Adelaide Test, Day 2: India vs Australia (Report)
Adelaide, Dec 7 - Travis Head's fighting 61 off 149 balls helped Australia reach 191/7 at stumps on Friday, the second day of the first test against India, after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three top-order wickets and helped the visitors dominate the day's play. SCORECARD
India were all out for 250 runs in the first innings when Mohammad Shami got out on the first ball of the day, reports Efe news.
Ishant Sharma bowled opener Aaron Finch in the very first over of the Australian innings with a beautiful in-swinger, providing a crucial breakthrough before Ashwin started troubling the hosts with his drifters.
Marcus Harris was caught at silly mid-off trying to defend an Ashwin delivery after making 26 off 57 balls, and soon after Shaun Marsh attempted a drive against the spinner and ended up dragging the ball back on to the stumps.
With Australia reduced to 59/3, Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb slowed down the tempo and tried to stabilize the innings before Khawaja nicked an Ashwin delivery to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
Down at number six, Head defended well and attacked loose deliveries as wickets continued to fall at the other end, with Handscomb departing for 34 and keeper Tim Paine managing just 5 runs.