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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, Day 2: India start steadily after Australia’s mammoth 572


  • Under-fire batsmen Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got India off a steady start a they ended the day 2 on 71/1. Murali Vijay got out to Mitchell Starc in the very first over of the innings, but Rohit and Rahul kept going and made sure that they didn’t lose any more wickets by the end of the day. 

    Earlier, Australia started the day 2 on 348/2 with skipper Steven Smith and Shane Watson at the crease. Both of them scored at a good pace and Smith brought up his fourth century in as many Tests. Watson also supported him pretty well but lost his wicket to Mohammad Shami. He scored 81. Smith also got out shortly after Watson and Australia went onto lunch at 420/4 with Shaun Marsh and Joe Burns playing. 

    After the lunch, both added runs at a brisk pace and brought up their half-centuries. Marsh scored 73 before losing his wicket to Shami. Burns innings of 58 also got ended by Shami. Ryan Harris then scored 25 off just 9 balls with 5 fours and Australia ended declared their first innings on 572/7. Mohammad Shami took 5 wickets for 112 runs. This was his second 5-fer in Tests.

    Scorecard: 

    Australian Batting (Ist Innings):

     

    Batsmen

    Dismissal

    Runs

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Chris Rogers

    b Shami

    95

    160

    13

    0

    David Warner

    c Vijay b Ashwin

    101

    114

    16

    0

    Shane Watson

    c Ashwin b Shami

    81

    183

    7

    0

    Steve Smith

    c Saha b Yadav

    117

    208

    15

    0

    Shaun Marsh

    c Saha b Shami

    73

    116

    9

    1

    Joe Burns

    c Rahul b Shami

    58

    114

    10

    0

    Brad Haddin

    not out

    9

    11

    0

    1

    Ryan Harris

    c Ashwin b Shami

    25

    9

    5

    0

    Extras

    (lb 6, w 7)

    13

     

     

     

    Total

    152.3 overs

    572-7

    Indian Bowling:

     

    Bowlers

    Overs

    Maidens

    Runs

    Wickets

    Economy

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    34

    5

    122

    0

    3.58

    Umesh Yadav

    27

    5

    137

    1

    5.07

    Mohammed Shami

    28.3

    3

    112

    5

    3.92

    R Ashwin

    47

    8

    142

    1

    3.02

    Suresh Raina

    16

    3

    53

    0

    3.31

    Indian Batting (Ist Innings):

     
     

    Batsmen

    Dismissal

    Runs

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Murali Vijay

    c Haddin b Starc

    0

    3

    0

    0

    KL Rahul

    not out

    31

    71

    2

    0

    Rohit Sharma

    not out

    40

    76

    3

    2

    Extras

    0

    Total

    25 overs

    71-1

     

    Australian Bowling:

     

    Bowlers

    Overs

    Maidens

    Runs

    Wickets

    Economy

    Mitchell Starc

    6

    2

    17

    1

    2.83

    Ryan Harris

    7

    1

    17

    0

    2.42

    Josh Hazlewood

    4

    1

    10

    0

    2.50

    Nathan Lyon

    8

    1

    27

    0

    3.37

     

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