India walked into day 2 of the second test match at 21/0. The overnight pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were tasked with seeing off the threat of the Australian spinners early. Nathan Lyon though had other plans as he picked 4 wickets to have the Indian batters in trouble early.
The pitch had started assisting spinners and the three Australian spinners were looking to take full advantage of the conditions that were in front of them. India had yesterday bowled out Australia for 263 in their first innings with Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb scoring 81 and 72* respectively against the potent Indian attack.
Handscomb takes an amazing catch -
Shreyas Iyer walked to the wicket to join Virat Kohli. He had come in after the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara who had been stuffed out by Nathan Lyon. After playing 14 balls, Iyer got a ball which reared off a length. Iyer went back to play the ball and got a thick edge as the ball flew into the waiting hands of the forward short leg fielder Peter Handscomb. The Australian flung himself to take a low and amazing catch as Iyer was out for 6 off 15 balls to leave India In trouble at 66/4.
KL Rahul falls cheaply yet again -
It was yet another disappointing outing with the bat for KL Rahul as he fell for 17. Rahul had earlier hit a six to signal his intentions. Nathan Lyon adopted a round the wicket approach as he had the Indian batters in trouble and soon had KL Rahul out LBW
Rohit and Pujara fall in quick succession -
Indian captain Rohit Sharma was looking to make yet another big score. He had scored an amazing century in the first test at Nagpur. This time, Rohit played back to a ball and show his defences breached. Pujara playing his hundredth test match was out for a duck as he became Lyon's third wicket of the innings.