India's Day, But Travis Heads Off Disaster With 61 Not Out
India's day. Yep, definitely India's day on day two of the first Test between India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval.
India's first innings lasted just one ball this morning, when Mohammed Shami gloved one to Tim Paine off Josh Hazlewood in the morning. All out 250.
But Australia didn't start much better when Aaron Finch's stumps were scattered by Ishant Sharma.
The lanky Indian paceman and his teammates barely bowled a bad ball all day -- an effort reflected in Australia's slow progress to 7/191 at stumps.
Sharma and Bumrah took two wickets each, while spinner Ravi Ashwin grabbed three.
For the hosts, Marcus Harris on debut, Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb all showed patience and got into the 20s or 30s. But none went on to make the big score Australia so desperately needed.
Only Travis Head -- playing his first Test in his home nation at his home ground in Adelaide -- went past 50 for the Aussies. He is 61 not out, and will be desperately hoping for a bit of support from the unbeaten Mitchell Starc (8) if Australia is to post any sort of lead.
This has been classic Test cricket. Not always exciting, but tough. Every run hard-earned.
We'll catch you tomorrow for more of our good areas coverage. And if you want to catch up on today's action, you can scroll down and read how things panned out.