Perth Test, December 15 (IESports): Australia bowled out for 326 runs on the second day of the second Test match being played here at Perth Optus Stadium on Saturday.
Australia resumed their innings from 277/6 and could add 49 runs in their tally. The hosts frustrated India’s attack during a wicketless opening hour of play before losing 4-16. Ishant Sharma (4-41) helped India to wrap up the tail.
Umesh Yadav gave India its first breakthrough of the second day. Pat Cummins (19) was bowled by Umesh Yadav.
In the very next over, Jasprit Bumrah removed overnight batsman Tim Paine for 38 off 89 balls. The ball was coming in with an angle, and Paine plumbed in the front of stumps.
They went for the review. But the third umpire upheld the field umpire’s decision.
Ishant Sharma replaced Yadav in 109th over. He dismissed Mitchell Starc for six runs. In the same over,
Josh Hazlewood was caught behind by Risabh Pant for duck.
Marcus Harris (70), Aaron Finch (50) and Travis Head (58) were the top three high scorers from the hosts.
Senior campaigner Ishant Sharma bagged four wickets in his 20.3 overs, conceded just 41 runs with an economy of 2.00.
While Bumrah, Yadav and Hanuman Vihari took two wickets each in Australia’s first innings.
Australia won the toss and opted to bat first and managed to keep the Indian bowlers at bay. But Indian team made come back towards the end of play, restricting Australia for 277/6.
India has been leading the series by 1-0. The visitors defeated the hosts by 31 runs in the first Test at Adelaide Oval.
This is the third time when India has been playing with all-pace attack in a Test.
India has made two changes in this Test match. The visitors brought in Hanuman Vihari and Umesh Yadav in place of Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin.