India vs Australia 2nd Test Perth Day 4 Match Report December 17 2018

Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood took two wickets apiece to leave India staring down the barrel at the end of Day 4 of the second test at Perth. The visitors finished at 112/5 with all their key batsmen, including skipper Virat Kohli, vice captain Ajinkya Rahane and Adelaide centurion Cheteshwar Pujara back in the pavillion.

Resuming at 132/4, Australia’s overnight pair of Usman Khawaja and Time Paine batted cautiously and added 57 runs in the opening session. India’s bowlers were disciplined and didn’t allow the hosts to get away, but had no wickets to show for their efforts.

Post lunch, “second innings Shami” came to the fore, with the Moradabad pacer wrecking the Australian middle and lower order. He first felled Tim Paine with an absolute snorter and then had the returning Aaron Finch caught down the leg side to leave the home side at 192/6. Continue reading “India vs Australia 2nd Test Perth Day 4 Match Report December 17 2018”

India vs Australia Second Test Perth Day 1 Match Report December 4 2018

Australia finished day one of the second Test marginally ahead on a difficult pitch as an improved performance with the bat saw the hosts end the day at 277/6.

India made two changes to the XI that had triumphed in Adelaide- one was on expected lines as Hanuma Vihari replaced the injured Rohit Sharma, but the other was a bit of a surprise as Umesh Yadav earned the nod ahead of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, as the visitors chose to go with an all pace attack. Continue reading “India vs Australia Second Test Perth Day 1 Match Report December 4 2018”

India vs Australia First Test Adelaide Day 5 Match Report-2018

India’s bowlers bowled splendidly as they picked up the six wickets required to enable the visitors to beat Australia by 31 runs and go 1-0 up in the test series. Continue reading “India vs Australia First Test Adelaide Day 5 Match Report-2018”