Twitter Gushes at India's Disciplined Bowling Effort on Second Day

Indian players celebrate after Australia’s Shaun Marsh was dismissed during the first cricket test between Australia and India in Adelaide, Australia,Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/James Elsby)


Travis Head and India’s effective bowling performance was the talk of social media on Day 2 of the first Test in Adelaide. After getting bowled out for 250 in the first innings, India needed to bowl well and they did so to keep Australia in check. The hosts ended the day with 191 for 7 on board, trailing India by 59 runs.

In the morning, it took Australia just one ball to wrap up India’s innings for 250 as Shami was caught down the leg side of the bowling of Josh Hazlewood.

Australia missed the services of David Warner as Aaron Finch was out for a duck but Marcus Harris, making his Test debut, showed good signs before getting dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin for 26.

Ashwin loves bowling to left-handed batsmen and he showed that by dismissing all the three left-handers in Australia’s top order.

Travis Head held fort for Australia and along with Peter Handscomb was building a good stand before the latter was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah just after the Tea interval.

Once Tim Paine got out to give Ishant Sharma his second wicket, instead of rejoicing, the Indian fans were rightly worried about them conceding runs to the Australian tail.

And their worst fears came true when Pat Cummins and Head brought up their 50-run stand.

India were waiting for the second new ball and it worked like a charm as Bumrah got rid of Cummins for 10 but Starc combined with Travis who scored a fifty to take Australia through to stumps.

First Published: December 7, 2018, 1:23 PM IST