Australia vs India 2018: 1st Test Match, Day 2 – Lunch Report
Australia ended the lunch session on Day 2 after scoring 57 for the loss of two wickets. Indian bowlers could not hit the right length as they were short in length. In fact, Indian bowlers bowled 28% on the full length as they failed to ask the right questions. However, the visitor’s bowlers were able to keep a lid on the proceedings as they didn’t let the Aussie batters off the hook.
India had a perfect start to the day when Ishant Sharma sent Aaron Finch’s stumps crashing down. It was a perfect inswinger from the lanky fast bowler as Finch continued his dismal form going. However, both Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja had the patience to leave the balls outside the off-stump.
In fact, India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami looked a bit uncomfortable in the first session. He also returned back to the dressing room to have a closer look on his shoulder. However, he came back to take the field once again.
Ravichandran Ashwin provided India’s second breakthrough he got the better off Marcus Harris who was a bit lazy in his approach. The ball lofted to silly point, Murali Vijay who took a simple catch.
In fact, it was a half-volley from Ashwin and Harris would have been disappointed after getting a good start as he made 26 runs. Usman Khawaja is batting unbeaten on 21 runs.
Meanwhile, Josh Hazlewood nipped in the bud as he got the better of Mohammed Shami on the first ball of the day. It was an innocuous delivery down the leg-side from Hazlewood. Thus, Josh finished as Australia’s best bowler as he scalped three wickets.
Brief Scores: Australia: 57-2, Marcus Harris 26, Ishant 1-9.