|Steve O Keefe Celebrating Rahane's Wkt|
On day 2 of the first Test, India played the worst they could. If you missed out to watch, here’s as it happened. Things didn’t go well for India; batsmen threw wickets playing irresponsible shots; catches were dropped; and Kohli wasted his review chances time and time again. Rare, in fact for the first time this home season, India let go of thinking they won’t fall. But, in the end it came out to be just their delusion. A sense of overconfidence was apparently visible in the Indian batting line-up as most batsmen lost their wickets playing poor lofty shots on good deliveries. And the dark horse, O’Keefe made the most India’s consistent slip-ups. He was in no mood to cover up for India’s mistakes. He did what he was called up in the team for.
|Mitchell Starc out Virat Kohli on 0|
Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood dent India’s top-order. The two lead pacers teamed up to get rid of Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli. Vijay (10) went down market and Pujara scored just 6. Kohli couldn’t even get off to the mark losing his wickets on the very second delivery he faced. Starc and Hazelwood shared three wickets between them.
|Steve O Keefe Pick up 6 Wkts in Ind Vs Aus Pune Test|
It’s no overstatement to call it O’Keefe’s day. Yes, it is! The left-arm spinner scripted India’s downfall even more brutally than how Umesh Yadav did the day before with four wickets. In the 33rd over of the innings, O’Keefe broke India’s back taking three crucial wickets, which includes well-set Lokesh Rahul (64), Ajinkya Rahane (13), and Wriddhiman Saha (0). Thereafter, no other batsmen could dare to withstand O’Keefe’s magical spell. Bagging quick wickets in succession, Steve O’Keefe took as many as 4 overs thereupon to bundle out the tail. Jayant Yadav, who scored a ton against England bating at no. 9 and received a lot of plaudits in return, could add just 2 runs to the Indian total. Up next was Ravindra Jadeja to get dismissed at 4. He lost his wicket in a bid to loft it for a six. O’Keefe’s six-fer was enough to nip out India for just 105.
|Ravichandran Ashwin got 3 wkts in 2nd Innings of Ind Vs Aus test|
David Warner came bat to bat with a clear plan to counter the bowlers as the visitors had a massive 155-run lead. To the start of the innings, he hit two smashing boundaries to Ashwin in the very first over. But, Ashwin sent him back to pavilion at just 10 on the last delivery of the same over. Ashwin hurried up to dismiss three of Australia’s top-order batsmen, including Warner, Marsh and Handscomb. With hosts were struggling 61 for 3, Smith then composed a much-needed unbeaten fifty, thus ending the day at 143 for 4. As the visitors are leading 298 runs with 6 wickets in hands at present, making a comeback would be a rather herculean task for India from here on.