India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: India lead by 62 runs in 2nd innings after Ashwin’s four-fer

India vs Australia Highlights, 1st Test, Day 2: India took a handy 62-run lead in the second innings after bowling out Australia for 191 on the second day of the first Test in Adelaide. In due course, they lost opener Prithvi Shaw (4) minutes ahead of the end of day’s play. The visitors were nine for one in their second innings when the stumps were drawn. Australia were bowled out for 191 after Ashwin jolted the hosts with a four-wicket haul. Besides the off-spinner, Umesh Yadav (16.1-5-40-3) and Jasprit Bumrah (21-7-52-2) were among wickets. Marnus Labuschagne (47) and skipper Tim Paine (73 not out) were the top scorers for the hosts in the first innings. Earlier, India were all out for 244 in the first session of play. After resuming innings at 233 for 6, they lost four wickets for 11 runs. In fact, India lost seven wickets for 56 runs starting with Virat Kohli’s run-out engineered by a poor judgement call from vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Pat Cummins (3-48) removed Ravichandran Ashwin (15) caught behind with the third ball of the day and Wriddhiman Saha (9) departed in similar fashion in the next over after offering a poor shot to a Starc delivery.The Aussie pacer also fired out Umesh Yadav to finish with figures of 4-53 from 21 overs. Cummins then dismissed Shami for a golden duck to end India’s innings. Follow the Highlights of India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 here:

India's not-out batsmen Jasprit Bumrah (L) and Mayank Agarwal walk off at stumps on the second day of their cricket test match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/James Elsby)(AP)
India's not-out batsmen Jasprit Bumrah (L) and Mayank Agarwal walk off at stumps on the second day of their cricket test match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/James Elsby)(AP)
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17:02 hrs IST

End of second day’s play

India take a handy 62-run lead in the second innings after Ashwin’s four-fer bundled Australia for 191. At stumps, Mayank Agarwal was batting on 5 and nightwatchman Jasprit Bumrah was unbeaten without scoring.

16:53 hrs IST

Bumrah - the nightwatchman

As the second day’s play is about to end, the Indian team management decides to send Jasprit Bumrah as nightwatchman. His heroics in the second warm-up match against Australia A has led to his promotion.

16:47 hrs IST

Cummins to Shaw - BOWLED

WICKET! Prithvi Shaw continues to struggle and gets cleaned up, almost similar to his dismissal in the first innings. Good length ball, nips back in sharply and foils Shaw’s poor defence. Stumps tonked, Shaw departs on 4, IND - 7/1 after 3.1 overs, lead by 60 runs

16:37 hrs IST

Stats Alert!

Tim Paine now has the best score by a wicketkeeper in a Day/Night Test.

Paine: 73* vs India

Shane Dowrich (WI): 71 vs Sri Lanka, Bridgetown, 2018

Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK): 68vs Sri Lanka, Dubai, 2017

Peter Nevill (AUS): 66 vs New Zealand, Adelaide, 2015

Niroshan Dickwella (SL): 64 vs Australia, Brisbane, 2019

16:32 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal out to bat

Indian openers - Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal are out to bat in the second innings. Mitchell Starc begins the attack for Australia.

16:27 hrs IST

End of Australia innings

Umesh Yadav hits the final nail in the coffin and gets rid of Josh Hazlewood, bowling out Australia for 191. India take a handy lead of 53 runs.

16:23 hrs IST

Bumrah to Paine - FOUR

FOUR! Tim Paine won’t give up. He is the last hope and certainly playing the captain’s knock. Short ball, wide outside off, top edge runs away fine for a boundary.

16:17 hrs IST

Ashwin to Paine - FOUR

FOUR! The Australian captain continues to frustrate the Indians with his patient knock. Plays a fine sweep shot this time and scores a boundary behind square on the off side.

16:10 hrs IST

Ashwin to Hazlewood - FOUR, dot, FOUR

Some late fireworks from the last Australian man in the batting line-up. Hazlewood is dealing in boundaries against Ashwin and that’s what the hosts need at the moment.

16:06 hrs IST

Stats Alert!

Ashwin’s tally of wickets in Australia goes to 31 which is joint 4 most by an Indian in Tests. 4/41 is his best bowling figures in Australia as well.

