End of Day 2: India 9/1 after 6 overs.
India's day it is and what a show with the ball from the visitors. R Ashwin spun a web with four wickets and Umesh complimented by taking three as India bowled out Australia for 191. Prithvi SHaw failed to carry is bat through but Mayank Agarwal and Jasprit Bumrah ensured, India ends the second day with a healthy lead of 62 runs.
India 7/1 after 4 overs: Terrible from Shaw and against a quality bowler like Cummins, the opener is all exposed as the ball sneaks through the massive gap between bat and pad to castle the stumps. Absolute shocker and his pooor run continues.
India 1/0 after 1 over: Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal begin India's innings the duo's primary idea should be to see off the new ball and strengthen India's lead.
End of Innings: Australia 191 all out | India leads by 53 runs.
Fantastic bowling show by India and it is Ashwin who leads the charts with a four-wicket haul as Umesh Yadav takes three to bundle out Australia for 191.
Australia 156/8 after 64 overs: Tim Paine hammers Shami for two boundaries and the Australian captain gets to his half-century, amid the collapse around him. Top stuff.
Australia 146/8 after 62 overs: Mohammed Shami is back into the attack and India have removed Mitchell Starc who fell short of his crease.
Australia 138/7 after 60 overs: Saha puts a very tough chance as Starc survives but India on the kill at the moment.
Australia 111/7 after 54 overs: GONE! Umesh gets Labuschagne, traps him in front. The batsman reviews but to no avail. Gone! Another one - Cummins is undone by the short ball - caught by Rahane and Australia in deep trouble.
Australia 103/5 after 52 overs: Bumrah and Yadav in tandem now. So, just a one over for Ashwin after the second break. Labuschagne inching towards his 50. This has been a slow grind for the Aussies. Paine took Australia past the 100-mark with a boundary.
Australia 94/5 after 49 overs: Labuschagne and Paine to resume after break. Ashwin with the ball. Good start. Two from that over.
Day 2: Tea Break - Australia 92/5 after 48 overs | Trails by 152 runs
Australia 86/5 after 47 overs: Ashwin is building the pressure but Labuschagne is up to the task and he is just getting bolder in confidence. A wicket here would put India firmly on top.
Australia 84/5 after 44 overs: Huge relief for Australia as Labuschagne reviews a caugght behind and after the umpire ruled him out and that's an excellent review. He surives and along with skipper Tim Paine will now have to shoulder the responsibility of taking this innings forward.
Australia 79/5 after 41 overs: India on top as Ashwin picks his third wicket and Kohli takes a blinder at mid-wicket to pack off Cameron Green. Green goes for the pull but Kohli puts a full dive and takes an excellent catch to leave Australia five down.
Australia 66/4 after 35 overs: Caught & Bowled and it is Ashwin again as he gets Travis Head. This is fabulous play from India and they realise they are back in this Test as Head spoons a simple catch to the bowler.
Australia 61/3 after 31 overs: Umesh Yadav is back into the attack and India seem to have gained some control with the wicket of Smith. Travis Head is out there in the middle and Labuschagne now understands that he needs to drop anchor. India, meanwhile, search for further wickets.
Australia 45/3 after 27 overs: Huge wicket as Steve Smith falls. India have compensated after dropping Labuschagne as Ashwin snares an outside edge and Ajinkya Rahane safe as houses pouches one to leave the Indian camp in high spirits.
Australia 41/2 after 23 overs: Oh dear! Prithvi Shaw has dropped a sitter and hands Labuschagne a golden life.. The plan was to bump-out the batsmen, Bumrah digs in short, Labuschagne goes for the pull, gets a top-edge and Shaw fumbles at square leg. Bumrah then gets Smith to edge and the ball dies just ahead of second slip.
Australia 36/2 after 20 overs: Welcome back to the second session. Smith and Labuschagne strut out to the middle. Marnus will take strike. Shami to start proceedings after the break. He is mixing up his lengths quite nicely, is Shami. Testing Marnus with the short ball. Just a single off that over.
