BOWLERS GIVE INDIA EDGE
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Australia were struggling at 127-6, when things turned their way thanks to the eighth-wicket partnership between Head and Cummins.
Head started to play more shots as soon as the tail-ender came to the crease, and in doing so, reached his second Test half-century off 103 balls.
It was the only passage of play where India’s bowling lost a little colour, but it was partly due to the fact that Murali Vijay (0-10) bowled four overs before the second new ball was taken. it, only to edge to the
Cummins faced 44 balls until then but it didn’t matter as Bumrah trapped him LBW. However, the Indian pacers were unable to make further inroads into the Australian lower-order as Head and Starc batted out the remaining overs before stumps.
Earlier, Ashwin bowled with control as Australia were restricted to 117-4 at tea. The senior offspinner bowled an incisive spell that tied down Aus’s batsmen.
First up, Shaun Marsh (2) gifted his wicket immediately after the break. In the very first over, he went for a wild slash against Ashwin, but ended up playing on.
Ishant Sharma of India (L) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Australia’s during Day Two of the first Test at the Adelaide Oval. (AFP)