16:03 hrs IST

Ashwin to Lyon - OUT

OUT! Soft dismissal this, bring relief for the Indians. Short of a length delivery, Lyon wanted to flick but gets a leading edge. It balloons over the short mid-wicket and Kohli takes an easy catch. AUS - 167/9 after 66.5 overs, trail by 77 runs

15:58 hrs IST

Shami to Lyon - FOUR

FOUR! Amazingly played. A short one from Shami and Lyon pulls that through mid-wicket for a boundary.

15:55 hrs IST

Most fifty plus score by an Australian wicketkeeper in Tests

Adam Gilchrist: 809 runs, 2 tons and 3 fifties, 4 fifty plus score

Tim Paine: 407 runs, 3 fifties and 3 fifty plus scores

15:48 hrs IST

Shami to Paine - FOUR

FOUR! Slashes over gully with a thick edge. Shami bowls short and wide and Paine utilises to chance to get some runs.

15:44 hrs IST

Half-century for Tim Paine

Captains knock by Paine

* 9th Test fifty

* 3rd fifty vs India

* 5th fifty as a skipper

* 2nd fifty at Adelaide

15:39 hrs IST

Stats Alert!

* Run out to break the partnership between Paine and Starc

* 3rd time Starc has been run out in Tests.

* Last time he was run out in Test was in 2017 vs England at Perth

15:33 hrs IST

Mitchell Starc gets run-out

OUT! Another wicket for India. A fuller one from Ashwin and Starc clipped to the right of deep backward square leg. he comfortably took the single but paid the price while stealing the second. Shaw picks and throws the ball on time and Saha does the rest. AUS - 139/8 after 60.1 overs, trail by 105 runs

15:30 hrs IST

Ashwin into the attack

India opts for bowling change and bring back Ashwin. The off-spinner has been the leading wicket-taker for India so far,, scalping three wickets in the second session.

15:26 hrs IST

Starc dropped on 14

Bumrah to Starc - Top-edged pull that goes up in the air behind the wicket. Not an easy one but Saha tried his best to grab that. Can be called as the fifth drop in the day but it was way tougher than the last ones. Starc gets a life, meanwhile.

15:20 hrs IST

Stats Alert!

Marnus Labuschagne gone for 47 runs in 119 balls. 3rd time Labuschagne has been dismissed in 40s. He took 69 balls to score 40 runs. Then he faced 50 balls for 7 runs.

15:10 hrs IST

Umesh to Starc - FOUR

FOUR! Mitchell Starc joins the party and smashes a boundary. Shorter one, Starc clears his front leg and tonks it over mid-on for a boundary.

15:05 hrs IST

Tim Paine dropped on 28

India’s sloppy fielding remains a major concern to deal with. Short ball from Bumrah and Paine plays an uncontrolled towards the leg-side. Mayank was moving back, gets under it but the ball pops out of his grips and goes for a boundary. Fourth drop by India today.

15:00 hrs IST

Double-wicket maiden for Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav struck late but now wreaking havoc under lights. A terrific over from the speedster - a double wicket maiden. First trapped Marnus Labuschagne in the front off the third ball and then dismissed Pat Cummins for a 3-ball duck. Changed the momentum of the game upside-down.

AUS: 111/7 after 54 overs, trail by 133 runs

14:50 hrs IST

Bumrah to Paine - FOUR, dot, FOUR

Seems like Tim Paine is targeting the pacers now. Goes after Jasprit Bumrah now and smashes a couple of boundaries in a gap of a delivery - first one went through the slip cordon and the other one through the gap between backward point and cover point.

14:45 hrs IST

Yadav to Paine - FOUR, 100-up for Australia

FOUR! The Australian skipper is playing some big shots now. Back of a length delivery and Paine punches through backward point fielder for a boundary.

14:38 hrs IST

50 overs bowled, AUS trail by 147 runs

50 overs have been bowled in the Australian innings. Labuschagne is batting on 47 and is accompanied with his captain Tim Paine, who is unbeaten on 12*.

14:30 hrs IST

3rd session begins: Labuschagne, Paine are out to bat

The second day’s final session begins as Marnus Labuschagne and Tim Paine are out to bat. They will resume the innings from 95/2. Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack.

