IND vs AUS Live Score, 1st Test, Day 2: Axar, Jadeja fifties push India to 144-run lead on Day 2

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India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test Day 2 Updates: India finished the second day at 321 for 7, with a massive lead of 144. All-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel were unbeaten after scoring impetus fifties in their 81-run stand. Follow IND vs AUS Live Cricket Score at Sportskeeda


17:34 (IST)10 FEB 2023

That's it from our end for the day. Hope you enjoyed our live blog. We will be back tomorrow for the India vs Australia 1st Test Day 3 live scores and updates. Do join us tomorrow as well. Till then take care and stay excited. 

17:26 (IST)10 FEB 2023

 Axar Patel: I've said it before as well that I've been performing well for the last year with the bat. I always look to contribute lower down the order whenever my team needs me to. I always knew that my technique was always good and when I get a break, I look to work on it. I work with the coaches like Rahul sir. They always tell me that I have the capability. Whenever I get a chance I try and see how I can win the game for my team. You will find it tough on this wicket initially but once you get used to the pace of this surface it gets easier. Once you get set you have to concentrate a lot more. Jadeja and I were talking the same - to not lose focus and bat until the end. When we bat first tomorrow I think it'll play well (laughs) but when we bowl, we'll be fresh so I think we'll get more help

17:14 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Day 2 Summary

It was a day of mixed reactions from both sides but India had the ante over their opponents. 

India captain Rohit Sharma scored his ninth Test ton and first against Australia. Ravindra Jadeja (66*) and Axar Patel (52*) slammed fifties to wear out the Australian bowling attack on a turning track.

Australia's moment of the day was 22-year-old debutant Todd Murphy bagged a five-wicket haul. His dismissals include KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and  KS Bharat. 

The third day will determine depending on how long India's lower oder can stretch their lead and how Aussies play in the second innings. 

16:28 (IST)10 FEB 2023

300 up for India in 1st innings

FOUR!!! A late cut from Axar Patel as Marnus Labuschagne offered too much width. Axar went back to guide the ball past third man region for another boundary. 300 for the hosts 

16:22 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Axar Patel frustrates Pat Cummins

FOUR!!! Axar used the pace off Pat Cummins to cut the ball toward the third man area for a cheeky boundary.

16:16 (IST)10 FEB 2023

FOUR!!! Axar Patel has supported his fellow all-rounder from Gujarat very well in building a decisive total for India. He cuts against Lyon and Todd Murphy, charges the on-drive against Cummins in the range of his strokeplay. The partnership is flourishing as well as frustrating the Australians at the same time. 

16:02 (IST)10 FEB 2023

India completes a 100-run lead

FOUR!!! Jadeja cuts it against Nathan Lyon and the ball goes past off the square. David Warner made a chase but wasn't the winner. India's lead mounts up to 100 runs now.

IND 277/7 (98 overs) 

15:57 (IST)10 FEB 2023

FOUR!!! Overpitched outside the off-stump from Scott Boland. Axar Patel drives it through extra cover for a boundary. 

15:43 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Fifty for Ravindra Jadeja

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja picked a singled in the 93rd over to complete his 18th Test half-century. The trademark sword celebration followed as a tradition for the Saurashtra all-rounder. 

15:27 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Boland still waiting for his first wicket of the game

There was a moment of disappointment for the Australian pacer as Axar Patel nicked one but that didn't carry to the slip, with the ball bouncing just before Steve Smith. Boland is still in search for his maiden wicket in India.

IND 251/7 (91 overs)

15:17 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: India's batting in depth

India has fielded an in-depth batting line-up for the series-opener. Even after seven wickets are down, one can still hope for a 300-plus total, banking on the experience of Jadeja and the batting quality of Axar. Even Mohammed Shami can play a handy cameo. 

