his second consecutive half-century and overall his 17th. 

  • Lyon back on. 

  • After 65 overs,India 160/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 72 , Ajinkya Rahane 49)

    Two boundaries in the over as Rahane keeps the score board ticking. What beautiful batting this is from the little man. Just one away from fifty. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    A spanking cover drive for Kohli and just now this shot down the ground for Rahane... they may have shut shop but occasionally they are punishing the bowlers. India are now past 150, edging close to half of Australia's score. 

  • FOUR! Hazlewood went fuller and got hit for a boundary and now goes short and wide to be cut away for another boundary by Rahane. 

  • FOUR! Shot of the day from Rahane as he hits one with a straight bat and it goes inches past the stumps for a boundary. 

  • Hazlewood returns.

  • After 64 overs,India 148/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 69 , Ajinkya Rahane 40)

    Cummins continues. Decent over from him. Hazlewood warming up now. Think he will get one burst before the umpires call it a day.

  • Summed up very well

  • Cummins continues. 

  • After 63 overs,India 147/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 69 , Ajinkya Rahane 39)

    Rahane comfortable on back foot abut every now and then comes down the track to play Lyon, which can be risky. Finch at shirt leg is the most aware fielder on the ground whenever Lyon is bowling. You just never know when that catch arrives. 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 62 overs,India 146/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 69 , Ajinkya Rahane 38)

    Kohli stands 4 to 5 inches outside the crease. That is helping him deal with the swing and play the shots on the up. 7 more overs remaining today.

  • FOUR! Fullish from Cummins and Kohli plays the typical cover drive to extra cover. 

  • Cummins continues. 

  • After 61 overs,India 142/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 65 , Ajinkya Rahane 38)

    Lyon continues to bowl the same line. Looking for that extra bouncer off the pitch. The shot leg fielder is placed for that purpose.

  • Lyon continues. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    10 overs remaining for the day. This partnership has been steady and over the last passage of play, their run-rate has fallen. Clearly, this is a sign that they are playing for stumps. It is vital for India that this partnership starts tomorrow morning! 

  • After 60 overs,India 141/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 64 , Ajinkya Rahane 38)

    Cummins has replaced Starc, who was looking a little tired. Kohli dealing in singles at the moment. Rahane too looking good. India in control of things. 

  • Cummins back on. 

  • After 59 overs,India 140/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 63 , Ajinkya Rahane 38)

    Bowling quicker in the air is Lyon from around the wicket to Kohli. Off the pitch his deliveries usually come at a good speed to the ball. Defending them as he bowls from round the wicket gives a good chance to short leg fielder for a catch. 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 58 overs,India 139/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 62 , Ajinkya Rahane 38)

    Brilliant innings this is turning out to be from Rahane. He is looking relaxed and scoring runs freely. As if he had a machine which helped him kick out all the negative thoughts from his mind. The low scores in the last few innings, the talk of not making a hundred for more than a year. Rahane is batting free of all those talks and notions. Hits a boundary, collects a single. Superb stuff 6 from the over. 

  • FOUR! Half-volley presented to Rahane, who hits it through the covers for an easy boundary. 

  • Starc continues. 

  • After 57 overs,India 133/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 61 , Ajinkya Rahane 33)
    Lyon again aims at Kohli from round the wicket. Kohli gives the due respect to the ball turning in to him. Just 1 from the over. 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 56 overs,India 132/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 61 , Ajinkya Rahane 32)

    Kohli and Rahane bring up their fifty-run stand. This has come in quick time as compared to the one between Pujara and Kohli (74 off 200 balls). 

  • Starc continues. 

  • After 55 overs,India 130/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 60 , Ajinkya Rahane 31)

    Rahane was very watchful in the over. His partnership with Kohli just 2 away from touching the fifty mark. A maiden comes to an end. 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 54 overs,India 130/3 ( Virat Kohli (C) 60 , Ajinkya Rahane 31)

    Starc returns. Chooses to come around the wicket. Kohli 40 away from first hundred on the tour. Still some distance away but Aussies would know that if he scores a ton on this track, it will only get better for him as the series progresses. 

India vs Australia, Live Score, Latest Updates, 2nd Test: India end on 172/3, trail by 154 as second day comes to close. Cummins tried hard till the last few seconds of the day to get Virat out. Phew, what a battle we witnessed today. Got another edge off the bat, but the ball landed inches away from second slip. Kohli returns unbeaten on 82 and Rahane on 51.

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Day 1 report: Australia doggedly overcame a green-tinged Perth Stadium pitch in fierce heat to wrest back control of the second test on Friday after India had threatened to take advantage of some favourable bowling conditions on day one.

The hosts, 1-0 down in the four-match series after losing the opener in Adelaide, reached stumps on 277 for six with captain Tim Paine unbeaten on 16 and Pat Cummins 11 not out.

Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch and Travis Head all made half-centuries but none of them was able to really put their foot down on the gas as India pegged the Australians back on a grassy, drop-in wicket that occasionally played a few tricks.

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine, captain of the Indian and Australian teams respectively. AP

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine, captain of the Indian and Australian teams respectively. AP

Recalled spin-bowling all-rounder Hanuma Vihari and quick Ishant Sharma claimed two wickets apiece to get the tourists back into the contest after the Australians had won the toss and batted through the first session without losing a wicket.

Harris and Finch put together a 112-run opening partnership before India, playing four seamers with no specialist spinner, separated them when the pitch came roaring to life after lunch.

The Indian tactics of targeting Finch’s pads were rewarded when quick Jasprit Bumrah trapped him lbw for 50 with a searing, full delivery in the midst of a probing spell.

Usman Khawaja, who made an excruciating five off 38 balls, was the second batsman to fall, rashly cutting Umesh Yadav in a desperate attempt to break the shackles after being tied down by the Indian bowlers.

Harris also departed before the second break to a rising delivery from Vihari, the opener steering the ball to first slip to end his 141-ball knock of 70.

India captain Virat Kohli ensured that India maintained the pressure after tea when he snared a spectacular full-stretched, one-handed catch off Sharma to dismiss Peter Handscomb for seven as Australia crashed to 148-4.

Head and Shaun Marsh watchfully dug Australia out of a hole, though, before the latter fell for 45 to a sharp Ajinkya Rahane catch at slip off Vihari. South Australian Head chanced his arm with an 80-ball 58, but needlessly holed out straight after India had taken the second new ball.

“I think when you see the ball seaming off good parts of the wicket, dramatically at times, you need to tighten up but also cash in at other times,” said Finch.

“We know their four quicks are world class and that it was going to be a challenge.”

Vihari praised India’s fight and said the morning session on day two could shape the match.

“Our plan was to be disciplined and I think we did very well in that aspect after bouncing back in all three sessions,” he said.

“I think the first hour tomorrow will be very crucial. If we get them out below 320 then we are right back in the game.”

Most of the 20,746 spectators at the new 60,000-seat stadium spent much of the day seeking refuge under the shelter of the stands with the temperature hitting 39 degrees Celsius.

The test is the first at the ground after a 47-year run at the WACA and Australia will be keen to christen their new home by ending a run of six tests without a victory against an India side seeking a first series win Down Under.

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Dec 15, 2018







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