Day 2 Dinner - Australia 35/2 after 19 overs: India will take this session heading into the Dinner break and it's Bumrah with the breakthrough after being bundled out for 244.
Australia 29/2 after 17 overs: WICKET - Jasprit Bumrah strikes again and this time the pacer traps Burns with a yorker down the leg. The batsman went for the review and replays suggested the ball was just clipping the leg-stump. India won't mind that the group is pumped as Bumrah has packed off both the Australian openers.
Australia 20/1 after 15 overs: WICKET - Jasprit Bumrah strikes and he gives India the first breakthrough by trapping Matthew Wade, who fails to impress as a Test opener. Australia take the review but the on-field decision stays. Marnus Labuschagne opens his account in a streaky way as he edges Bumrah as the ball flies past low to the right of a diving Saha and through the cordon for a boundary.
Australia 16/0 after 14 overs: Bumrah and Shami are bowling well in tandem and despite not giving runs away, the Indians sense a wicket round the corner.
Australia 12/0 after 10 overs: Mohammed Shami into the attack and he starts in a decent way giving just two runs. The Indians have been attacking but one of them needs to produce a wicket-taking delivery or ensure the batsman makes a mistake to create the breakthrough.
Australia 8/0 after 7 overs: Both Burns and Wade are off the mark, with the latter pocketing a boundary but both Umesh and Bumrah have been relentless in their approach. India eyeing an opening.
Australia 0/0 after 4 overs: Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah have bowled four maidens in a row and Australia is yet to score a run. This is fantastic bowling from India.
Australia 0/0 after 1 Over: Right then! The Australian openers - Joe Burns and Matthew Wade will do the opening honours and it will be Umesh Yadav with the new Pink ball. India needs a good start here. Umesh swings the new ball most among the three Indian quicks in the XI, could be why he is bowling the first over. Two slips, gully, and short leg in place for Wade. A very good start from Umesh - a maiden first up.
GONE! India are all out. They started the day on 233 for 6 and have lost their remaining four wickets for just 11. Cummins gets Shami to end India's first innings. Cummins and Starc pick seven wickets between them.
India 244/9 after 93 Overs : GONE! It's a procession out there - another one bites the dust, Starc gets his fourth as Yadav holes out to Wade. India nine down. Shami joins Bumrah. Bumrah drives handsomely through covers for four. India inching towards 250.
India 235/8 after 91 Overs : GONE! Starc gets Saha, who is out caught behind. India folding in a jiffy. Bumrah joins Yadav in the middle. Just one run and a wicket off that over. The Aussie quicks have come out all guns blazing this afternoon.
India 234/7 after 90 Overs : The new ball is nine overs old. Saha and Ashwin are all set to resume action on day two. Out comes the Australian team led by Tim Paine. Ashwin takes strike. Cummins to start proceedings - starts with a short ball, Ashwin sways out of the way. Two slips and a short leg for Ash. GONE ! Australia have got the early breakthrough, Ashwin is caught behind. Terrific start. It was a full delivery outside off, Ashwin pushed hard at it and the ball straightened to take the edge en route to the keeper. Umesh Yadav joins Saha.
Big first hour for both teams - India would want Saha and Ashwin to bat for time and get to that 300-mark. Australia, on the other hand, would be hoping to clean up the tail as quickly as possible. Allan Border, on air, feels it's still 50-50 and that the pitch will quicken up a bit, bringing India's fast bowlers into play.
News Update : There has been a new Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney's Northern Beaches region, which has prompted state governments to tighten their borders across Australia. While these are still early days, the cluster of cases threatens to cast doubts over planning around the SCG Test in the new year. However, Cricket Australia has maintained that it will not be rushed into making any decisions.
It was a slow pitch with steep bounce in Adelaide on day one. This is what the surface looks like as we warm up for all the action on day two of the first Test match.
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