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India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: February 24, 2017, 6:28 PM IST

1st Test, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 23 - 27 February, 2018

Toss won by Australia (decided to bat)

Australia beat India by 333 runs

Man of the Match: Steve O'Keefe


That's it from us today, we will be back again tomorrow with the third day in Pune.




Pune Test, Day 2, Stumps - Australia, 2nd Innings: 143/4 (Smith: 59*, Marsh: 21*) lead by 298 runs. India, 1st Innings: 105 all-out


What a Ball! Jadeja flights the ball and Marsh comes onto the front foot to defend it but the ball spins hard and misses everything. Close shave for Marsh.


Indian bowlers are looking out of options and after such a long time, its India who are on the ropes in the longest format of the game. Smith and Marsh are moving along nicely and at their own terms.


Smith is content with leaving Umesh's wide deliveries as he knows Australia are in a great position and he doen't want to give India even a glimer of hope by throwing his wicket away. Australia: 142/4, lead by 297 runs.


Smith and Marsh have toned down the scoring rate a bit and it seems they want to see out the day. The pair would want to bat as much as possible tomorrow and set a huge target for India to chase.

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Australia has now extended their lead to 295 as India are in deep trouble. The hosts will like to forget the first two sessions of the day that have put Virat Kohli and his troops in this position.


SIX: Marsh comes dancing down the track and hits a huge six towards long on. This the price you pay if you flight the ball as the batsman gets a chance to open his arms and slog it on the on-side.


Four: Glorious straight drive by Mitch Marsh to add insult to injury after he was adjudged not out of the previous delivery. Nothing is going India's way at the moment.


Not Out: Its deja vu for Virat Kohli and Jayat Yadav as replays show the ball was missing the leg stump by a mile. Both the reviews now wasted by India and Marsh survives yet again.


Review: The second review taken by Virat Kohli and Co after the on-field umpire gave LBW not out to Mitchell Marsh.


Four: Ishant Sharma bowls an over-pitched delivery and Marsh obliges by hitting the ball through the covers for a boundary. The right-hander gets off the mark with a four.


Not Out: Replays show the ball was missing the leg stump and the on-field umpire's decision stands. Close shave for Mitchell Marsh.


Review: Jayant's off spinner hits Marsh into the pads, umpire gives not out but Virat Kohli and team has taken the help of DRS.


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Out: Finally a breakthrough for India as Matthew Renshaw gives away his wicket. Renshaw comes dancing down the track to Jayant and edges one straight up which is easily plucked by Ishant at long off. The southpaw is out for 31.


50: Skipper Steve Smith has reached yet another half-century. This is Smith's 21st half-century in Test cricket. The captain leading from the front.


The visitors have extended their lead to 264 now and it's only the second day. Few heads are dropping in the Indian camp and it is not a good sign for the hosts. Few dropped catches haven't helped India's cause either.


The hundred is up for Australia in the second innings and this will be hard for India now


BOUNDARY: Renshaw hits that in the air and gets another boundary, Australia's lead now over 250 and it is safe to say the visitors have a match winning lead already, 99/3 in the second innings


BOUNDARY: Renshaw hits that well through mid-wicket and one can sense Ashwin is disappointed after the catch drop of Smith


Peter Handscomb was excellent as a close in fielder and the Indians have just let their premier bowler down


Steven Smith has been dropped thrice, when he was 23, 29 and 37. The last one was a dolly 


DROPPED: Steven Smith is dropped again, gets an inside edge on to the pad and Abhinav Mukund drops it. That could just be the match for India


That must have hurt, Renshaw is hit on the arm by Umesh Yadav and he is down. Australia 80/3

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India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 2: As It Happened

Steven Smith (AP Photo)


For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page.

Day 1, Round-up: Matt Renshaw and Mitchell Starc struck half-centuries as Australia attempted a late recovery on the opening day.

Renshaw, the youngest Australian to bag a half-century in a Test against India, had retired hurt with an upset stomach in the morning session before returning to score 68 runs. The 20-year-old struck 10 boundaries and a six before edging off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to second slip where Murali Vijay pulled off an excellent catch.

Starc smashed a qucikfire half-century and was unbeaten on 57 runs from 58 balls at stumps with fellow pacer Josh Hazlewood giving him company with one run off 31 deliveries. Australia were on 256/9 at the end of the first day's play.

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