Ind vs Aus 1st Test, Day 2: Bumrah hit 9 off 20 out of 20 overs, only one Australian could hit half-century: India vs Australia, Ind vs Aus 1st Test: Travis
Ind vs Aus 1st Test match Story Pattern: Travis Haddle (61) has held the first innings of Australia cricket team alone. On the basis of their unbeaten half-century, the hosts have scored 191 runs on the loss of seven wickets till the second day’s play against India on Friday. Mitchell Starc (8) returned with the head in the match at the Adelaide Oval ground for Australia. Based on the scores of 250 runs scored by India in the first innings, Australia are still 59 points behind and the Indian team is still in good condition. The start of the first innings for Australia was not good on Friday. He had to lose his four batsmen even before he could score 100.
Opener Aaron Finch got bowled first by Ishant Sharma at the third ball of the first over. They did not even have the opportunity to open an account. After this, Marcus Harris (26) tried to handle the team by adding 45 runs with Usman Khawaja (28) but Ravichandran Ashwin gave up on this attempt. On the score of Markus 45, Ashwin was caught by Murali Vijay on the ball. After being dismissed, Ashwin made a bold decision to show Shaun Marsh (2) with the help of Khawaja.
Even after this Ashwin did not stop. He also sent the Australian team to backfault by sending pavilions to Khawaja. Khawaja was caught in the hands of Rishabh Pant, standing behind the wicket on Ashwin’s bowling. Peter Handscomb (34) tried to handle the team’s innings with the head. Both of them added 33 runs for the fifth wicket and the team reached the score of 120 but Jaspreet Bumrah, on the same score, emerged as a new headache for Australia and he catches Handscomb to Pant’s hand.
The head standing on one side was now hoping for a good partnership with Captain Tim Penn, who came to the ground for the sixth wicket but did not take much time to finish this hope. Ishant showed Tim’s path to pavilion on the score of 127.
Here, Pat Cummins (10) co-aided the head. Both took the 50-run 50-run partnership for Australia with the half-century, but Bumrah did not allow this partnership to be strong. They showed the way to the pavilion by paving the way for Cummins at the same score. Stork then gave head support to the stumps, without adding any further damage to the stumps, adding 14 runs to Australia to score 191, with the end of the day’s play. Head, playing his third Test match of his career, has completed the second half-century. He hit six fours in 149 balls.
For the Indian team, Ashwin took three wickets in this innings, while Ishant and Jaspreet got two wickets each. The bowlers of both the teams are performing well. Earlier, Australia’s bowlers finished the first innings of the Indian team at 250 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara (123) scored the highest score for India in this innings.