ello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE protection of the second Test between India and Australia on the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Stay tuned as we carry you all the newest updates from Day three of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
India lose overview
India lose a overview in an try and pack off Labuschagne because the ball was pitching outdoors off because the Australians breathe a sigh of aid. Ashwin is bowling fantastically, posing inquiries to each Smith and Labuschagne with the latter pulling out a reverse sweep and a lap shot to counter the spin. The cracks have opened up as Australia’s lead continues to swell. India wants to interrupt this stand.
Smith joins Labuscahgne
Ravindra Jadeja begins proceedings from the opposite finish and it’s Steve Smith who’s out within the center together with Marnus Labuschagne. Smith is but to get off the mark as Jadeja begins nicely giving only one run from his first over of the day.
Ashwin strikes, Head falls
Ashwin begins in emphatic style because the off-spinner removes Travis Head and that’s an enormous wicket for India. In the very first over of Day three, Ashwin produced a magnificence after he was smashed for a boundary and the response has been terrific. Head was trying harmful however Ashwin induced an out of doors edge with a supply that turned away as Head lunged ahead to defend. The ball took an out of doors edge and Bharat latched on to a superb low catch to offer India an early breakthrough.
Ashwin begins proceedings
Right then, we’re all set to for Day three to start and will probably be R Ashwin who will begin proceedings with Travis Head on strike.
Axar Patel on his batting
“Obviously it feels good to score runs, but the important thing was coming back from a pressure situation. I think because I was able to defend off the middle, my confidence rose and then I was attacking balls that were in my slot. I was asked in WI if I’m a batting or bowling all-rounder. My answer is simple – if I score runs I’m a batting all-rounder, if I get wickets I’m a bowling all-rounder. I got used to the pace of the wicket today, and the ball wasn’t coming on too quickly so I got time. I was trying to attack the left-arm spinner because that’s my match-up. We’d like to reduce them to as low a target as possible, I think the morning session tomorrow will be important. We need to bowl well and pick a couple of wickets.”
Nathan Lyon after second day’s play
“They are good batters and they could bat in the top 6 in most other sides, here they are batting at 8 and 9, they are not bowlers who can bat but proper batters [on Ashwin and Axar]. I think I sort of deviated from my strengths at Nagpur, my strength is getting it to spin over the top and here I just went back to my basics. The pace was the same throughout the series. Virat is a great batter and in my opinion it was out, I’m pretty sure Virat thinks otherwise. Does help when we have burnt a few reviews and one has to applaud the umpires for such decisions. Hopefully the batters come out and be positive, stick to our methods. It’s gonna set up for what should be a good Test match. A few more would be nice”
Onus on Ashwin, Jadeja
India has to limit Australia to lower than 200 as on a turner batting final would be the most difficult facet on this Test. Ashwin and Jadeja must weave their magic to offer India a real probability of profitable the Test and going 2-0 up within the collection.
Lyon roars in Indian den
Australia discovered a tit-for-tat response with the ball to India to maintain the second Test right here on a knife’s edge after two days of gripping motion. Nathan Lyon (5 for 67) flummoxed India’s top-order batters and the opposite spinners – Todd Murphy and Matthew Kuhnemann – made necessary breakthroughs to offer their workforce the benefit earlier than Axar Patel (74, 115b, 9×4, 3×6) and R. Ashwin made hay off the previous ball to revive parity.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com