Live, India vs Australia, 2nd Test: India strike twice, Australia 87/2 at Lunch

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Live score: Australia 87/2 from 45 overs; Matthew Renshaw (40), Shau Marsh (2).

Australia: 87/2 from 45 overs

That’s it, the first session is over and what an absorbing session of cricket it was! India bowlers came out with aggression and bowled in the right areas. R Ashwin picked up the wicket of David Warner, while Ravindra Jadeja removed the danger man, Steve Smith.

Matt Renshaw has batted very well and is unbeaten on 40. At Lunch on Day 2, Australia have reached 87/2 and still trail India by 102 runs. 47 runs were scored in the morning session at a loss of two wickets. Join us for the second session in 30 minutes.

Australia: 83/2 from 42 overs

Wicket! That’s a big scalp. Ravindra Jadeja removes Aussie skipper Steve Smith. A flat trajectory quicker ball by Jadeja. Smith tried to nudge it, bat-pad and caught by wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha.

Australia: 61/1 from 30 overs

India are clearly on top Australia here. Bowling this morning has been very tight and runs have dried up for the visit team. The Indian bowlers have come out with aggression and are bowling in the right areas.

Australia: 53/1 from 22 overs

Wicket! Ashwin removes Warner, India pick the first wicket. The team is pumped up, what a wicket. Pitches and rips past the bat to knock off stump. Warner tried to play at the back foot and ended up exposing the stumps.

Australia: 45/0 from 18 overs

Ishant Sharma and R Ashwin have started the proceeding for India. David Warner and Matt Renshaw are at the crease for Australia.

Bengaluru: India will look to bounce back on Day 2 of the second Test after they were bundled out for 189 in the first innings on Day 1.

Aussie off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed career-best figures of eight for 50 to bowl out India for 189. This was India’s third batting collapse in a row against the visiting team. The Virat Kohli-led side could only manage to put up 105 and 107 in the two innings of the first Test in Pune.

Lyon tormented Indian batters with spin and bounce as he picked up crucial wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara, Kohli among others.

Team India won the toss and elected to bat. Injured Murali Vijay was replaced at the top by Abhinav Mukund, who was dismissed for a duck by Mitchell Starc on his return to the team after six years. Lyon dismissed Pujara immediately before lunch with India on 72/2.

The next two sessions belonged to the team from Down Under as Team India’s woes against quality spin bowling continued. The hero of Pune Test, Steve O’Keefe, dismissed Karum Nair to pick up his solitary wicket in the first innings.

Australia ended the first day’s play at 40/0.

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