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Australia reach 57/2 at lunch on Day 2 of Adelaide Test

IANS  |  Adelaide 

lost both the openers before reaching 57/2 at lunch on Day 2 of the opening Test against at the here on Friday.

(21 not out) and (1 not out) headed back undefeated at the interval as the hosts trailed by 193 runs to the visitors' first innings total of 250.

The Indian response came quite early in the Aussie innings, with a brilliant inswinger from veteran pacer Sharma cleaning up in the very first over for a third-ball duck.

Thereafter, the other opener (26) and the in-form No.3 Khawaja struck a 45-run stand for the second wicket.

The partnership went on smoothly as both the batsmen looked at ease while facing the pace trio of Ishant, Jasprit Bumrah and

But Harris' troubles of reading off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was evident from the time the tweaker came in to bowl before eventually falling to the same bowler after a decent start.

Earlier, took just one ball to wrap up the visitors' innings for the overnight score of 250.

Pacer got the last man Shami (6) caught behind on the very first ball to deny the visitors any addition to the overnight score.

For the hosts, Hazlewood shone with three wickets, while fellow quicks and took two scalps each. The spinner also bagged a couple of wickets.

Earlier on Thursday, were reduced to 19/3 before centurion Cheteshwar Pujara's gritty 16th Test ton (123) anchored the innings to 250/9 at stumps.

Pujara, however fell to a brilliant run out on the last ball of the opening day.

Brief Scores: 250 (Cheteshwar Pujara 123, 37; 3/52, 2/49) vs 57/2 (26, 21 not out; Sharma 1/9).

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 08:32 IST
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