INDvsAUS, Perth Test, Day 1: Australia 277-6 at stumps

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 14, 2018, 06.31 AM (IST)

Virat Kohli Photograph: AFP

Dec 14, 2018, 03.59 PM

Here is the scoreboard of first Test.

Australia

First innings

M. Harris c Rahane b Vihari 70

A. Finch lbw Bumrah 50

U. Khawaja c Pant b Yadav 5

S. Marsh c Rahane b Vihari 45

P. Handscomb c Kohli b Sharma 7

T. Head c Shami b Sharma 58

T. Paine not out 16

P. Cummins not out 11

Extras (b4, lb3, nb1, w7) 15

Total (for six wickets; 90 overs) 277

Fall of wickets: 1-112 (Finch), 2-130 (Khawaja), 3-134 (Harris), 4-148 (Handscomb), 5-232 (Marsh), 6-251 (Head)

Bowling: Sharma 16-7-35-2 (nb1), Bumrah 22-8-41-1, Yadav 18-2-68-1 (1w), Shami 19-3-63-0 (1w), Vihari 14-1-53-2, Vijay 1-0-10-0

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Australia won toss.


Dec 14, 2018, 03.29 PM

Australia were at 277 after losing six wickets on the first day of second Test in Perth on Friday.

Skipper Tim Paine will resume tomorrow's game along with pacer Pat Cummins.

Tim Paine: 16
Pat Cummins: 11


Dec 14, 2018, 03.02 PM

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Sharma strikes again to dismiss Travis Head.

A crucial wicket for team India.

Pat Cummins in at number eight.

Fall of Wickets: 112-1 (Aaron Finch, 35.2), 130-2 (Usman Khawaja, 45.6), 134-3 (Marcus Harris, 48.2), 148-4 (Peter Handscomb, 54.1), 232-5 (Shaun Marsh, 76.6), 251-6 (Travis Head, 82.1)


Dec 14, 2018, 02.32 PM

Skipper Tim Paine in at number seven.

Fall of wickets: 112-1 (Aaron Finch, 35.2), 130-2 (Usman Khawaja, 45.6), 134-3 (Marcus Harris, 48.2), 148-4 (Peter Handscomb, 54.1), 232-5 (Shaun Marsh, 76.6)


Dec 14, 2018, 02.31 PM

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Dec 14, 2018, 02.27 PM

Hanuma Vihari sends Shaun Marsh back.


Dec 14, 2018, 01.47 PM

Australia were at 183-4 after 65 overs.

Shaun Marsh: 24
Travis Head: 19


Dec 14, 2018, 01.03 PM

Australia 153-4 after 55 overs

Ishant Sharma got Peter Handscomb's wicket.

Fall of wickets: 12-1 (Aaron Finch, 35.2), 130-2 (Usman Khawaja, 45.6), 134-3 (Marcus Harris, 48.2), 148-4 (Peter Handscomb, 54.1).


Dec 14, 2018, 01.01 PM

The second session belongs to India as they got three crucial wickets, as the bowling prove their mettle.

 


Dec 14, 2018, 12.59 PM

India's bowlers fought back with three quick wickets after lunch to curb Australia's promising start to the second Test in Perth on Friday.

At tea in the inaugural Test at the new Perth Stadium, Australia were 145 for three after winning the toss. Shaun Marsh was batting on eight and Peter Handscomb was on four.

Australia had started very well, with second-gamer Marcus Harris and under-pressure opener Aaron Finch putting on a century opening partnership.

Finch lived dangerously at times and narrowly survived successive lbw appeals early in his innings, one of which cost India a DRS review, to notch his second Test half-century.

Harris looked composed and the pair added 112 on a wicket with a distinctly green tinge that appealed to the four-pronged Indian pace attack, before Finch's luck ran out and he was trapped in front by paceman Jasprit Bumrah (1-29) for 50.

He had survived a confident appeal from the previous delivery and also faced a similar scenario on 20, when he was struck on the pad by the first ball bowled by seamer Mohammed Shami.

Umpire Chris Gaffaney felt the ball was going over the stumps and a review confirmed his decision, with ball tracking having it passing clearly over the bails.

Finch’s dismissal brought out-of-form left-hander Usman Khawaja to the wicket and he made just five, sparring at a short ball from Umesh Yadav and getting a thick edge to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.

Harris had been dropped at second slip from the bowling of Mohammed Shami on 60, he but added just 10 more before falling to the part-time spin of the recalled Hanuma Vihari.

