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India 4 down, Australia on a roll

Sun Online Desk     4th March, 2017 12:08:07 printer

India 4 down, Australia on a roll

Team India came crumbing down with the loss of four wickets on Day 1 of the second Test against Australia in Bangalore.


India lose their fourth wicket when Rahane departs with 118 on board.


Before launch, India have also lost their best man capable of playing time - Cheteshwar Pujara. The wicket also signalled lunch and Australia went to the break quite buoyant.


Earlier, Mitchell Starc has given Australia their first breakthrough as Abhinav Mukund gets out on zero on comeback. The ball hits Mukund on full and he does not review the decision.


India managed 128 runs for 4 in 51 over while the report was being filed.


KL Rahul and Karun Nair were on batting, scoring 70 off 162 balls and 11 runs off 4 balls respectively


Before,  India won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.


India made two changes: Abhinav Mukund came in as opener to replace Murali Vijay, who injured his shoulder in the first test won by Australia by 333 runs at Pune.


India also dropped Jayant Yadav for an extra batsman, Karun Nair, who scored an unbeaten triple century in his previous test last December.


Australia retained an unchanged lineup from the first test.


India, who lost the opening Test in Pune by 333 runs, have made two changes to the side as Abhinav Mukund replaced injured Murali Vijay and Karun Nair coming in place of Jayant Yadav. Australia have made no changes to their winning combination.




India: Abhinav Mukund, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.


 Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steven Smith (captain), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.


Umpires: Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong, England.


TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough, England. Match referee: Chris Broad, England.