Feb 17, 2023, 15:18 IST

Watch! Security personnel slaps an intruder during the New Delhi test


Arun Jaitley stadium at New Delhi saw the second test between India and Australia commence on Friday. The Australians made two changes to their side as they won the toss and chose to bat first. Matt Renshaw and Scott Boland made way for Travis Head and Matthew Kuhnemann.

India on the other made one change as they got in Shreyas Iyer back in for Surya Kumar Yadav. The fans were excited as Delhi was getting to host a test match after a long time. The first day of the game saw near packed house, with the weekend expected to be a packed house as well.

Fan gets slapped by Security guard –

One incident happened on the first day which left the fans amused a bit. One fan wanted to be part of the action and sneaked into the ground. The fan was tackled by the security guards and taken away. While on his way back, the fan in question was given a few slaps as well. Apparently the fan wanted to meet his favorite stars and touch them.

Australia start well –

David Warner and Usman Khawaja came out to open the batting and added 50 for the 1st wicket. The Indian bowlers had erred in line and length as Warner in particular looking to shrug off his bad form. Khawaja was the one who took the attack to the Indian bowlers as the openers got the half century run stand.

Indian bowlers make a fine comeback before lunch –

The 50 run first wicket stand was broken when Shami had Warner edge behind to Bharat for 15. Khawaja and Labuschagne added 41 for 2nd wicket as the Aussies wanted to continue the good work of the openers. The stand was broken when  Ashwin first caught Labuschagne LBW then had Smith caught behind for a 2nd ball duck.

Khawaja falls after scoring fighting 81 as Handscomb fights on –

Usman Khwaja scored his 20th half century as he got on to score 81 off 125 balls with 12 fours and a six. Travis Head scored 12 before falling to Rahul’s amazing catch off Shami. Rahul again took an diving stunner of a catch to dismiss Khwaja as Ashwin got the wicket of Carey for a duck.

At the time of writing, Australia were 220/6 with Peter Handscomb batting on 50.