Ind vs Aus, 1st Test: Australia reach 57/2 at lunch on Day 2
Adelaide: The Indian response came quite early in the Aussie innings as Australia lost both the openers before reaching 57/2 at lunch on Day 2 of the opening Test against India at the Adelaide Oval here on Friday.
Usman Khawaja (21 not out) and Shaun Marsh (1 not out) headed back undefeated at the interval as the hosts trailed by 193 runs to the visitors’ first innings total of 250.
Brilliant inswinger from veteran pacer Ishant Sharma plucked Aaron Finch in the very first over for a third-ball duck while, the other opener Marcus Harris (26) was sent back to pavilion by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Earlier, Australia took just one ball to wrap up the visitors’ innings for the overnight score of 250.
Pacer Josh Hazlewood got the last man Shami (6) caught behind on the very first ball to deny the visitors any addition to the overnight score.
For the hosts, Hazlewood shone with three wickets, while fellow quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took two scalps each. The spinner Nathan Lyon also bagged a couple of wickets.
Earlier on Thursday, India were reduced to 19/3 before centurion Cheteshwar Pujara’s gritty 16th Test ton (123) anchored the innings to 250/9 at stumps.