Century Partnership For The First Wicket Against India For The First Time This Year, Australia 277/6
- Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris put on a half-century, both of which shared a century for the first wicket.
- Travis Head played 58 and Shaun Marsh scored 45 runs.
- In the first Test of this series, India defeated Australia by 31 runs.
Sports Desk: Australia has scored 277 runs for six wickets till the end of the first day of the second Test against India. Australia decided to bat first before winning the toss. Opener Marcus Harris scored the highest score of 70 runs. At the same time, Travis Head played 58 and Aaron Finch scored 50 runs. Ishant Sharma and Hanuma Vihari took 2-2 wickets from India. Jaspreet Bumrah and Umesh Yadav got one success.
Australian opener Finch and Harris gave the team a strong start. Both shared a 112-run partnership for the first wicket. This is the first-century partnership for the first wicket in Test #cricket against India this year. Finch scored 50 off 105 balls and Harris contributed 55 runs in 108 balls. 7 runs in Extra. Finch made his second half-century of his career.
Finch got beaten 2 times on Shami’s ball: Mohammed Shami thrashed 12th over of Australian innings This was his first over in this test. He made a strong appeal to LBW against Aaron Finch on the first ball, but the umpire did not get out. #Virat Kohli talked with Shami and took the DRS on this. However, Finch is not out in the review. Shami again beat Finch on the next ball.
First: Jaspreet Bumrah hit LBW off Finch on the second ball of 36th over. Bumrah was unable to understand the ball coming inside and tried to hit on-drive, but the ball hit the ball instead of the ball. But the ball hit to his pads instead of the bat.
Second: Usman Khawaja, who came to bat after Finch’s dismissal, could not stay long enough. He shared just 18 runs with Harris. Khwaja was caught by Rishabh Pant at the private score of 5 runs.
Third: Opener Harris, who was batting better against fast bowlers, was uncomfortable in front of the spin. Hanuma Vihari, the only part-time spinner involved in the Indian team, was constantly troubling them. In the 49th over of the innings, Hanuma’s ball reached the Harris with a bounce, which he could not handle. The ball went into the hands of Ajinkya Rahane in the slip from his bat.
Fourth: Ishant got his first success in the first ball of the 55th over after tea. He caught Peter Handscomb to Kohli’s hand. Handscomb scored 7 runs off 16 balls.
Fifth: Hanuma got second success in the 77th over. Shaun Marsh got caught on the crease by Rahane. Marsh scored 45 runs in 98 balls with 6 boundaries.
Sixth: Ishant sent Travis Hayden to the pavilion in the 83rd over. Head made the third half-century of the career. Ishant’s ball was caught by Shami on head third man. He shared a 84-run partnership with Marsh for the fifth wicket.
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