Australia skittle India out for 244 early on day two

By: AFP      Published: 10:10 AM, 18 Dec, 2020
Australia skittle India out for 244 early on day two

Australia wrapped up India's first innings in quick time on day two of the day-night opening Test in Adelaide on Friday, needing just 25 deliveries to take the last four wickets.

Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc took two apiece as India folded for 244 after resuming the day at 233 for six.

Cummins ignited the collapse when he removed Ravi Ashwin for his overnight 15 with the third ball of the morning and Starc saw off Wriddhiman Saha in the following over for nine with both caught behind by Tim Paine. 

Umesh Yadav skied a full-length Starc delivery and was well caught by Matthew Wade at mid-on, and Mohammed Shami fended a rising Cummins delivery to Travis Head at short leg.

For Australia, Starc finished with four for 53 while Cummins took three for 48.


Scorecard after India's first innings on day two of the opening day-night Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Friday:

India first innings (overnight 233-6)

P. Shaw b Starc                       0

M. Agarwal b Cummins                 17

C. Pujara c Labuschagne b Lyon       43

V. Kohli run out                     74

A. Rahane lbw Starc                  42

H. Vihari lbw Hazlewood              16

W. Saha c Paine b Starc               9

R. Ashwin c Paine b Cummins          15

U. Yadav c Wade b Starc               6

J. Bumrah not out                     4

M. Shami c Head b Cummings            0

Extras (b2, lb8, nb7, w1)            18

Total (10 2ickets, 93.1 overs)      244

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Shaw), 2-32 (Agarwal), 3-100 (Pujara), 4-188 (Kohli), 5-196 (Rahane), 6-206 (Vihari), 7-233 (Ashwin), 8-235 (Saha), 9-240 (Yadav), 10-244 (Shami)

Bowling: Starc 21-5-53-4, Hazlewood 20-6-47-1, Cummins 21.1-7-48-3, Lyon 21-2-68-1, Green 9-2-15-0, Labuschagne 1-0-3-0

Toss: India

Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)