IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 2 Recap: Ashwin & Umesh shine as India stretches lead to 62 at Stumps

IND vs AUS 1st Test Recap: Chasing India's stiff total of 244, Australia have just managed to reach 191 in the first innings. India finishes on 9/1 at the Stumps on Day 2. Mayank Agarwal and night-watchman Jaspreet Bumrah to resume on day three.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 18, 2020 19:10 IST
IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 2 Recap: Ashwin & Umesh shine as India stretches lead to 62 at Stumps
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IND vs AUS 1st Test Recap: 

Day 2: Stumps - India lead by 62 runs

IND - 244 & 9/1 (Mayank Agarwal 5*, Jasprit Bumrah 0*; Pat Cummins 1/6)

AUS - 191 All-out (Tim Paine 73, Labuschagne 47; Ashwin 4/55, Umesh 3/40)

Australia is taking on India in the opening Test (IND vs AUS 1st D/N Test) at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Chasing India's 244, the hosts are bundled out for 191 in the first innings. This could have been worse for Australia if Indian fieldsmen grabbed those dropped chances. Skipper Tim Paine (73* off 99 balls) was the only Australian batsman to put some fight in the middle. However, in the second inning, Prithvi Shaw's lack of consistency has been exposed once again but Bumrah's solid defense to take India to stumps without additional wickets.

India finishes on 9/1 at the Stumps on Day 2. Mayank Agarwal and night-watchman Jaspreet Bumrah to resume on day three. Undoubtedly, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh's crucial blows ensured that India have an upper hand going into day 3.

Earlier, Indian bowlers were relentless with their line-length and hit in the right areas and restricted Australia to a below-par score. Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers for India, picked four for 55. Umesh Yadav and Jaspreet Bumrah earlier set the tone by picking the Aussies key wickets upfront. Umesh Yadav took three wickets by conceding just 40 runs and Bumrah took a couple of wickets as well. 

Indian skipper Virat Kohli's bizarre run-out was the limelight on Thursday night and it was expected to be the turning point of the series, then we have been proved wrong. India folded up for 244 in the first inning after winning the toss and opting to bat. Virat Kohli was the top run-getter, accumulating 74 runs off 180 deliveries. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins scalped for four and three wickets respectively.