15:02 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Todd Murphy bags fifer on debut

Todd Murphy claimed the wicket of his fellow debutant Srikar Bharat to accomplish his first five-wicket haul. The orginal decision from the umpire was not out but Alex Carey was confident in the appeal, and thus, Australia challenged the appeal. The ball tracking showed that the ball would have crashed in the middle and leg stump. Murphy turns jubilant and what a spell this has been from the 22-year-old.

Srikar Bharat 8 (10 balls; 1 four) lbw b Todd Murphy

14:53 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Captain dismiss Captain

Cummins bowled a nip-backer to rattle the Indian skipper's off pole. A ripper from the Australia captain to pick his first wicket of the game. It would mean a lot to him after all the tonking Rohit had against him in the last five sessions. A big relief for Steve Smith as well because the Australian vice-captain dropped Rohit in the slip cordon on the previous ball.

Rohit Sharma 120 (212 balls; 15 fours and 2 sixes) b Pat Cummins

14:32 (IST)10 FEB 2023

India vs Australia 1st Test: Day 2 Second session in a nutshell

Overs: 28

Runs: 75

Wickets: 02

RPO: 2.68 

14:28 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Second Session Summary

Todd Murphy tricked Virat Kohli to nick down the leg stumps on the first delivery of the session. 

Suryakumar Yadav started his red-ball career with a sweep shot off Murphy but did not last longer as Nathan Lyon's off-breaker crashed into his stumps. 

Ravindra Jadeja, who snared 5/47 on Test comeback in the Australian innings, joined forces with Rohit at the crease. The two combined for 58-run stand as the latter scored a magnificent century. 

India have a decent lead of 49 with five wickets in hand after tea break. The hosts can target beyond 350 to gain a fruitful lead.

14:04 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Jadeja capitalise on the full toss

FOUR!!! Jadeja cut through the point as Labuschagne bowled a second loopy delivery of the over.The left-hander had missed out on the full toss on the first ballbof the over but this time got the dividends.

IND 223/5 (77 overs) 

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FOUR!!! Rohit shimmies down the track and uses his wrists to play an outstanding flick over mid-wicket for four runs. Elegance is the word to describe the Indian skipper's approach throughout the innings.

IND 217/5 (76 overs)

13:51 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Marnus Labuschagne rolls his arms

Australia brought in one of their part-timers to give rest to their frontline bowlers for a while. Labuschagne had a slip in place for hiw bowling. Indian batters Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja picked just three singles in an over. 

IND 213/5 (75 overs)

13:30 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Scott Boland concedes first boundary in the innings

FOUR!!! After 70 balls of not giving any boundary, Boland was hit for a four by Ravindra Jadeja. The southpaw drived it off the front foot to find the gap through the extra cover area for a boundary.

IND 197/5 (70 overs)

13:23 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Australia pacer Scott Boland puts the pressure on

Fourth maiden over from the Victorian pace bowler. Just 10 runs conceded from 11 overs and yet to give any boundary in the innings till now. Even though he hasn't picked any wicket, his spell has been impactful to mount the pressure on the Indian batters.

IND 192/5 (69 overs)

13:18 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Drinks break in second session

Australia have so far dominated this session by claiming the two big wickets of Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. Rohit Sharma got his momentum as he reached his ninth Test hundred with a magnificent shot. India gained a lead just before the drink breaks. 

13:09 (IST)10 FEB 2023

India set for a big total?

India have crossed the 177-run mark, which was Australia's first innings score. Many experts have opined that anything above 300 for India in this innings will make life difficult for Australia in the second innings. Many predicted that this game will finish inside three days.

IND 189/5 (66 overs)

12:58 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma brings his 100

FOUR!!! Rohit Sharma stepped down the track and played an inside-out against Todd Murphy to clear the infield. Completes his maiden Test hundred against Australia and ninth overall in the longer format. 

India got a lead by the end of the 63rd over as Ravindra Jadeja picked a single. 

