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2nd Test: Ashwin dismisses Warner, Australia lose 1st wicket

10:16  Ashwin dismisses Warner, Australia lose 1st wicket:  Aus 58-1 (26 ovs) vs India 189 | Scorecard

Ishant keeping it wide outside the off-stump to Steve Smith, who leaves it alone in an exaggerated fashion that reminds commentator Sanjay Manjrekar of former West Indies great Courtney Walsh.

The fifth ball comes in sharply, striking Smith on the pads as the umpire turns down the LBW appeal. The Indians think about the DRS but captain Kohli rightly tells his bowler that the impact was high on the pads and they decide against it.

Ashwin switches to round the wicket as Renshaw watchfully defends another good over from the India off-spinner.

India have managed to dry up the runs and build some pressure. It remains to be seen if Smith is content to play with caution or take a few risks and release the pressure.

Smith shuffling across a long way to Ishant, who has come a bit closer to the stumps. The Australia captain taps one on the off-side and takes a quick single as Mukund at point is slow to get to the ball.

Renshaw is lucky as he offers no shot but unlike Warner the big turning delivery from Ashwin just go over his stumps. That was as lucky as it gets.

Renshaw and Smith then pick three singles off the last three deliveries off Ashwin as Australia reach 58 for one in 26 overs.

09:58  Warner dismissed for 33, Australia lose 1st wicket:   Aus 53-1 (22 ovs) vs India 189 | Scorecard

Matt Renshaw turns Ishant on the leg side for a single for his first runs on Day 2. Ishant bowls another poor delivery, short and wide, which Warner crashes through the off-side for another boundary.

An angry Ishant responds with a quick bouncer as Warner standing well outside his crease somehow manages to duck under it.

Ashwin has started off well quite here. Renshaw looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes off his pads but goes over the short leg fielder before the left-hander manages to see off the rest of the over.

Ashwin finally strikes in his next over as he bowls an unplayable delivery to dismiss the dangerous Warner. It pitched well outside the leg stump, opening up Warner who looked to defend but missed it completely and was bowled for 33.

Steve Smith chips down the track and a misfield gets him a single to get him off the mark. Renshaw taking a big stride to reach the pitch of the ball and nullify the spin.

09:38  Desperate India eye early wickets on Day 2:  Aus 45-0 (17 ovs) vs India 189 | Scorecard

Ishant Sharma to open the bowling for India on Day 2 and facing him is the dangerous David Warner.

The first ball is a freebie as Ishant bowls it way down the leg side and all Warner has to do is to glance it fine for a boundary to help Australia make a confident start.

Warner standing a few steps outside his crease as he defends the next two balls before he drives the fourth ball to deep point for one.

Ravichandran Ashwin from the other end and he starts from over the wicket. He is looking to land in the same areas where Nathan Lyon did on Day 1 and he seems to get some turn and bounce. He gets one to turn sharply, going past the edge of Warner’s bat to beat him but the appeal for caught behind is turned down.


09:12  Desperate India eye early wickets on Day 2:  Aus 40-0 (15 ovs) vs India 189 | Scorecard

Welcome to the coverage of Day 2 of the second Test between India and Australia in Bengaluru, on Sunday.

It’s a do-or-die morning session for the Indians, who would be keen to claim a few early wickets and try to make a comeback in the match. On the other hand, if Australia manage to see off the morning session without much damage it could set them on their way to a huge first innings score.

Day 1 belonged to off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who decimated world’s top-ranked team India at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium to claim eight for 50, the best figures by an overseas bowler in India.

That helped Australia bundle out India for 189 and put the touring side in a strong position to dictate terms in the second match of the four-Test series.

KL Rahul was the only Indian batsman to get a grip of the conditions as he played a splendid innings of 90.

In reply, openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw were unbeaten on 23 and 15 respectively to guide Australia to 40 for no loss at stumps.

Source: Rediff