14:22 hrs IST

Australia’s 2nd slowest innings in terms of runs per over

This is Australia’s 2nd slowest innings in terms of runs per over in an innings since 2000 in Tests

14:12 hrs IST

Tea break: End of 2nd session

Ashwin came out as the star performer of the second session as he jolted Australia by taking 3 wickets. Australia posted 92/5 at the tea break and trail by 152 runs.

14:10 hrs IST

Bumrah to Paine - FOUR

FOUR! A full toss from Bumrah and Australian skipper Tim Paine drives it between bowler and mid-off. Agarwal chases it but couldn’t get the hold of it.

14:05 hrs IST

Back-to-back maiden overs

Ashwin and Shami bowled another couple of maiden over to put the Aussies under pressure. Labuschagne had no way to score against Ashwin while Shami kept a tight leash on skipper Tim Paine. AUS - 84/5 after 46 overs.

13:56 hrs IST

Labuschagne survives again

Good length delivery from Shami, Labuschagne opens the face of his bat but plays down the wrong line. Big noise before the ball lands in Saha’s gloves. Big appeal by the Indians and the umpire Paul Reiffel gives it out. Labuschagne was confident enough to quickly take the review. Replays show the ball brushed the back pad.

13:49 hrs IST

Ashwin to Paine - FOUR

FOUR! Australian captain comes to rescue the innings and goes off the mark with a boundary. Short and outside off, Paine gets enough to cut away through cover off the back foot for a boundary.

13:42 hrs IST

Ashwin scripts end of Green’s innings

OUT! Ashwin strikes for the third time in the second session. Debutant Cameron Green maiden innings ends too soon. The extracted the bounce off the pitch, forcing Green to play the pull shot. Kohli dives and takes a stunning catch at the mid-wicket. Green goes for 7, AUS - 79/5 after 40.3 overs, trail by 165 runs.

13:32 hrs IST

First boundary for Cameron Green in Test cricket

Debutant Cameron Green smashes the first boundary in Test cricket. What a moment for the all-rounder. He has the chance to prove him mettle now. Short ball, Green goes deep into the crease and cuts away through backward point for a boundary.

13:28 hrs IST

Most wickets by Indian spinners in Australia

A Kumble - 49

Bishan Bedi - 35

Erapalli Prasanna - 31

R Ashwin - 29

Bhagwath Chandrasekhar - 29

13:18 hrs IST

Ashwin to Head - OUT

OUT! Ashwin strikes again. Travis Head this time at the receiving end. A flighted delivery and Head doesn’t get a proper stride. Tries to clip into the on side but the ball hits the outside half of the bat. It pops right back to the bowler. Ashwin takes a sitter. AUS - 45/3 after 27 overs, trail by 199 runs

13:08 hrs IST

Ashwin bowls a maiden over

Ashwin has keeping a tight leash on the Aussie batters. He scalped the big wicket of Steve Smith and now, bowls the first maiden of his spell. So far, the off-spiner has bowled four overs and conceded 9 runs. AUS - 62/3 after 33 overs, trail by 181 runs.

13:04 hrs IST

Steve Smith in Day/Night Tests

Till 2016 - Innings 6 | Runs 359 | 100/50s 1/3| Avg 59.83

Since 2017 - Innings 6 | Runs 142 | 100/50s 0 | Avg 23.67

12:57 hrs IST

Yadav to Labuschagne - FOUR

FOUR! A fuller from Umesh Yadav and Labuschagne dives it beautifully through mid-on. 2nd boundary this in the 30th over. AUS - 59/3 after 29.5 overs, trail by 185 runs.

12:52 hrs IST

50-up for Australia

Australia go past the 50-run mark in the first innings fater losing three important wickets including Steve Smith. Labuschagne is batting on 29 off 48 and accompanied with Travis Head (3*). AUS: 51/3, trail by 193 runs.