12:49 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Suryakumar Yadav gets out as Nathan Lyon picks his first

Lyon bowled an off-breaker from round the wicket. Suryakumar played on the frontfoot while attempting a cover drive. The huge gap between the bat and pad was exposed by the sharp turn from the surface. A brief stay for Suryakumar on debut.

Suryakumar Yadav 8 (20; 1 four) b Nathan Lyon

12:39 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Rohit enters nineties

FOUR!!! Rohit never shies away from playing the pull shot against the short ball. And once again he was at it when Cummins tempted him. The opener rolled his wrists and guided it behind the squareeg to beat the fine leg for a four. Rohit moves to 94 now.

IND 168/4 (59 overs)

12:34 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Suryakumar Yadav embarks on Test career with a delightful shot

FOUR!!! SKY brings his T20I ascendancy into the red-ball format. Facing the second ball of his Test career, Suryakumar played the sweep shot to find a boundary at the backward square leg area.

12:28 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Murphy strikes just after lunch

Wicket!!! Todd Murphy has picked his fourth wicket and this time it's Virat Kohli. The off-breaker kept it short and low down the leg side. Kohli went to nudge the delivery on the backfoot but found a faint tickle. Alex Carey did a brilliant work as he moved to his left to take the catch on second attempt. A great start for the visitors in the session.

Virat Kohli 12 (26 balls; 2 fours) c Alex Carey b Todd Murphy

12:07 (IST)10 FEB 2023

How has Australian bowlers fared so far?

Murphy has played a vital role with the ball to put back the pressure on India at some point. But much to Scott Boland's credit, the pacer has been phenomenal. Just seven runs conceded from nine overs without conceding any boundary. 

When Murphy and Boland bowled in tandem, the runs automatically dried up from India. The two senior bowlers Cummins and Lyon have been expensive in this innings and yet to get a major success. 

Rohit Sharma has taken Cummins to the cleaners around the VCA Stadium. He didn't go easy on Lyon too. 

11:59 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: First Session in a nutshell

Overs: 28

Runs: 74

Wickets: 02

RPO: 2.64

11:45 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS Day 2: First Session Summary

Australia can be satisfied with those couple of wickets in the second half of the session. The day started with Rohit and Ashwin taking their time to get into the hitting zone.

Ashwin smashed two boundaries and one six before Todd Murphy trapped him in front of the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara was next in the line to become Murphy's third wicket as he attempted a sweep shot butvwas caught by Scott Boland.

Virat Kohli came in and settled for a while before charging down against the spinners.

In the meantime, Rohit has looked patient enough to play some great strokes. He pulled one against Cummins to extend the rivalry between the two.

The Indian captain is 15 runs shy from notching his ninth Test ton and maiden one against Australia.

IND 151/3 (52 overs) 

11:26 (IST)10 FEB 2023

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli charges over mid-off

FOUR!!! Virat Kohli has got into the act with some alluring shots. A drive past mid-off against Nathan Lyon's overpitched delivery.

A similar shot that he played against Todd Murphy to get the same results.

IND 149/3 (50 overs) 

11:10 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Todd Murphy gets the wicket of India batter Cheteshwar Pujara

Wicket!!! Todd Murphy picked his third wicket in the innings. A soft dismissal indeed. Pujara wanted to play the sweep shot but ended up finding the fielder at the short fine-leg had to jump to complete the dismissal.

Cheteshwar Pujara 7 (14 balls; 1 four) c Scott Boland b Todd Murphy 

11:03 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Rohit hits Murphy for boundaries

FOUR!!! Rohit hits a couple of boundaries in the 43rd over bowled by Todd Murphy. He flicked the first ball off the pads and his another flick on the last ball beat the fielder at short fine-leg for a boundary. The Indian captain moves into the 80s.

IND 134/2 (43 overs) 

10:50 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Ashwin departs

Australia get their second wicket and its the debutant Todd Murphy to provide the one. An lbw appeal was turned down by the umpire. Australia went for the review and Murphy's flight off-break delivery was hitting the leg stump. A successful review for Australia and the 42-run partnership between Rohit and Ashwin folds up here.

