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Ind Vs Aus 1st Test: R Ashwin Shines With Ball Picks Up 3/50, Travis Head Leads Fightback With His 69

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| December 7 , 2018 , 15:13 IST

Virat Kohli & Co. after posting an average total of 250-runs on the board, Indian bowlers reduced Australia to 191/7 at the end of day 2 of the 1st test at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

Resuming the day 2 Aussie seamer Josh Hazlewood ended India's innings on the very first ball of the day. In reply Australia could not find a smooth starting as Indian speedster Ishant Sharma struck early to dismiss opener Aaron Finch for a duck in the first over.       

Aussie middle order batsman Travis Head led Australia's fightback with an unbeaten 149-ball 69 when others found it difficult to contribute. Head scored his second Test fifty, as he scored the highest for Australia, with the next best being Peter Handscomb's 34.

The Aussie left-handed batsman who put up a gritty performance to hold the fort for Australia as the Indian bowlers grabbed every opportunity they got to scalp an Australian wicket.

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Indian ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowler for India, as he scalped 3-wicket to count figures of 3/50.  Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah picked up with two wickets apiece. Mohammed Shami, on the other hand, was unlucky and even after creating multiple chances could not scalp any wicket.

The Australian team still trail by 59 runs with three wickets in hand, Travis Head contribution along with the tailenders will be important, while for India they will aim to pick up remaining 3 wickets as soon as possible.