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THE Aus­tralian bub­ble burst af­ter just one suc­cess­ful day of the sum­mer as the car crash that is Aus­tralia’s bat­ting sent all too fa­mil­iar shud­ders through a na­tional dress­ing room which had been smil­ing.

Only a stoic ef­fort from lo­cal hero Travis Head saved the hosts from to­tal col­lapse, and kept his team alive, as In­dia’s spin king Ravi Ash­win locked in on the Aussie left-han­ders and sent a se­ri­ous mes­sage for the se­ries.

A dogged 61 not out from Head, who be­came the first South Aus­tralian to post a 50 in Adelaide for nearly 15 years, helped push his team at least to­wards par­ity by stumps with the score at 7-191.

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