Ind vs Aus 1st Test Day 2 Live Updates: Australia 88/4 as R Ashwin picks his 3rd wicket in post-lunch session

Australia made a slow start to reach 85 for 4 after lunch on day 2 of the Adelaide Test against India on Friday. (BCCI)

Ind vs Aus 1st Test Day 2 Live updates: Australia made a slow start to reach 88 for 4 after lunch on day 2 of the Adelaide Test against India on Friday. Earlier, India were bowled out for 250 from 88 overs on the very first ball of the morning session. Usman Khawaja was unbeaten on 21 runs (off 86 balls) while Shaun Marsh was batting on 1 at the break. Ravichandran Ashwin bowled out Shaun Marsh for 2. Australia still trail by 163 runs.

India’s first innings came to a quick end when an impatient Mohammed Shami (6) went after a short delivery from Josh Hazlewood (3/52) only to be caught behind down leg side. For the Aussies, Mitchell Starc (2/63), Pat Cummins (2/49) and Nathan Lyon (2/83) finished with two wickets each.

Thereafter, Australia did not have the best of starts as Ishant Sharma (1/9) bowled out Aaron Finch (0) with a fuller, inswinging delivery on only the third ball of their innings.

At stumps on day 1, the visitors were 250 for 9. Cheteshwar Pujara’s (123) 16th Test hundred saved India the blushes, after they were reduced to 86-5 at one stage on day 1 of Adelaide Test. Skipper Virat Kohli had earlier won the toss and opted to bat first.

Brief scoreboard: India 1st Innings: 250 all out in 88 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 123; Josh Hazlewood 3/52)
Australia: 57/2 (Aaron Fench 0; Marcus Harris 26)

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Source: Financial Express