Day 1: Australia 235 all out, India 28/1

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

India were 28/1 at stumps on the first day of the second Test against Australia after bowling out the visitors for 235.

Day 1: Australia 235 all out, India 28/1

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India lost their first wicket on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Chennai after bowling out the visitors for 235. Shane Warne took the prize wicket of Yuvraj Singh (8) caught by Adam Gilchrist behind the wickets. At stumps, India were 28 for 1 with Virender Sehwag (20) and Irfan Pathan at the crease. Kumble strikes Earlier, veteran leg spinner Anil Kumble picked up seven wickets to pull India back into the game after the Aussies were going steady at 189 for two. Kumble first struck just before tea to remove middle order batsman Damien Martyn, caught by Mohammad Kaif for 26. He sent back new man Darren Lehmann back to the pavilion for a duck just after play resumed. Soon after, he trapped last Test's centurion Michael Clarke leg before wicket for five to put a lid on Aussie run flow. The leggie then dismissed stand-in skipper Adam Gilchrist for three and followed it up with the wicket of Shane Warne to leave the Aussies tottering at 216 for seven. Australia lost their eighth wicket in the 70th over when Jason Gillespie was caught by Kaif off Kumble for five. Three balls later Michael Kasprowicz was caught by V V S Laxman off Kumble for four. Kumble took seven wickets for 48 runs. The visitors' first innings folded at 235 in 71.3 overs when Glen McGrath was run out for 2. Simon Katich was not out on 36. Bhajji strikes twice Before this, Harbhajan Singh struck twice in the 34th over to give India the vital breakthroughs in the post-lunch session. After struggling to keep the Aussie openers in check during the first session, Harbhajan got rid of both Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer within three balls. While Hayden was caught by Yuvraj Singh for 58, Dravid lapped up Langer at first slip for 71. Kaif included Australia have retained the same side that beat India in the first Test in Bangalore, while India have brought in Mohammad Kaif in place of opener Akash Chopra. This will be Mohammad Kaif's first Test appearance since 2001. Yuvraj Singh will open the innings for India with Virender Sehwag. Skipper Sourav Ganguly said ahead of the match, "To win Test matches we just have to bat better and put on at least 350 to 400 runs on the board." Teams India:Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif, Parthiv Patel, Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan. Australia:Adam Gilchrist (Captain), Justin Langer, Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Damien Martyn, Darren Lehmann, Michael Clarke, Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie, Michael Kasprowicz and Glenn McGrath. (With PTI inputs)

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