Friday, February 24, 2017

1st Test: Here"s a break-up of 15 wickets on Day Two

Australia First innings 

Wicket No. 1 @ 9:32am

Mitchell Starc (61) fails to clear the ropes and offers an easy catch to Ravindra Jadeja at deep mid-wicket off R Ashwin, who was hit for four earlier in the over. 

Australia 260 all out

India First innings 

Wicket No. 2 @ 10:10am

M Vijay (10) pokes at a beauty from pacer Josh Hazlewood straight to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade. He won’t forget the New South Welshman’s inswinger in a hurry.
India 26 for 1

Wicket No. 3 @ 10:43am

Cheteshwar Pujara (6) gloves a climbing Starc delivery while executing a defensive shot and Wade is only too happy to hold on to it. India 44 for 2

Wicket No. 4 @ 10:46am

Virat Kohli (0) chases a wide delivery and snicks it to Peter Handscomb at first slip. Kohli’s only hope is to whether Starc has over-stepped. He hasn’t and the skipper is on his way amidst a stunned MCA Stadium crowd.
India 44 for 3

Wicket No. 5 @ 12:37pm

KL Rahul (64) looks all set for a big score, but in a rush of blood, goes down the track to hit left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe only to find Warner at long off.
India 94 for 4

Wicket No. 6 @ 12:41pm

Ajinkya Rahane(13) plays a tad too early against the spin of O’Keefe and the Mumbai batsman’s outside edge is brilliantly caught by Handscomb at gully. His tally against the Aussies at home is now just 21.
India 95 for 5

Wicket No. 7 @ 12:43pm
Wridhiman Saha (0) can’t continue his brilliant form with the bat as he hangs his bat out to an away going delivery from O’Keefe. The ball goes off the ‘keeper’s pad straight to Steve Smith at first slip.
India 95 for 6

Wicket No. 8 @ 12:48pm
R Ashwin (1) can be a feared lower-order batsman. He plays his fellow off-spinner Nathan Lyon with soft hands, a bit too soft perhaps and the ball balloons off his shoe for Handscomb to take an excellent diving catch at bat-pad.
India 95 for 7

Wicket No. 9 @ 12:58pm
Jayant Yadav (2) is under massive pressure. He stretches forward to smother O’Keefe’s away going delivery, and is completely beaten. Wade removes the bails in a flash and Yadav’s foot is on the line. Gone!
India 98 for 8

Wicket No. 10 @ 1:07pm
Ravindra Jadeja (2) can’t resist the temptation of hitting O’Keefe’s incoming ball into the long-on stands. He doesn’t get his timing right and Starc takes a well-judged catch facing the sun.
India 101 for 9

Wicket No. 11 @ 1:15pm
Umesh Yadav (4) gives O’Keefe the charge, but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball. The outside edge goes straight to Smith at first slip.
India 105 all out

Australia second innings 

Wicket No. 12 @ 1:44pm

David Warner (10) is all aggression even on a misbehaving pitch. After dispatching Ashwin for two boundaries off a sweep and reverse sweep, the offie traps him right in front of the wicket Australia 10 for 1

Wicket No. 13 @ 1:44pm

Shaun Marsh (0) has been sent to open the innings and doesn’t score a run in 20 deliveries. He falls prey to Ashwin – leg before wicket – off the master off-spinner’s straighter one one. Australia 13 for 2

Wicket No. 14 @2:42pm

Peter Handscomb (19) provides evidence of his talent but his attempt to play to square leg well inside his crease is in vain as he only manages to flick one to Murli Vijay at leg slip.

Australia 61 for 3

Wicket No. 15 — 3:40pm
Matt Renshaw (31) decided to go for a big one off Jayant Yadav. His hit is high but not handsome as Ishant Sharma holds on to one at long off. One more run would have given him 100 for the match.
Australia 113 for 4

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