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IND vs AUS Live Score, 2nd Test, Day-2: Australia stands at 61-1 at stumps, lead by 62 runs

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 18, 2023 17:09 IST

IND vs AUS Live Score, 2nd Test, Day-2- Australia have started their 2nd innings with an intent to attack and go against the Indian bowlers which paid off pretty well apart from the wicket of Khawaja who got out trying to up the anti. Head has been quite dangerous and he is looking good at the crease. Can India come up with wickets early on tomorrow? Follow us for India vs Australia Live Cricket Score of 2nd Test

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17:09 (IST)18 FEB 2023

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It was a day full of twists and turns with everything in balance after the first two innings. Tomorrow will be exciting to see how India will target the Australian batters and will they be able to counter their aggressive approach. We hope you enjoyed today's live and we'll be back with live action of Day 3. Till then, stay tuned to Sportskeeda!

17:06 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Stumps on Day 2

Australia is 61-1 after 12 overs. They are leading by 62 runs. Head, and Labuschagne are still at the crease batting on 39* and 16* respectively. Jadeja has been the sole wicket-taker for India.

16:54 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Fifty for Australia

Australia is making its intentions clear, playing the attacking brand of cricket. They've reached 51-1 in just 10 overs.

16:50 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Labuschagne on the charge

Two boundaries from Labuschagne has the scoreboard moving. The Kangaroos are on attack mode here as they are dealing in boundaries!

16:39 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Stunning from Shreyas

Tried to scoop the ball but a brilliant diving catch from Shreyas has gotten rid of Khawaja. The aggressive approach has got its side-effects too and it was presented here.

16:38 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Australia pushing the accelerator

Another boundary and its Khawaja this time. Australia is showing aggression here.

16:37 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Goes fine for four

Intended to play on the leg but the ball goes behind through a thick edge off the bat resulting in four runs. Australia is 18-0, leading by 19 runs.

16:31 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Head gets a headstart

Two boundaries off Shami has got Travis head up and running. He is recognized as a batsman who likes to dominate and he is showcasing it here. Australia is 12-0.

16:22 (IST)18 FEB 2023

No Warner

David Warner isn't available to bat for Australia and he has been ruled out of the Test due to a concussion with Renshaw coming in as his replacement.

16:21 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Openers out in the middle

The Australian duo of Khawaja, and Head is out to bat and its Ashwin who'll start for India with the ball.

16:16 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Australia's 2nd innings

Australia is getting ready to start their 2nd innings with the bat and we'll be back soon as the match resumes. Till then, stay tuned to us!

16:15 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Australia bowling

Nathan Lyon ended up with figures of 5/67. This was his 22nd fifer in Tests. Kuhnemann, and Murphy picked up 2 wickets each, while Pat Cummins got one wicket in his bucket.

16:10 (IST)18 FEB 2023

India batting

As far as the batting is concerned, it was the tail once again who saved India with Axar scoring 74 runs, and Ashwin contributing with 37 runs. Kohli ended as the second highest scorer with 44 runs. 

16:09 (IST)18 FEB 2023

India have been bowled out

Shami has been dismissed Kuhnemann for 262 runs and Australia have the tiniest of lead of 1 runs. 

16:06 (IST)18 FEB 2023

India trail by 1 run

After 83 overs, India is 262-9. Shami, and Siraj are out in the middle.

16:01 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Blinder from the skipper

A mind-blowing catch from Australia's captain has dismissed Axar Patel for an amazing 74. He hit the ball really well but the reaction time and the dive just went in at the right time from Cummins. India is 259-9.

15:59 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Six to Axar

A flat six from the bat of Axar. It looked spectacular as it met the bat and India is now down to trailing by just 4 runs. 

15:53 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Incredible catch from Renshaw

Just as we said. the new ball has done the job for Australia as Ashwin gets out for 37 after Renshaw takes a brilliant diving catch. India is 253-8 and the 114-run stand comes to an end. 

15:51 (IST)18 FEB 2023

New ball taken

Australia has taken the new ball and its Pat Cummins who is in to bowl. The new red ball can bring in both runs and wickets. 

15:48 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Second new ball available

The second new ball is available and Australia has asked for a whole box and not just a few to choose from. India is currently 252-7 and they trail by 11 runs. 

15:42 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Punched away

Axar is not in a mood to stop, hits it for another boundary and its Lyon who's at the receiving end this time! India is just 16 away from equaling Australia's score. 

15:40 (IST)18 FEB 2023

100-run stand

With that boundary, Ashwin, and Axar have added over 100 runs for the 8th wicket. The two have been real game changers for India!

15:40 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Axar and his stroke play!

