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India vs Australia 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: India lead by 62

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: India close Day 2 with a lead of 62 runs after bowling out Australia in a single day

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 18, 2020 5:18:13 pm
ind vs ausIndia vs Australia 1st Test Live: India will resume from their overnight score of 233/6.

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Ravichandran Ashwin produced one of his most memorable overseas performances as Indian bowlers collectively terrorised Australia into submission, bowling them out for 191 on the second day of the opening Day/Night Test on Friday.

Courtesy Ashwin’s 18-3-55-4, India successfully managed to neutralise a sub-par first innings score of 244. Rival skipper Tim Paine (73 off 99 balls) was the only home batsman to show stomach for a fight.

With a handy first innings lead of 53 runs, India found their opener Prithvi Shaw’s defence being breached again before ending the day at 9/1 — an overall lead of 62 runs.

Australia v India Test Series 2020/2021

1st Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, 17 Dec, 2020

AUS 191 / 10 (72.1)


IND 244 / 10 (93.1)

AUS 93 / 2 (21.0)

2nd Inn

IND 36 / 10 (21.2)

Joe Burns51 63
Steven Smith1 1
Umesh Yadav8.0 49 0
Jasprit Bumrah7.0 27 0

Australia win by 8 wickets

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India vs Australia 1st Test, Day 2 Live Updates:

17:07 (IST)18 Dec 2020
STUMPS: India lead by 62

Stumps on another enthralling day of Test cricket. India gain slight advantage to finish Day 2 with a lead of 62 despite Paine’s fightback. Nightwatchman Bumrah and Agarwal survive till stumps.

16:58 (IST)18 Dec 2020

Short stay for Shaw again, this time by Pat Cummins, who knocks his stumps over. Jasprit Bumrah at No.3 is India's nightwatchman. Bumrah was promoted above Shami in the first innings, he's now all the way up. IND are 7/1 after 4 overs.

16:49 (IST)18 Dec 2020

First chance goes begging for Australia on a day of dropped catches in Adelaide. Tim Paine dives to his right and drops a tough chance. Was a healthy edge from Mayank Agarwal, could've been a perfect start for Cummins and Australia. IND are 7/0 after 2 overs.

16:41 (IST)18 Dec 2020
Second innings

India begin their second innings with a 53-run lead. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal walk in to start the innings. Starc with the attack.

16:31 (IST)18 Dec 2020
ALL OUT: Australia bowled out in a day

Australia are bowled out for 191, giving India a lead of 53 Ashwin the standout bowler with four-fer. India take a very handy lead in the first innings but will face a few overs under lights.

16:07 (IST)18 Dec 2020

Ashwin to Lyon, out CAUGHT, finally, Ashwin gets him, tried to flick that through the on side, mistimes it and holes to Kohli who catches it confortably. Ashwin gets his fourth. AUS are 167/9 after 67 overs.

15:55 (IST)18 Dec 2020

Tim Paine scores the only 50 in his team's innings so far. He remains the key for AUS as they look to reduce the deficit to the IND total, which it must be said looked inadequate only a couple of hours ago. AUS are 156/8 after 64 overs.

15:37 (IST)18 Dec 2020

Starc is run out just as his partnership with Tim Paine had started looking promising. Australia lose another as Starc is caught short after a flat throw from Shaw. Nathan Lyon comes to the crease. AUS are 143/8 after 61 overs.

15:32 (IST)18 Dec 2020
Another Drop

Saha this time, runs back and drops a high ball. He never looked like catching that. Saha fails to hold on to a tough, tough chance. The number of drop catches are going to hurt India. AUS are 136/7 after 59 overs.

15:04 (IST)18 Dec 2020
Second wicket in the over for Umesh

One brings two!  Double strike for Umesh as he gets Cummins with a short one at Cummins and Rahane completes an easy catch. Umesh Yadav is shining under the lights. Score after 54 overs, AUS- 111/7

15:03 (IST)18 Dec 2020
LBW! Labuschagne falls

Umesh Yadav traps Labuschagne for 47(119). A review can't save Labuschagne, who's patient innings comes to an end. Score after 53.4 overs, AUS- 111/6

14:58 (IST)18 Dec 2020
100 up for Australia

FOUR, runs coming thick and fast now! There's enough zip for the bowlers under lights which the batsmen are able to take advantage of, Paine punches a back of a length delivery and towards square on the off-side. Score after 52 overs, AUS- 103/5

14:57 (IST)18 Dec 2020
The Twilight saga begins

The Indian batsmen had trouble tackling the conditions last night and this might not be the best time for new batsmen to come in. Australia do have more experience in tackling this, can they do better? Lets see

14:56 (IST)18 Dec 2020
How Ashwin spun a web

Off-spinner Ashwin extracted a lot of bounce from the wicket and removed Steve Smith for just 1 in his first over; Travis Head could score only 7 and debutant Cameron Green departed for 11. Ashwin’s three-wicket burst left Australia in trouble at 92/5 at tea on the second day.

14:16 (IST)18 Dec 2020
Tea Break !

Australia goes to the dinner break five wickets down and trail by 152 runs. Ashwin turns the tables around, puts India back on top with crucial blows in 2nd session. Score after 48 overs, AUS- 92/5

13:48 (IST)18 Dec 2020

We're witnessing a brilliant spell of bowling from the Indian spinner. The ball wasn't a great one and was on the shorter side, Green went for the pull but Virat Kohli at mid-wicket takes a screamer. Half the Australian side is back in the hut. Score after 41 overs, AUS- 79/5

13:23 (IST)18 Dec 2020

Ashwin gets his second! The ball drifted in on middle from round the wicket and then finds purchase as well. Head tries working it through the on-side, considering the original drift into him, and ends up spooning it back off the leading edge. Simple caught and bowled. What a spell this is. Head c and b Ashwin 7(20)

12:51 (IST)18 Dec 2020
Ashwin strikes!

Gets the big wicket of Steve Smith. Smith is caught in the slips and a solid catch too. What a start from the off-spinner. Score after 27 overs, AUS- 45/3

12:37 (IST)18 Dec 2020
Prithvi Shaw drops a sitter!

Marnus mistiming a bouncer second time and he's got away both times. This is just lazy stuff from Shaw. Batsman couldn't control the pull, bit of a half shot, top edge, square leg only had to move back a few paces but he's not there and fumbles trying to catch above the head. Score after 23 overs, AUS 41-2

12:23 (IST)18 Dec 2020
Back Live!

Smith and Labuschagne are at the crease for the second session Who'll take the next wicket in the coming session?

Australia XI: Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India XI: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah