India’s gun fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was able to provide visitor’s first breakthrough as he trapped Australian opener Aaron Finch in front of the wickets. Bumrah pitched the ball up to the batsman and got it to move in with the angle. Finch who had batted brilliantly for his fifty could not get bat to the ball.
Thus, India had to wait for 35 overs for their first wicket of the second Test match at new Optus stadium. Bumrah bowled a fine over as he bowled two snorter deliveries to beat the outside edge of the new batsman Usman Khawaja.
Meanwhile, Australia is in a commanding position after twin fifties from their openers. The rookie southpaw batsman Marcus Harris is going strong as he batting unbeaten on 55 runs. Consequently, the Indian bowlers will like to make a solid comeback after a bleak start in the opening session.
The hosts had added 66 runs in the first session without any loss of a wicket. Both Harris and Finch came out with an aggressive approach after the Lunch break and brought their fifty.
On the other hand, the Indian bowlers could not hit the straps in the first session of the ongoing Test match. The tourist’s bowlers were wayward in their length as they were too short. Furthermore, Harris and Finch showed the right technique and both the openers were patient in their approach.
Hence, it was a perfect start for the hosts. India is leading in the four-match series 1-0 and Australia will aim to make a solid comeback.
Here is Aaron Finch dismissal: