India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 1 Live Score: Peter Handscomb Hits Fifty, Australia Make Mini Recovery

India vs Australia Live, 2nd Test Match: India are dominating the game against Australia in Delhi.© AFP

India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 1, Live Updates: Peter Handscomb is unbeaten after his half-century while Pat Cummins is giving him an equally good support from the other end. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken three, Mohammad Shami has scalped two while Ravindra Jadeja has claimed one wicket so far as Australia are six down in the ongoing second Test. Usman Khawaja showed good fight with his 81-run knock before becoming the 250th Test wicket of Ravindra Jadeja. Visiting skipper Pat Cummins had won the toss and opted to bat in the match. India replaced Suryakumar Yadav with Shreyas Iyer, while Australia handed a Test debut to left-arm orthodox Matthew Kuhnemann. The match in Delhi is Cheteshwar Pujara’s 100th Test. India lead the series 1-0 as they had won the first game by a huge margin of an innings and 132 runs. (LIVE SCORECARD)

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann

Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the 2nd Test Match between India and Australia straight from Arun Jaitley Stadium In New Delhi

  • 15:09 (IST)

    India vs Australia LIVE: Fifty for Handscomb!

    A single and there is the fifty for Peter Handscomb. It comes off 110 balls, and more than Handscomb, it is Australia that needed that innings as the match was slipping out of their hands when they were reduced to 168 for 6.

    AUS 220/6 (64.4)

  • 15:00 (IST)

    India vs Australia LIVE: FOUR!

    Peter Handscomb gets an outside edge on the bowling of Axar Patel and the ball runs away for a four. The partnership between him and Pat Cummins for the seventh wicket is now of 45 runs. 

    AUS 207/6 (61.4)

  • 14:50 (IST)

    India vs Australia LIVE: 200 up for Australia!

    A single from Pat Cummins and Australia have reached to 200 runs at the loss of six wickets. Both Mohammed Shami and Axar Patel have bowled really well in the third session so far to continue to keep Australia under pressure.  

    AUS 200/6 (59.4)

  • 14:37 (IST)

    India vs Australia LIVE: 3rd session underway!

    Axar Patel is bowling the first over of the third session. He is wicketless so far in the game after bowling four overs. Here we go!

  • 14:22 (IST)

    India vs Australia LIVE: Tea!

    It’s tea on first day. Australia scored 105 runs in the session while they lost three wickets. Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins have added 31 runs for the seventh wicket so far.

    AUS 199/6 (56)

  • 14:02 (IST)

    India vs Australia LIVE: DRS wasted by India

    A clear inside edge from the bat of Pat Cummins but India goes for an LBW referral. Ravichandran Ashwin and skipper Rohit Sharma only met disappointment. 

    AUS 188/6 (53)

  • 13:58 (IST)

    India vs Australia LIVE: Pat Cummins Dealing in Sixes!

    Pat Cummins has taken the aggressive approach of dealing with Indian spinners. He has already hit two sixes against Ravichandran Ashwin. The off-spinner might have to change his strategy a little.

  • 13:50 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: 50 overs gone!

    Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins have a huge task in front of them if they are to post a respectable total on the board. India’s spin-twins still remain in charge

    AUS 172/6 (50)

  • 13:40 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: WICKET!

    Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Alex Carey. You can’t blame the batter much as it was literally an unplayable delivery. The ball took a sharp turn after pitching around good length region. It took the edge of Carey’s willow and Virat Kohli took a good catch at first slip.

    AUS 168/6 (47)

  • 13:35 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: WICKET!

    You live by the sword, you die by it! The sweep shots were really helpful for Usman Khawaja thus far, but not this time at least. He got a boundary on the previous ball through a reverse sweep. Just when he went for another similar shot in the follow up, Ravindra Jadeja bowled it well down the leg side and the batter eventually hit it towards point in air. And… KL Rahul picked a blinder there to see Khawaja depart for 81.  

    AUS 167/5 (45.5)

  • 13:23 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: FOUR!

    Peter Handsomb uses the depth of the crease beautifully to score a boundary on the off side. The partnership between him and Usman Khawaja has now crossed the 50-run mark. This is a good comeback from Australia.

    AUS 160/4 (43.2)

  • 13:13 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: 150 up for Australia!

    A four from the bat of Usman Khawaja and Australia have crossed the 150-run mark. They have made a good recovery after getting four down. The duo of Khawaja and Peter Handscomb have added 45 runs for the fifth wicket so far.

    AUS 153/4 (41.1)

  • 12:35 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: WICKET!

    Mohammed Shami has got the wicket of Travis Head and Australia are four down. Head could have left the delivery well outside off stump but decided to go for it and paid the price. KL Rahul took a sharp catch at slip.

    AUS 108/4 (31.2)

  • 12:31 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: SIX!

    Good use of feet from David Warner. He danced down the track and hit R Ashwin’s delivery over the long-off for a six. This is good batting from the Aussie.

    AUS 107/3 (30.3)

  • 12:11 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: 2nd session starts!

    Mohammed Siraj kicks off the second session and no surprise, the first ball to Travis Head is a bouncer.

  • 11:37 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Lunch on Day 1!

    It’s Lunch on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test between India and Australia in New Delhi. The guests started on a solid note after opting to bat, but Ravichandran Ashwin’s twin strikes, of late, helped India bounce back in the game. Usman Khawaja (50 not out) will be the key for Australia in the second session.

    AUS 94/3 (25)

  • 11:25 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: WICKET!

    Steve Smith departs for a first ball duck! Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed both the batting mainstays of Australia within three balls. 

    AUS 91/3 (23)

  • 11:21 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: WICKET!

    This is a really good review for an LBW from India and they get the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne.

    AUS 91/2 (22.4)

  • 10:54 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Back-to-back FOURS!

    Australia have scored two consecutive fours soon after the wicket of David Warner. While the first one came through a reverse sweep hit by Usman Khawaja, the second one came as a bye as the turning delivery beat everyone, including the wicketkeeper.

    AUS 60/1 (16.5)

  • 10:49 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: WICKET!

    Finally!!! Here is the much-needed brekathrough for India. Mohammed Shami gets rid of David Warner with a ripper. It was bowled at good length outside off stump. The ball pitched and swung away from Warner to take his outside edge. KS Bharat comfortably collected the ball behind the stumps. Warner departed for 15 runs. 

    AUS 50/1 (15.2)

  • 10:40 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: More luck for Khawaja!

    Usman Khawaja has been lucky in this innings so far. This time, he had almost chopped a Mohammed Siraj delivery on his stumps but the ball missed the sticks and rather ran for a four. Poor luck for Indian pacers so far!

  • 10:27 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Catch dropped!

    It was a tough catch to be honest and Shreyas Iyer failed to take it. Usman Khawaja got an inside edge of his bat on the bowling of R Ashwin. Iyer, who was stationed at short leg, got the ball at a really low height and thus failed to hold on to it. 

  • 10:19 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: FOUR!

    Tad short from Mohammed Siraj and outside off stump. David Warner hit it for a beautiful shot from the cover region for a four. It’s his first boundary of the match. 

    AUS 26/0 (9.2)

  • 10:13 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Play resumes!

    Warner gets a band-aid wrapped around his left elbow, the area that got hurt and we are all set to resume now. Oh! It’s another bouncer from Mohammed Siraj in the follow up. We have some good contest going on here in Delhi!

  • 10:11 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Warner injured!

    David Warner has been hit by a Mohammed Siraj bouncer. The physio is currently checking and treating him.

    AUS 22/0 (7.4)

  • 10:02 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Spin introduced!

    No wicket for pacers in the first six overs and that prompts captain Rohit Sharma to introduce spin. Ravichandran Ashwin starts against David Warner. Here we go!

    AUS 19/0 (6)

  • 09:45 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: FOUR!

    Poor luck for India! Usman Khawaja went for a drive well away from his body and got an outside edge. To the batter’s good luck, the ball flew through the vacant third slip region and ran for a four.

    AUS 18/0 (3) 

  • 09:44 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: FOUR!

    Down the leg side from Mohammed Shami and he gets the punishment from Usman Khawaja. It is the second four from the Aussie opener’s bat in the ongoing innings. He is looking more comfortable than David Warner at the crease. 

    AUS 14/0 (2.4)

  • 09:37 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Good review!

    A Mohammed Shami delivery hit David Warner on the back pad. Umpire had raised his finger on an LBW appeal but Warner decided to go upstairs. Rightly so, as the ball had taken the edge of Warner’s willow before hitting the pad and that saved the batter. 

    AUS 4/0 (1)

  • 09:32 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: FOUR!

    It’s a boundary on the first ball of the game. Mohammed Shami bowled it down the leg side to David Warner. The batter failed to get the wood on the ball but it swung far away from wicketkeeper KS Bharat to run for a four.  

    AUS 4/0 (0.1)

  • 09:26 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: 100th Test for Cheteshwar Pujara!

    This is the 100th Test match for Cheteshwar Pujara. He has scored 7021 runs in the format so far with his highest score being 206 not out. The right-handed batter has scored 19 centuries and 34 fifties in Test cricket.

  • 09:15 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Test debut for Kuhnemann!

    Spinner Matthew Kuhnemann has been handed his Test debut. He bowls slow left-arm orthodox. Australia will expect some change in luck as they have stepped into the game with three full-time spinner in Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann.

  • 09:09 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Playing XIs –

    India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

    Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann

  • 09:03 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Australia opt to bat

    Australia skipper Pat Cummins has won the toss and opted to bat vs India in New Delhi. This is the second successive toss win for Cummins in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

  • 08:37 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: 2000th international match for Australia!

    The Delhi Test will be the 2000th international game for Australia. Can they level the series 1-1 to make the feat memorable? Well, a lot depends on how their batters counter India’s spin bowling. Not to forget that the Indian pacers have been equally good for the past few years.

  • 08:32 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: Spin test for Australia!

    In the first Test, the Indian spinners — Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel — claimed 16 of the 20 Australian wickets. The visitors lost the game by an innings and 132 runs. Coming to Delhi, Pat Cummins and Co. must be eyeing for an improved show.

  • 08:20 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second Test between India and Australia from the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Australia were hammered by India in the first Test in Nagpur, with R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja being the hosts’ top wicket-takers. Would the Delhi pitch offer an even bigger challenge to the tourists?

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