The second day of the opening Test match between Australia and India has come to an end.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah started the third and final session with a bang as he picked up the ever-so-important wicket of Peter Handscomb. It was a back of a length delivery outside off, the ball skid through and took the outside edge of Handscomb’s bat.
Handscomb played a crucial knock of 34 off 93 balls, hitting five boundaries during his knock.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, his fellow teammate Travis Head was slowly building a good inning for himself and the team in front of the home crowd.
Skipper Tim Paine continued his poor form in the longest format of the game as he was sent back into the dressing by Ishant Sharma at the score of 5. The ball came out of his hand with a wobbly seam and straightened from a length around off and fetched the knick. It was an easy catch for wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
With that dismissal, Ishant picked up his 50th Test wicket against Australia.
Head, who is playing his first Test match for Australia in Australia, is playing the innings of his life as he is currently the only batsman leading the Kangaroos close to the first innings total of the Indian team.
Earlier the day started with the fall of a wicket. Pacer Josh Hazlewood took the wicket of Mohammed Shami on the very first ball of the morning and India were bowled out for 250 in the first innings.
The Australians started their proceedings on a disastrous note as they lost Aaron Finch on the third ball of the first over. Debutant Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja stabled the innings for some time but eventually perished to Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ravichandran Ashwin turned out to be the pick of the bowlers for Team India as he picked up 3 wickets for his team. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets each.
At the end of day’s play, the Kangaroos have put 191 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of 7 wickets with Travis Head (61) and Mitchell Starc (8) still at the crease.