Vihari got a ball to rise sharply off the pitch and it followed Harris as he recoiled, fending it to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip.

Harris had been there for 141 balls, but his dismissal meant Australia had lost three wickets for just 22 runs and surrendered their early advantage.

India won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs as they seek their first series victory on Australian soil.

They were unable to consider star spinner Ravi Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma, with both injured.

Ashwin, who took six wickets in the 31-run win in the first Test in Adelaide, has a side problem, while Sharma has a back injury.

They were replaced by batsman Vihari and paceman Umesh Yadav.

Australia retained the same XI from Adelaide, with Perth Stadium becoming the 10th Australian Test venue and 117th overall.


Dec 14, 2018, 12.19 PM

Hanuma Vihari strikes and got wicket of a set batsman Marcus Harris.


Dec 14, 2018, 12.12 PM

Paceman Umesh Yadav sends back Usman Khawaja as Australia were at 130-2 after 46 overs.


Dec 14, 2018, 11.51 AM

In this session so far:

In 17 overs, Australia scored 55 runs and lost one wicket.


Dec 14, 2018, 11.49 AM

Mohammed Shami back in attack at the place of Ishant Sharma.


Dec 14, 2018, 11.48 AM

Australia at 114-1 after 40 overs.

Usman Khawaja 1
Marcus Harris 57

The run rate has been slow down after Finch's wicket. 


Dec 14, 2018, 11.35 AM

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Dec 14, 2018, 11.24 AM

Usman Khawaja in at number three.


Dec 14, 2018, 11.21 AM

Jasprit Bumrah sends back Aaron Finch.

A much-needed breakthrough for India is delivered by Bumrah.

Finch scored 50 runs with a strike rate of 47.62.

Fall of Wickets: 112-1 (Aaron Finch, 35.2).


Dec 14, 2018, 10.57 AM

Australia are at a score of 87 without losing any wicket after 30 overs.

Aaron Finch 35
Marcus Harris 50


Dec 14, 2018, 10.51 AM

Marcus Harris completes his half-century.


Dec 14, 2018, 10.44 AM

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Dec 14, 2018, 10.37 AM

Australia's openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch made a solid start.

Under-pressure Aaron Finch not out 28 and Marcus Harris on 36.

On a pitch with a distinct greenish tinge, Harris looked solid throughout in only his second Test, smashing six fours in his 76-ball knock.

Finch, who failed in the opening Test at Adelaide, lived more dangerously and survived a review decision and mix-up between the wickets that saw him diving back into the crease to avoid being run out.

With the score on 45 and his own tally on 20, Finch was struck on the pad by the first ball bowled by seamer Mohammed Shami.

Umpire Chris Gaffaney felt the ball was going over the stumps and a review confirmed his decision, with ball tracking having it passing clearly over the bails.

The next ball Finch was also struck on the pad and again Gaffaney turned down the vocal Indian appeal. They didn't review this one but replays showed ball tracking had it clipping the top of the stumps.

India were unable to consider star spinner Ravi Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma for Perth, with both injured.

They were replaced by batsman Hanuma Vihari and fast bowler Umesh Yadav, with India opting for an all-pace attack.


Dec 14, 2018, 10.15 AM

Australia were 66 for no loss at lunch on day one of the second Test against India.

Brief scores: 66/0 in 26 overs (Harris 36 batting, Finch 28 batting).


Dec 14, 2018, 09.55 AM

Australia at 66-0 at Lunch

The first session belongs to Australia in the second Test at Perth.


Dec 14, 2018, 09.30 AM

Australia at 58-0 after 20 overs.

Aaron Finch 23
Marcus Harris 34


Dec 14, 2018, 09.11 AM

What is so special about Perth's drop-in pitch?

India and Australia will play their second Test match of a four-match series at the brand new in Perth's Optus Stadium, which has a drop-in pitch. 

Perth Stadium, which has a sitting capacity of 60,000, has succeeded the WACA as the city's premier venue for internationals. 

A drop-in pitch is a pitch that is prepared away from the ground or venue in which it is used, and "dropped" into place for a match to take place. 

This allows multi-purpose venues to host other sports and events with more versatility than a dedicated cricket ground would allow. 

Pitch's curator Brett Sipthorpe is trying to produce the 'bounciest' pitch he can and that could very well work in India's favour. 

Weighing around 30 tons, the depth of a drop-in pitch is 20-cm. It is maintained and prepared in a steel frame.

