Steve O’Keefe Gives Pain To Indian Batsman

The Aussies commence themselves in the driver's seat at the end on Day - 2, starting on 143 for 4 in the second innings, to lead the host by 298 runs in the first test match existence played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. After bringing up a powerful resistance for the final wicket Aussies seamer Mitchell Starc finally got out on the fifth ball of the morning session as the Kangaroos were all out for 260 on Friday.

Team India started their innings with very poor opener Murli Vijay ( 10 ) who was the first one to go back to the dressing room. Middle order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara ( 6 ) anon followed Vijay to the pavilion while India found themselves in a mark of bother after losing two prior wickets.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli didn't worry the scorers much as the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman was out for a rare duck, taken at second slip with Mitchell Starc doing the blemish with the ball.

The Host top scorer opener KL Rahul ( 64 ) scored 50 runs to the score together with middle - order batsman Ajinkya Rahane earlier holding out at long - off in trying to clear the field, leaving India side at 94 for 4 just after lunch. The 28 years old batsman ( 13 ) stay at the pitch was short - lived while India lost half their team with the score on 95.

Australia spinner Steve O' Keefe took 6 wickets, India off - track wickets in span of eight overs, adjoining only 11 run to the total.

The Kangaroos admired positive in their second innings although lost David Warner and Shaun Marsh in the beginning. India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin trapped both the Aussies Warner ( 10 ) and Marsh ( 0 ) leg before on a viciously turning pitch that was getting from poor to worse.

Although Australia skipper Steven Smith led from the front, with not out 59, with Mitchell Marsh ( 21 ) allowing him good company. Ashwin was bag of the bowlers for India after adducing three wickets in the second innings. Australia middle - order batsman Peter Handscomb ( 19 ) being the third fatality.

Opener Matt Renshaw admired good in the second innings but his stay at the pitch was cut short while, the left - handed was out on 31.

Australia First Innings - 260/10 ( 94.5 O )

India First Innings - 105/10 ( 40.1 O )

Australia Second Innings - 143/4 ( 46 O )

Australia lead by 298 runs.

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