12:50 hrs IST

Smith’s dismissal on single digit score in Tests

* 5 at Mohali, 2013 (bowled by B Kumar)

* 8 at Bengaluru, 2017 (caught WK Saha by Jadeja)

* 1 at Adelaide, 2020 (caught 1st slip by Rahane by Ashwin)

12:46 hrs IST

Ashwin does the magic, Smith departs

OUT! Ashwin has certainly caught the big fish - Steve Smith departs for 1 off 28 balls. A length ball outside off that foils Smith’s defence. Takes the leading and goes straight into Rahane’s lap at slip. AUS - 45/3 after 27 overs, trail by 199 runs

12:40 hrs IST

Ashwin comes into the attack

26 overs later, India deploys spin attack and Ravichandran Ashwin comes to bowl. The off-spinner has been the key in India’s spin department and will be expected to do well with the pink ball.

12:30 hrs IST

Steve Smith vs Jasprit Bumrah in Tests

7 innings

34 runs

88 balls faced

3 dismissals

11.33 Average

12:20 hrs IST

Labuschagne dropped again

Bumrah to Labuschagne - ball goes in the and dropped again. It’s Prithvi Shaw this time. Labuschagne pulled the shorter delivery and gets the top edge. Lobs towards mid-wicket. Shaw moves back, brings his hands under it but the ball pops out. Marnus gets another life.

12:10 hrs IST

Second session begins

Steve Smith and Marnus Labusgchange walks out to bat. Mohammed Shami comes into the attack for India.

11:50 hrs IST

5 opening stand for Australia without Warner in Tests

Here are the 5 opening stand for Australia without Warner in Tests

11:40 hrs IST

Stats Alert

* Burns gone after scoring 8 runs

* 6th instance where he has been trapped infront of the stumps.

* 15th time he been dismissed in the form of LBW and bowled which accounts 40.54% of his dismissals (15/37)

11:30 hrs IST

End of first session

The first session on the second day of the Adelaide Test comes to an end. Mohammed Shami ended the session with a maiden over after Jasprit Bumrah removed both the Aussie openers. Australia posted 35 for 2 by the end of the session. They trail by 209 runs.

11:25 hrs IST

Labuschagne dropped on 12

Labuschagne took on the bouncer from Shami and got the top edge. The ball went up in the air but Bumrah’s unnecessary leap makes it a missed opportunity. The ball popped out of his hands and went for a boundary. Bumrah was actually trying to throw the ball back thinking he would go over the fence.

11:20 hrs IST

Steve Smith comes to bat

Australia’s batting mainstay, Steve Smith walks out to bat after Joe Burns falls. Smith has a commendable batting record in Tests, especially against India. He is the key in Australia’s success in this game as well as the entire series.

11:15 hrs IST

Bumrah traps Joe Burns

WICKET! Bumrah strikes again and traps Burns in the front of leg stump. The Aussies reviewed the decision, only to find it umpire’s call. Almost a Yorker, moving towards the leg and brushing the stumps. Burns wasn’t happy with the decision. Looks like the rub of the green favouring India today. AUS - 29/2 in 17 overs, trail by 215 runs

11:10 hrs IST

Shami to Labuschagne - Four, Four

Clever batting from Labuschagne as he uses the extra bounce to get those consecutive boundaries. The first one went through the slip cordon and the next one was tickled through fine leg. Back-to-back boundaries for Labuschagne.

11:05 hrs IST

Bumrah to Labuschagne - FOUR

FOUR! An edge, a missed opportunity from Saha and it goes for a four. A good length ball, Labuschagne offers a dead bat and manages an edge. Saha dives to his right but misses the catch. Four runs to Australia.

11:00 hrs IST

Bumrah strikes to remove Matthew Wade

OUT! Bumrah strikes with a full length delivery and traps Wade in the front. Indians appeal and umpires raises his finger. Australia take the review but didn’t loose it as the ball was just clipping the top of the stumps which was adjudged as umpire’s call. Wad departs for 8, AUS - 16/1 after 14.1 overs, trail by 228 runs.

10:52 hrs IST

Bumrah into the attack

Another bowling change for India - Bumrah now replaces Umesh Yadav and comes to bowl his second spell. 12 overs gone, AUS - 14/0

10:45 hrs IST

Umesh Yadav in Tests vs Australia

Matches: 13

Wickets: 44

Average: 37.3

Five-wicket hauls - 1

10:42 hrs IST

Mohammed Shami into attack

India make a bowling change and bring Shami to replace Bumrah. Shami was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Test series Down Under in 2018-19. He scalped 16 wickets in four matches.