Not everyone is a drop-in fan. Purists warn such pitches -- which some grounds now favour so they can host multiple sports - remove the characteristics of different fields that made matches more unpredictable, and therefore exciting.

"With the drop-in pitch, there's more of the sameness about things from city to city, and place to place," Australian cricket historian Bernard Whimpress told AFP.

"Which makes me sort of think, why don't they just forget about the drop-in pitch and put in artificial turf or something."


Dec 14, 2018, 09.09 AM

Australia at 53-0 after 15 overs.

Aaron Finch 20
Marcus Harris 32


Dec 14, 2018, 09.05 AM

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Dec 14, 2018, 09.02 AM

11.2 Shami to Finch

Almost same delivery as previous one, and again a LBW shout.

Will Kohli review again?

No!


Dec 14, 2018, 09.00 AM

11.1 Shami to Finch

Shami shouts for LBW, umpire did not give.

Virat refers the decision but India lose their review.


Dec 14, 2018, 08.41 AM

Australia were at a score of 37 runs without losing any wicket after 10 overs.

After 10 overs:
Aaron Finch 20
Marcus Harris 16


Dec 14, 2018, 08.16 AM

After five overs, Australia were at a score of nine runs without any loss.

Aaron Finch: 9
Marcus Harris: 0


Dec 14, 2018, 07.50 AM

The second Test begins...

Stay tuned for quick score updates and other related news.


Dec 14, 2018, 07.48 AM

Both the teams are coming on the ground, it's time for the national anthem.


Dec 14, 2018, 07.25 AM

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Tim Paine won the toss and opted to bat first.

No spinner in India squad as Virat goes with four pacers.

Here is the Playing XI:

India: Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli(c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.


Dec 14, 2018, 06.59 AM

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Australian skipper Paine shares his view ahead of the first Test.


Dec 14, 2018, 06.57 AM

First Test hero Cheteshwar Pujara practices ahead of the clash.

Pujara smashed a brilliant century in first innings and a crucial half-century in the second innings of the first Test match.

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Dec 14, 2018, 06.54 AM

Here is the Probable XI:

India: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

Australia: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c & wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.


Dec 14, 2018, 06.52 AM

Indian pacers are sweating out at the Perth stadium during their final training sessions.

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Also watch, Ishant Sharma speaks on his fiery spell against Ricky Pointing at Perth in 2008.

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Dec 14, 2018, 06.49 AM

India suffered a big setback on the eve of the second Test against Australia when ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and experienced batsman Rohit Sharma were ruled out on Thursday.

Also missing, as expected, will be young opener Prithvi Shaw, who was not considered for the opening Test in Adelaide after suffering ligament damage in a warm-up match.

"Ravi Ashwin has a left-sided abdominal strain. He is receiving treatment at the moment. He has been ruled out of the second Test," India's governing body, the BCCI, said.

"Rohit Sharma jarred his lower back while fielding in the first Test at Adelaide. He is undergoing treatment, he too is ruled out of the second Test."

The BCCI added that Shaw was "recovering well" but still undergoing treatment. 

Ashwin took six wickets in the first Test, which India won by 31 runs, while Sharma hit 37 and one.


Dec 14, 2018, 06.46 AM

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has said his team is "more excited than nervous" by the lively Perth pitch as the team held its final training sessions.

"We certainly get more excited than nervous looking at lively pitches now because we understand that we do have a bowling attack which can, you know, bowl the opposition out. As much as they are convinced about their attack," Reuters quoted Kohli as saying at the pre-match press conference. 


Dec 14, 2018, 06.45 AM

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Dec 14, 2018, 06.44 AM

Australia skipper Tim Paine declared himself fit and ready to go for the second Test, with the hosts naming an unchanged side for the clash.

Paine suffered a finger injury in the first Test but the 34-year-old wicketkeeper confirmed he would line up in an unchanged batting order.

"Yeah, no I'm fine. I've got a few niggles everywhere but I'm not alone there, I don't think, at my age. Finger is fine, yeah," Paine told a news conference.


Dec 14, 2018, 06.38 AM

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Dec 14, 2018, 06.37 AM

Virat Kohli-led team India will take on Australia in the second Test of a four match series on Friday at Perth.

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah struck thrice in second innings as India won the first Test by 31 runs.

By virtue of that win, Kohli-led side has become the first Indian team to win the first Test match of the series on Australian soil.