IND vs AUS 1st Test: Starc takes four as India bundled out for 244 on Day 2

Wriddhiman Saha (9) also didn't trouble the scorers getting out on his overnight tally chasing a wide delivery from Starc. Photo: @ICC

India's tail-enders contributed precious little as the first innings folded at 244 early on the second day of the first Day/Night Test against Australia here on Friday.

Mitchell Starc (4/53 in 21 overs) and Pat Cummins (3/48 in 21.1 overs) dismissed the last four batsmen for an addition of only 11 runs to the overnight score.

In fact, India lost seven wickets for 56 runs starting with Virat Kohli's run-out engineered by a poor judgement call from vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.


On Friday, Ravichandran Ashwin (15) got one to rear up from length as Cummins got his second wicket and India's seventh in the first over of the day.

Wriddhiman Saha (9) also didn't trouble the scorers getting out on his overnight tally chasing a wide delivery from Starc.

Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah hit a boundary each but that was just a tail-ender's bravado as the innings folded in just 25 balls on the second day.

If one goes by how pink ball matches at Adelaide have panned out, India have scored at least 75 runs less than what should have been a fighting first innings total.

In the end, Kohli's dismissal cost them dearly.

India vs Australia: Indian innings scorecard


Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Prithvi Shaw b Starc 0 2 0 0
Mayank Agarwal b Cummins 17 40 2 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c Labuschagne b Lyon 43 160 2 2
Virat Kohli runout (Hazlewood/Lyon) 74 180 8 0
Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Starc 42 92 3 1
Hanuma Vihari lbw b Hazlewood 16 25 2 0
Wriddhiman Saha c Paine b Starc 9 26 1 0
R Ashwin c Paine b Cummins 15 20 1 0
Umesh Yadav c Wade b Starc 6 13 1 0
Jasprit Bumrah not out 4 7 1 0
Mohammed Shami c Head b Cummins 0 1 0 0
Total: 244-10 in 93.1 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 21 5 53 4
Josh Hazlewood 20 6 47 1
Pat Cummins 21.1 7 48 3
Cameron Green 9 2 15 0
Nathan Lyon 21 2 68 1
Marnus Labuschagne 1 0 3 0


Day 1 highlights

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