India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights
Kohli and Rahane’s ‘half-century
Perth India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2 highlights: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have come back in the match after firing India on the fateful innings. India 172 runs losing two wickets in their first innings in reply to Australia’s 326 runs at Stumps on Saturday. Kohli and Rahane are 51 runs and are on the crease. India’s start was very bad and their opening pair of Murali Vijay (0) and Lokesh Rahul (2) returned to Pavilion soon. After both of them were dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli pushed the innings forward. He saved India from faltering with a 74-run partnership for the third wicket. India lost the third wicket to 82 in the form of Pujara. After this, Rahane came in for batting and batted well and played well with Kohli. In the first innings for Australia, Mitchell Starc made two and Josh Hazlewood took one wicket.
Earlier, on the second day on Saturday, 277 runs for 6 wickets, the host team scored a respectable score. Tim Paine (38) and Pat Cummins (19) batted brilliantly. Although he could not stay long and lost his wicket. Both of them shared a 59-run partnership for the seventh wicket to save Australia out of 300 before all out. After this, Mitchell Starc (6) and Josh Hazlewood (0) came back to the pavilion for the ball. Both Ishant Sharma made his prey.
On the first day, there was a knockout between India and Australia. Cummins (11) and Penn (16) were unbeaten until the day’s game ended on Friday. Openers Aaron Finch (50) and Marcus Harris (70) shared a magnificent display of 112 runs for the first wicket. After that India took 4 wickets in 36 runs. In addition to the wickets of Osman Khawaja (5) and Peter Handskamb (7), both of these batsmen were included.
After this, Travis Head (58) and Shaun Marsh (45) batted for 23 overs and did not give any chance to make the Indian camp happy. Both scored 84 runs in partnership with Travis for the fifth wicket. However, the two of them got out in the 19th over with great relief from India. For Australia, Harris scored the highest of 70 runs, for which he faced 141 balls and hit 10 fours. Ishant Sharma picked up 4 wickets for India. At the same time, Jaspreet Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Hanuma Vihari got two wickets each. However, Mohammed Shami was unable to bowl a wicket in the first innings.
Virat Kohli hit a half-century
After India’s disappointing debut, captain Virat Kohli, who came to the crease, hit a half-century. He scored 50 runs in 109 balls. During this, he scored six boundaries. He completed his half-century with a boundary. This is his 20th fifty of his Test career. Kohli batted extremely well and mobilized at a slow pace. He failed to play a big inning in the first Test played at Adelaide, in the series. He scored 3 in the first innings and 34 in the second innings.
India got the third blow as Cheteshwar Pujara total score of 82 Pujara, who did not bat in the first Test, did not bat. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 24 runs. He scored 1 Chow in his innings of 103 balls. After Murali Vijay’s dismissal, Pujara, who came to the crease, showed Mike Starck’s path to a pavilion. He sat on the wrong shot at Stark’s ball and took the edge of the ball to the wicketkeeper Tim Penn. He saved India from faltering with a 74-run partnership for the third wicket. Pujara played a key role in India’s victory in the first Test. He scored 123 in the first innings and 72 in the second innings.
India t to break
After the bad start in the first session, India was secured in the second season till the T-break. In the first session, India’s score was six runs on one wicket. However, the beginning of the second session was not good for India. Josh Hazlewood dismissed Lokesh Rahul (2) to give India another blow. After this Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara took over India and did not allow India to suffer a third setback. Kohli, 37 and Pujara were on 23 for the T-break and India’s score was 70/2.
India made a slow fifth
After the bad start, India completed the fifties at a slow pace. After Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul were dismissed, India scored 50 runs in the 22nd over. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujar took charge when openers returned to the pavilion India completed 50 runs in 129 balls. In order to reach 50 runs in the first innings, India scored a slow run in comparison to Australia. The hosts played just 90 balls to make their fifties. At the same time, India made their 50 runs by playing 39 balls more.
India’s disappointing start
India started very disappointingly and their opening batsman Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul reached the pavilion at number 8. India felt like the first blow victory. He opened the account without playing 12 balls and got out. After Australia scored their first innings, after scoring their first innings, India had hoped that they would not lose any wickets till the lunch break but Mitchell Starc’s best ball took the stump of Umesh and India got desperate.
Important partnership for the seventh wicket
Australia shared a crucial partnership for the seventh wicket. Captain Tim Penn and Pat Cummins added 59 runs for the seventh wicket. Both completed their half-century partnership in 109 balls. After adding 50 runs, both batsmen could not stay for long and the pavilions were returned within three balls. This partnership was broken by Umesh Yadav on the final ball of 105th over by dismissing Cummins. He could not find the Umesh ball after falling on the crease and became bold. Their wicket dropped to a total score of 310. Cummins scored 19 runs in 66 balls. Returning unbeaten on 11 in the first day, Cummins could add only eight runs in his innings on the second day.
After this, the eighth blow to Australia also dropped to 310. Captain Tim, who was batting with the tick, became the victim of Jaspreet Bumrah on the second ball of 106th over. He missed the ball on Bumrah and LBW was out Tim, who remained unbeaten on the 16th day on the first day, was rested for the second day on Wednesday. However, he failed to play big innings and scored 38 runs and lost his wicket.
Australia scored 300 runs in 599 balls
On the second day, after 277 runs on 6 wickets, the Aussie team took a lot of patients in 13 overs to the drinkers. Returning unbeaten on the first day, Tim Paine and Pat Cummins surpassed the innings and gave no opportunity to make the Indian camp happy. Both of them added 29 runs to their team in a strong position beyond 300 runs. After the start of the second day of the game, India was hoping to pile up Australia soon. But the visitors of the team were not able to perform effectively. On the second day, Mohammad Shami, the bowlers’ command, Australia had a score of 306/6 till drinks.
After a good start, the Aussie teamed up with 300 runs in 599 balls. During this time, the team got 16 additional runs. Australia had made a huge start to the good start with hundreds of fast hundreds. However, the hosts batted slightly after 100 runs and played more balls to make the next 100 runs. Australia made the first 100 runs in 202 balls, to reach the next 200, he had to play 414 balls. After that Australia took the catch and scored the next 100 in 185 balls and touched the 300 marks.