In In­dia Test

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - SPORT -

de­liv­ery in the first over af­ter lunch, drag­ging it onto his wicket for two.

The woe­ful shot ex­tended his dire re­cent Test form and left Aus­tralia in trou­ble at 59-3. Marsh has now slumped to six con­sec­u­tive sin­gle-fig­ure scores, fail­ing to step up in the ab­sence of Smith and Warner.

Khawaja, whose Test prepa­ra­tions were dis­rupted af­ter the shock ar­rest of his brother this week for al­legedly fram­ing a love-ri­val with a fake ter­ror plot, was Ash­win’s next vic­tim.

Wick­et­keeper Rishabh Pant took an ex­cel­lent catch af­ter a turn­ing ball flicked off Khawaja’s glove. He was out for 28 on a re­view de­ci­sion.

A gritty knock from Peter Hand­scomb, brought into the side for all-rounder Mitch Marsh, ended on 34 soon af­ter tea with Bum­rah break­ing what was shap­ing as a handy part­ner­ship with Head.

It brought Paine to the crease, but he was un­able to stop the rot and added only five runs be­fore be­com­ing Sharma’s sec­ond scalp.

Cum­mins joined Head and they be­gan to find gaps in the field as In­dia tired, putting on a 50-run stand be­fore Cum­mins was lbw to Bum­rah for 10 late in the day.

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