Australia reach 57/2 at lunch Day 2 of Adelaide Test


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Australia lost both the openers previously coming to 57/2 at lunch Day 2 of the opening Test against India at the Adelaide Oval here Friday.

Usman Khawaja (21 not out) and Shaun Marsh (1 not out) headed back undefeated at the interim as the hosts trailed by 193 rushes to the guests’ first innings aggregate of 250.

The Indian reaction came very right off the bat in the Aussie innings, with a splendid inswinger from veteran pacer Ishant Sharma tidying up Aaron Finch in the simple first over for a third-ball duck.

From that point, the other opener Marcus Harris (26) and the in-shape No.3 Khawaja struck a 45-run represent the second wicket.

The association went on easily as both the batsmen took a gander quiet while confronting the pace trio of Ishant, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

Be that as it may, Harris’ inconveniences of perusing off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was clear from the time the tweaker came in to bowl before in the long run tumbling to a similar bowler after a better than average begin.

Prior, Australia took only one ball to wrap up the guests’ innings for the medium-term score of 250.

Pacer Josh Hazlewood got the last man Shami (6) captured behind on the plain first ball to deny the guests any expansion to the medium-term score.

For the hosts, Hazlewood shone with three wickets, while individual quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took two scalps each. The spinner Nathan Lyon additionally packed away a few wickets.

Prior Thursday, India were decreased to 19/3 preceding centurion Cheteshwar Pujara’s lumpy sixteenth Test ton (123) moored the innings to 250/9 at stumps.

Pujara, anyway tumbled to a splendid run out on the last bundle of the opening day.

Brief Scores: India 250 (Cheteshwar Pujara 123, Rohit Sharma 37; Josh Hazlewood 3/52, Pat Cummins 2/49) versus Australia 57/2 (Marcus Harris 26, Usman Khawaja 21 not out; Ishant Sharma 1/9).


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