2nd Test, Day 2: Axar, Ashwin shines with the bat; A late strike by Head gives Australia a 61-run lead XtraTime:

Xtra Time Web Desk. A brilliant 114-run partnership between Ravichandran Ashwin (71 off 37 balls) and Axar Patel (74 off 115 balls) saw India post 262 runs in the first innings, just one run short of Australia’s first innings total. the second Test at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. At stumps on Day 2, Australia scored 61/1 to lead by 62 runs. Travis Head hits 39(40) and Marnus Labusch 16(19).

Earlier, Nathan Lyon dismissed the Indian first four batsmen of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer. He ended up taking five wickets. It was his 22nd career try.

Virat Kohli looked good for his 44 runs before umpire debutant Kunemann was controversially caught leg-missing and a review did not allow a replay of whether the ball hit the bat or the pad first, before tracking suggested a leg strike. trunk Third umpire Richard Illingworth upheld the on-field decision, much to the surprise of Kohli, who walked back dejectedly and looked animated as he watched replays in the stands.

Axar Patel looked restless as he continued the attack after tea and reached his second consecutive Test half-century. At the other end, he was well supported by Ashwin.

Summary points:

Australia. 263 all out and 61 for 1 from 12 overs (Travis Head 39 not out; Ravindra Jadeja 1/23)
India 1st innings. 262 all out in 83.3 overs (Axar Patel 74, Virat Kohli 44; Nathan Lyon 5/67)

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