1st Test, Day 2: India vs Australia
Sachin Tendulkar anchored himself in and became a thorn in Australia's flesh. The legendary batsman scored 71* on Day 2 to resist the visitors as India ended the day on 182/3, 198 runs behind.
Sachin Tendulkar anchored himself in and became a thorn in Australia's flesh. The legendary batsman scored 71* on Day 2 to resist the visitors as India ended the day on 182/3, 198 runs behind. (BCCI image)
The day began with the Australians coming out to bat with three wickets in hand.
Michael Clarke built on his overnight score of 103 to keep the bowlers at bay.
His innings finally came to an end courtesy a mis-timed lofted shot. (BCCI image)
Harbhajan Singh got into the act and took his first of the innings when he removed Clarke's partner- Peter Siddle. (BCCI image)
R Ashwin got the final wicket to claim finish with seven wickets from the innings - his best figures in international Test cricket.
Australia folded on 380. (BCCI image)
India's reply with the bat was disastrous. James Pattinson struck twice inside five overs to reveal signs of what raw pace can do. (BCCI image)
Vijay (unseen) became Pattinson's first victim and scored just 10 before leaving shattered stumps in his wake. (BCCI image)
Sehwag followed Vijay back and had only two runs to show for his efforts. This despite wearing spectacles which have now been a major talking point among his fans. (BCCI image)
Sachin Tendulkar arrived and showed gritty resilience. (BCCI image)
Cheteshwar Pujara gave Tendulkar solid support and scored 44 runs. (BCCI image)
The two put on 93 for the third wicket and denied Australia further success in the second session of play. (BCCI image)
Kohli replaced Pujara and struck a fifty for himself as he looked to provide Tendulkar support and pile the misery on Australia, going forward. (BCCI image)