Just as we were saying, Axar ends the drought and hits two gorgeous boundaries off the bowling of Australia's captain! India is 243-7. They trail by 20 runs.

15:38 (IST)18 FEB 2023

India holding it together

The runs have dried up a little in the past 15 minutes but they have been safe, not allowing much chances to the Australians.

15:20 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Axar gets to fifty

A thumping six on the leg and he gets to a second consecutive half-century in Tests. He has pulled India right into the game here. What an innings by the champion all-rounder!

15:16 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Boundary galore

Runs have been coming in quickly and the delivery on the pads have been the most favoring one for India. Another one down the line gets punished for four runs. Its 222-7.

15:14 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Productive one for India

The move of bringing in part-timer Head doesn't go as planned as Axar drills one on the last ball straight down the ground for a boundary. India is 218-7. Trail by 45 runs. 

15:07 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Score at the moment

India is moving on nicely with this partnership of 69 runs. After 71 overs, India is 208-7.

14:57 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Axar-Ashwin's duo

The 8th wicket partnership is now worth 63 runs and is the highest one in the innings up till now. This has come at an important juncture in the game and may result in a big turnaround in this Test match!

14:54 (IST)18 FEB 2023

India cross 200!

Let them come from anywhere as long as they come! India add 4 more runs to their tally as Australia helps by giving away 4 byes. India is now 201-7 after 66 overs. They trail by 62 runs.

14:41 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Ball deceives everyone

Lyon bowled a perfectly set up delivery to Axar and it almost worked as it missed the batsman, got an edge but unfortunately for Australia, it missed the slip fielder too and went away for four runs! India is 191-7.

14:35 (IST)18 FEB 2023

On the pads and away for four

Murphy bowls one down the line and Ashwin pounces on the loose delivery to score four runs. Every run counts for India here. 

14:34 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Match resumes

The players are making their way out and we're ready to kickoff session 3 here on Day 2.

14:18 (IST)18 FEB 2023

We'll be back

That's the end of the second session, we'll be back in 15 minutes. Don't go anywhere as live action of the Indian batting is just around the corner. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda!

14:17 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Session in a glimpse

Session 2, Day 2: 27 overs, 91 runs, 3 wickets

14:12 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Session 2 done

Its tea on Day 2 and India is 179-7, trailing by 84 runs. 

14:11 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Axar unhesitent to attack

Axar rocks back and drills the ball which races away to the boundary. He is playing a gem here.

14:05 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Shot of a man in form

Axar is once again at it with his stroke making skills as he hits a delivery from Cummins for an exquisite boundary. India is 174-7.

14:01 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Axar goes down town

Two big shots from Axar result in a four and a six! What a monstrous stroke play this was from him, surely dragged the momentum in India's favor here.

13:56 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Handsome drive

Axar hits and hits well down the ground for a stylish boundary. India get to 158-7 with that shot.

13:44 (IST)18 FEB 2023

56 done

After 56 overs of play, India stands at 152-7 with Ashwin batting on 9* and Axar on 4*.

13:34 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Ashwin's elegant timing

There's something so pleasing to the eye when Ashwin plays a stroke. He timed the delivery to perfection here and India reach 150 runs with that boundary!

13:27 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Axar, and Ashwin at the crease

The two Indian spin all-rounders are at the crease for India and they have a sinking ship to fix. India is a long way behind the Australian score of 263 runs. India just cannot afford another wicket here.

13:25 (IST)18 FEB 2023

5 wickets for Lyon

Bharat is the man who gets out and its Lyon's 5th scalp of the innings. This also brings up a huge milestone for Lyon as he gets his 100th Test wicket against India. Its 139-7.

13:18 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Kuhnemann gets his first wicket

A great moment for the Australian spinner Kuhnemann as he pics Virat Kohli as his first first wicket. He'll surely cherish this forever.

13:16 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Virat walks back

The umpire gave Virat out LBW but he was confident enough and referred it upstairs. It was difficult to judge whether the bat had hit the ball first or not. However, the decision went in favor of Australia and Kohli has to go back for 44. India is 135-6.

13:08 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Kohli plays it risky

The delivery from Murphy kept extremely low and Kohli manages to get the bat right on time. He flicks it and even gets four runs for it! He surely had his heart beating while he played that one.

13:02 (IST)18 FEB 2023

New man in

The wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat is the batsman to bat next for India. The score is 125-5.

12:58 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Review lost, Jadeja has to go

The bat missed the ball and it went to hit the stumps. India have lost a review as well as Jadeja for 26. India is 125-5.

12:57 (IST)18 FEB 2023

Jadeja given out

Murphy gets his man as he gets an LBW appeal turn into a finger being raised. India has gone for a referral. 
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