India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1: India trail by 242 runs

Australia put up a fighting total at Delhi in the 1st innings. India trail by 242 runs at the end of 1st Day of India vs Australia

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India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1: India trail by 242 runs

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Australia put up a fighting total at Delhi in the 1st innings. India trail by 242 runs at the end of 1st Day of India vs Australia

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Rohit Sharma led his team to the 2nd Test at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi against the mighty and hungry Aussie side. Australia needs to win the match as they are already behind in the series. On the other hand, India will try to continue their winning run to secure the WTC Final spot. Now let’s go through the Day 1 match report of India vs Australia 2nd Test.

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Rohit Sharma & Pat Cummins during the toss
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India vs Australia: 2nd Test Day 1 Match Report

Cheteshwar Pujara made his appearance in his 100th Test Match for India National Cricket Team. Australia Captain Pat Cummins won the toss & elected to bat first. The pitch is suitable for batting first as it helps the batsmen to score runs quite easily for at least 2-3 days.

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Pujara with his Family & Team-mates
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David Warner lost his wicket for only 15 runs. Mohammad Shami gave his team a decent start. Khawaja looked quite sharp when he was playing some classic cricketing shots. Labuschagne helped him for some time but Ashwin took his wicket and he also dismissed Smith for a duck in the same over. Australia lost two more quick wickets. Handscomb stood tall against the fierce Indian bowling attack and gave hope to put up a healthy total. Jadeja dismissed Khawaja for 81 runs and once again India went on to the driving seat of the match.

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Khawaja & Handscomb
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Aus Skipper Pat Cummins played a good inning of 33 runs and made the partnership with Handscomb. Handscomb remained not out but the other side of the pitch went blank. Australia bowled out for 263 runs in the 1st Inning. Jadeja and Ashwin claimed 3 wickets each while Shami dismissed 4 batsmen.

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Jadeja, Ashwin & Shami claimed all 10 Wickets
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India went into bat and made 21 runs in 9 overs as the 1st day of India vs Australia 2nd Test ended.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann

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