10:37 hrs IST

Stats Alert

Umesh Yadav bowled back to back maiden in this innings. This is the 1st time Umesh Yadav has started off with 2 maidens in an innings in Tests

10:32 hrs IST

Umesh troubles Aussie openers

Umesh Yadav have been brilliant with the new ball so far. He has bowled 3 maidens out of his four overs in his first spell. After the completion of 8 overs, his figures read: 4-3-5-0. AUS 8/0 after 8 overs.

10:26 hrs IST

Stats Alert

This is the 10th instance where India have scored less than 250 runs in the 1st innings of the Test under Kohli’s captaincy. In the previous 9 instances, India have won 5 matches, drawn 1 and lost three, two of them have come in 2020 against New Zealand. 3rd time in 2020, India have been dismissed under 250 runs in the 1st innings of the Test.

10:22 hrs IST

Umesh to Wade - FOUR

FOUR! Runs come for Australia after 27 balls. Short and outside off from Umesh. Wade punches it through covers for a boundary. Immaculate timing from the new Aussie opener.

10:19 hrs IST

Bumrah, Umesh superb with new ball

The duo of Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah have been amazing with the new ball. They together produced 4 maiden overs on the trot. AUS - 0/0 after 4 overs.

10:16 hrs IST

Three maidens in a row

What a start given by the Indian bowlers. Three maidens in a row and the Aussies openers seems like struggling against the visitors. AUS - 0/0 after 3 overs.

10:09 hrs IST

Bumrah into the attack

Here comes Jasprit Bumrah to bowl against the Aussies. He has 68 wickets under his belt from 14 Tests along with 5 five-fors. He was the highest wicket-taker in the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar trophy with 21 scalps.

10:06 hrs IST

Umesh begins with a maiden over

An excellent first over from Umesh Yadav. He begins India’s bowling with a maiden over. Opener Matthew Wade looked struggling a bit against him. A good start for the visitors after posting 244.

10:00 hrs IST

Joe Burns, Matthew Wade out to bat

The Australian innings begins as Joe Burns and Matthew Wade walk out to bat. Umesh Yadav begins the attack for India.

90:55 hrs IST

End of Indian innings

Mohammed Shami was dismissed on a Golden Duck by Pat Cummins off the first ball of the 93rd over. India resumed their innings at 233/6 on the second day and got all out for 244.

90:45 hrs IST

Starc to Umesh: OUT

OUT! Umesh Yadav departs. Starc gets his fourth wicket in the innings. Fuller delivery and Umesh goes for the biggie but he slices it high in the air. Matthew Wade runs across and takes a diving catch. IND - 240/9 after 92.2 overs

09:40 hrs IST

Starc to Saha - OUT

OUT! Starc strikes again in the first session and scalped his third wicket in the innings. Full and away from off-stump. Saha threw his hand away for a cover drive but all he managed was an edge through Tim Paine. Saha goes for 9, India - 235/8 after 90.3 overs.

09:35 hrs IST

Cummins to Ashwin - OUT!

OUT! Another Indian batsman surrenders against the new ball. R Ashwin this time. Fuller length outside off, Ashwin edges and Tim Paine takes a simple catch. India loses a wicket off the third ball of the day. IND - 233/7 after 89.3 overs.

09:30 hrs IST

Saha, Ashwin out to bat

Wriddhiman Saha and R Ashwin are out to bat for India. Pat Cummins begins the attack for Australia on Day 2.

09:25 hrs IST

Weather update

Temperature: 21 degrees Celsius

Wind: 21 kmph

Precipitation: 39 %

09:20 hrs IST

I still feel we are evenly placed in this Test: Pujara

“We are just six down and Ash [Ashwin] can bat, Wriddhi [Saha] can bat and even our lower order will try and contribute as many runs as possible. So we still have a very good chance of getting close to 275-300. If the lower order bats well, you never know - we can get 350 also. Yes, there was a stage where we were in a dominating position but after losing Virat and Ajinkya they have a little bit of advantage. But I still feel we are evenly placed in this Test match,” said Pujara in the post-match presser on Thursday.

