AUS vs India 2nd Test
In 2nd Test against India, Australia get-off to good with opening partnership of hundred runs comes after one year on first day of Test match on a difficult pitch. It was not easy going pitch had some uneven bounce with up and down and cracks already showing.
Pitch has plays the trick with batsman but credit goes to Australian batsmen did their best to take to Australia to 277/6
On Perth’s green demon India has selected four seamers and two part timespinners after that confusion arise when Australia choose batting after winningthe Toss instead of unleashing their gasconaded bowling attack.
Till 1st day stumps Australia scored 277/6, Indian bowlers fought back strongly and after 1st wicket fall in36th
Over Jusprit Bumrah done the magic again, Aaron Finch caught in front of the wicket on ball keeps low.
KL Rahul dropped Harris catch twice today. Indian missed on chances while Australian are build it again. Australia 127/1.
Umesh Yadav came with the bowling attack. And takes the Big Wicket of Usman Khawaja, caught by Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. Khwaja goes for 5 runs. Australia 133/2.
At the end of the second session at Perth
Australian Scored 79 Runs in this session and lost 3 crucial including wickets of both openers after scoring their half centuries.
Ishant get his first big wicket. Handscomb departed early. Captain Kohli takes a wonderful catch. He leapt in the air to take that. Australia 162/4.
Then Rishabh Pant dropped a catch of Travis head he was been hitting boundaries. The 50 runs partnership held between Travis head and marsh for fifth wicket. Australia 198/4.
Hanuma Vihari takes his secondwicket of Shaun Marsh, big wicket. Hanuma has turned the game for India. Marsh gone for 45 runs caught by Ajinkya Rahane. Team selectors have made a good decision after selecting him. Australia 232/5.
Ishant Sharma has removed Travis Head for 58 runs. The experience of Ishant again played important. Big wicket came for India when Australian score was 251/6
Bumrah to bowled the last over of the day, he swings the ball, A maiden bowled by Bumrah. End of the first days play. 132 runs were scored in this session with India claiming 3wickets. Australia 277/6.
Australian ruse seems to get success when Australian team made 0/66 till lunch with the astonishing partnership between Aaron finch and Marcos Harris 112 in 35 overs on this knotty pitch to bat.
Commentator talk war early on day one that Indians failed to read the conditions
TheAustalian’s Ray Gatteven cheekily labelled India’s hoodwink an Australian “con job”
Aussie cricket legend Glenn McGrath said India simply got “caught up in the hype”.
“From India’s perspective I think they haven’t done themselves any favours,” McGrath said in commentary forChannel 7.
“They have got caught up inthe hype and felt this pitch was going to do everything, bounce, pace, carry,seam. They have looked to bowl Australia out. But they’ve bowled two lengths,too short, and too full. They have just put it there.”
Former Australian Test captainRicky Ponting said he was also caught off guard by the tame deck.
“I’ve been really surprised athow little this wicket has actually done,” Ponting told Seven.
“I know (India) didn’t utilisethe new ball as much as they could, but there hasn’t been much movement off theseam at all and the bounce has been consistent.”
That ball reared off alength. Wow where did that come from?” Mark Waugh said on Fox Cricket.
“The pitch seems a lot moreinconsistent to me from this morning,” Ricky Ponting said on Channel 7coverage.
“There’s a lot more bounce onone end … but that’s just a poor shot, particularly straight after the break.”