Ravichandran Ashwin 23 (62 balls; 2 fours and one six) lbw b Todd Murphy

10:35 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Australian spinner Todd Murphy has been impressive so far

Drinks break! We did mention abiut Boland's approach but missed how beautifully the debutant Todd Murphy has bowled so far. Bowled his first maiden over in his ninth over. But hasn't leaked that many runs - 14 from nine overs - in contrast to Lyon (57 in 16 overs) and Cummins (41 in 8 overs). Murphy and Boland can bowl in tandem to absorb the pressure and also find a momentum to get a breakthrough.

IND 117/1 (39 overs)

10:23 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Scott Boland answer for India's blaze?

Scott Boland is the one bowle against whom India haven't played aggressively. The pace bowler has bowled three of his five overs as maiden. Boland could get the breakthrough for Australia given that other bowlers are leaking enough runs.

IND 115/1 (36 overs)

10:11 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Ashwin smashes Lyon for a six

SIX!!! This time its Ashwin and that too against off-spin counterpart. Lyon bowled the length delivery on the fourth stump and Ashwin came down on one leg to play the slogsweep over deep mid wicket for a six.

IND 111/1 (34 overs)

10:06 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Rohit pulls one for a six

SIX!!! Rohit gives the treatment to the short ball banged by Cummins. Rohit played the pull and cleared Murphy at deep square leg. The first big shot by the Indian captain today. Not falling to the short ball trap at the moment.

IND 102/1 (32 overs)

09:48 (IST)10 FEB 2023

India vs Australia: Ashwin hits Cummins for a boundary

FOUR!!! Ashwin opened the face of his bat to carve it wide down to the third man boundary against the length ball pitched outside the off stump. Looks like the night watchman has set a mindset to go big today.

IND 91/1 (28 overs)

09:44 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Ashwin welcomes Nathan Lyon with a boundary

FOUR!!! Nathan Lyon is brought into the attack in just the third over of the day. Ashwin finds a leading outside edge that goes over Smith's head at first slip. Ashwin opens his tally in the scoring sheet. He picks a couple of more runs on the final ball.

IND 86/1 (27 overs)

09:40 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Cummins resumes battle against Rohit

Rohit picked a couple of runs on the first ball off Pat Cummins. The Aussie skipper will look to avenge after getting all the pounding from his counterpart last afternoon. Five dot balls, including one classic back of the length delivery to finish the over.

IND 80/1 (26 overs)

09:35 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: The day begins

Todd Murphy opened the attack for Australia. Rohit got off the strike on the second delivery. Murphy bowled a brilliant drifted ball to Ashwin. Four dot balls and that is the end of the over.

IND 78/1 (25 overs)

09:23 (IST)10 FEB 2023

Here is what India debutant has to say

KS Bharat: Definitely a proud moment for me and my whole family, thanks for everyone who believed in me, can't get better than this. Odd days even keeping wasn't easy, comes with all the challenges, with DRS you got to be more proactive, you need to have the understanding of where the ball is landing and where the ball is ending, which makes it little interesting but definitely enjoying. Was expecting a chance that I can come into play, right from ball one, thankfully there was chance with Labuschagne and I grabbed on to it, the whole team did well to restricting them to the target what they got. We should as a batting unit, bat well and put them out of the game and bat once, the first hour will be crucial.

09:20 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Spin to foil again?

65 of the 90 overs were bowled by the spinners yesterday. And today these bowlers will again have a role to play as both teams have an important day before them. It is a make it or break it scenario for the Aussies. 

09:17 (IST)10 FEB 2023

IND vs AUS: Interesting fact on Ashwin's batting position

In his 209 international innings, this is the first instance of Ravichandran Ashwin batting in the top 5 batting positions. He came in to bat at No.3 as India's night watchman after KL Rahul's dismissal. 
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