LIVE Australia vs India 1st Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score Adelaide: Virat Kohli-led India got off to a nightmarish start of the first day of the four-match Test series. Apart from a Pujara masterclass, there was nothing much to talk about as the top-order crumbled, thanks to poor shot selection. At stumps on Day 1, India were 250/9, considering it was a batting paradise that also offered something for the bowlers. Come Day 2, India will look to make early inroads in the Australian batting with their pace battery. India would hope Ashwin does a Lyon, who as a finger spinner bowled in excess of 20 overs and picked up two big wickets that of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant.
The pacers from India will look to make the most with the red cherry. Kohli would hope the bowlers hit the right lengths and get the rewards.
Earlier after winning the toss and opting to bat first, India was reduced to 127/6 by the 50th over before Cheteshwar Pujara hit a 246-ball 123 to bail out the tourists, helping them reach 250/9 at the close of play.
The pace trio of Starc (2/63), Pat Cummins (2/49) and Jose Hazlewood (2/52) shared six wickets, while spinner Nathan Lyon accounted for another two.
“I thought we bowled really well for four hours, probably pretty well for another hour and probably got it a bit wrong at the end there,” Starc told reporters after the first day’s action. Cheteshwar Pujara batted a lot of time. He’s someone who likes to absorb pressure and bat a long time, and credit to him he scored a fantastic hundred today. I think if you asked us at the start of the day if we’d take losing the toss and India being 9 for 250 at stumps I think we’d bite your arm off,” said Starc.