Thursday, February 25

India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test, Day 2: Ashwin’s 4 wickets help India take 53-run lead

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India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test, Day 2: Australia were bowled out for 191, handing a 53-run lead to India in the second innings on the second day of the first Test against India at Adelaide Oval. Marnus Labuschagne (46) and Tim Paine (9) were at the crease for the home team at the end of the second session. Ashwin jolted Australia by picking up three crucial wickets – Steve Smith (1), Travis Head (7) and Cameron Green (11). Earlier in the day, Jasprit Bumrah had trapped Joe Burns (8) and Mathew Wade (8) leg before. India were all out for 244 in the first innings of the pink-ball Test against Australia in Adelaide. 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. The first day of the day-night game was full of ups and downs for India. Earlier on Thursday, India had won the toss and opted to bat first.