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Australia vs India, Ist Test, Day 2, As it happened: Head resists Indian bowlers

Indian bowlers will be eager to land quick blows on Australia

Adelaide, December 7: Indian bowlers will be eager to strike regularly on Day 2 of the first Australia vs India Test at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday (December 7). India had crawled to 250 for 9 at stumps on Day 1, courtesy a gutsy hundred by Cheteshwar Pujara (123) before getting run out in the last over of the day.

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The bowlers will have to copy Pujara's tenacity to keep Australia on the hooks and they can also take a cue from the discipline showed by the home side bowlers. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon were on the money throughout on a hot Thursday (December 6), and therein the Indian bowlers have a blueprint. So, here's MyKhel's Live Update of Day 2 proceedings.

12:51 pm

STUMPS: Australia: 191/7; Trail by 59 runs. Head: 61 and Starc: 8 are at crease. End of Day 2.

12:20 pm

WICKET NO 7: Pat Cummins lbw Bumrah 10 and Aussies are 177/7. At this stage they trail by 77 runs.

12:16 pm

Over 80: New ball is taken. And Bumrah returns to attack. Two slips and a gully in place for the pacer.

12:14 pm

50 partnership between Head and Cummins for the 7th wicket, much like the one between Pujara and Ashwin yesterday.

11:55 am

Travis Head has completed 50, first in this Australian innings. Vijay is into attack too. His off-spin will give main bowlers some rest ahead of new ball

11:45 am

Final hour of the day begins. Australia still trail by 99 runs.

11:37 am

A good tight Test match and at this stage India are ahead and they need to ensure that the lead should be something substantial in the vicinity of 70-80 runs.

11:14 am

India snaffle the 6th Australian wicket and the hosts are 127/6. Paine snicked this one from Ishant to Pant and India could well be looking at lead near 100

11:09 am

Australia are still behind by 120-odd runs and the runs are at a trickle.

10:47 am

Wicket No 5: Australia are 120/5. Peter Handscomb tried to run Bumrah down to third man and all he managed was a thick edge to 'keeper Pant

10:36 am

Final session of the day begins and Australia now trail by 132 runs.

10:15 am

TEA: Australia have crawled to 117/4 in 55 overs. Indian bowlers have kept it tight while Peter Handscomb and Travis Head look to garner some runs.

09:42 am

100 up for Australia. It has been big struggle for them with not many scoring opportunities and a couple of loose shots cost them wickets too

09:07 am

Big wicket as Ashwin snares Usman Khawaja for 28. The left-hander's prod resulted in a thin edge which was taken by stumper Pant and the original decision of not out was overturned via DRS

08:55 am

Shami is bowling in full throttle as there was a bit of concern when the physio attended to his shoulder. Looks pretty fine

08:33 am

That 250 has all of a sudden assumed a bigger proportion and Handscomb is not looking comfortable at all against Ashwin

08:18 am

Wicket No 3: Australia are 59/3, success in the first over after lunch. Shaun Marsh went for an expansive drive off Ashwin's wide delivery but an inside edge crashed on to his stumps

08:14 am

Session 2 of Day 2 begins with Australia at 57/2 and Indian bowlers used a shorter length in the first session. Will we see a change?

07:37 am

Lunch on DAY 2. Australia are 57/2 with Khwaja and Shaun Marsh at crease

07:15 am

The Breakthrough as Ashwin gets rid off Harris; a bat-pad chance was taken easily by Vijay at silly mid off. New man is Shaun Marsh

07:12 am

Usman Khwaja and Marcus Harris have been steady so far without letting go chances to score.

06:52 am

The pitch seemed to have slowed down a bit at Adelaide as batsmen seem to have that extra split second to play their shots

06:38 am

Double change for India as Shami and Ashwin are into attack.

06:23 am

Amdist all, Bumrah sends down a 153.2 kmph delivery in the eighth over and it has been the quickest of the match so far

06:05 am

Ishant's length has been terrific in this spell, forcing the batsmen to play all the time.

05:45 am

Wicket No 1: Finch, who went for an expansive drive, was cleaned up by Ishant. Aus are 0/1. Ideal start for India

05:40 am

Openers are out in the middle for Australia - Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris. Ishant Sharma will open the bowling for India.

05:32 am

INDIA ALL OUT for 250. Shami c Paine b Hazlewood and now it will be over to Indian bowlers.

05:21 am

Welcome to MyKhel's Day 2 live updates of the first Test and it's a bit of an overcast day in Adelaide but the intensity of cricket as we yesterday could be high.

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