09:15 hrs IST

Smith vs Indian bowlers from the current Indian squad

vs Umesh Yadav - 6 innings, 142 runs, 187 balls, 3 dismissals

vs Mohammed Shami - 6 innings, 112 runs, 145 balls, 1 dismissal

vs R Ashwin - 4 innings, 177 runs, 262 balls, 0 dismissal

09:10 hrs IST

86 wickets for Nathan Lyon against India

Lyon removed Cheteshwar Pujara on the opening day of the Adelaide Test. With that scalp, Lyon’s wicket count against India goes to 86 - his most dismissals against any Test playing nation.

09:05 hrs IST

Pink ball trivia

Pink ball was used for the first time in international cricket for a one-day match on 5th July 2009, when England women hosted Australia women.

09:00 hrs IST

Nathan Lyon vs India at home

2011-12: 3 matches, 93.3 overs, 291 runs, 7 wickets

2014-15: 4 matches, 223.4 overs, 801 runs, 23 wickets

2018-19: 4 matches, 242.1 overs, 639 runs, 21 wickets

08:55 hrs IST

50th Test match for Mohammed Shami

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami will be playing his 50th match in the longest format India. He has been named in the playing XI and will come to bat on the second day of the first day in Adelaide today.

08:50 hrs IST

Milestones on cards for Aussies

4: wickets Josh Hazlewood needs to complete 200 Test wickets

4: wickets Mitchell Starc needs to complete 250 Test wickets. If he gets these in the 1st Test which is his 58th Test, he will be 5th quickest Australian to reach this landmark after:

o Dennis Lillee- 48

o Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath - 55

o Mitchell Johnson -57

08:45 hrs IST

Wriddhiman Saha vs Aussie bowlers

vs Nathan Lyon : 7 innings, 51 runs, 96 balls faced, 2 dismissals

vs Pat Cummins: 2 innings, 32 runs, 77 balls faced, 1 dismissal

vs Josh Hazlewood: 4 innings, 25 runs, 96 balls faced, 1 dismissal

08:40 hrs IST

R Ashwin against Australian bowlers

vs Nathan Lyon - 8 innings, 42 runs, 3 dismissals

vs Josh Hazlewood - 7 innings, 25 runs, 2 dismissals

vs Mitchell Starc - 3 innings, 17 runs, 2 dismissals

vs Pat Cummins - 3 innings, 14 runs, 2 dismissals

08:35 hrs IST

Australia bowling figures on Day 1

Mitchell Starc - 19 overs, 4 maidens, 49 runs, 2 wickets

Josh Hazlewood - 20 overs, 6 maidens, 47 runs, 1 wicket

Pat Cummins - 19 overs, 7 maidens, 42 runs, 1 wicket

Cameron Green - 9 overs, 2 maidens, 15 runs, 0 wickets

Nathan Lyon - 21 overs, 2 maidens, 68 runs, 1 wicket

Marnus Labuschagne - 1 overs, 3 runs

08:30 hrs IST

Indian wickets so far in first innings

Prithvi Shaw 0(2) - b Starc

Mayank Agarwal 17(40) - b Cummins

Cheteshwar Pujara 43 (160) - c Labuschagne b Lyon

Virat Kohli 74 (180) - run out (Hazlewood/Lyon)

Ajinkya Rahane 42 (92) - lbw b Starc

Hanuma Vihari 16 (25) - lbw b Hazlewood

08:25 hrs IST

IND vs AUS: Session wise progression on Day 1

1st Session: 25 overs, 41 runs, 2 wickets, Run rate 1.64

2nd Session: 30 overs, 66 runs, 1 wickets, Run rate 2.20

3rd Session: 34 overs, 126 runs, 3 wickets, Run rate 3.71

08:20 hrs IST

India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2 Live

Hello and welcome to the live blog of India vs Australia 1st Test, Day 2. The opening day was no less than a roller-coaster ride for the visitors. They opted to bat and saw the openers falling too early. The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane steadied the innings but the dismissal of the Indian skipper turned the tables. India posted 233/6 at stumps on Day 1. It’s going to a vital 1st session for them as the tail enders will face the Aussie attack.

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