October 9, 2010

2nd test match: India vs Australia

The first test cricket match between India and Australia was played at Mohali where India won the match by 1 wicket. It was an very close match, where India was struggling after loosing 8 wickets at early stage itself. Later a big partnership between VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma helped the team to get very close. Even then, Australians managed to take Sharma's wicket but failed to remove Pragyan Ojha. Some how Indians managed to win the match. Now India is leading the series by 1-0.

Second test match started today at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Australia won the toss and they elected to bat first.

Shane Watson and Simon Katich opened the batting innings for the Australia. As usual they both started off well and put up a very good partnership of 99 runs. After the breakage of the first wicket, Indians were back on track thereby picking up another 2 wickets quickly. Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey showed some resistance and help the Australian team. On day one, Australia ended up scoring 285 runs with the loss of 5 wickets. Ricky Ponting was the highest run getter of the day who scored 77 runs from 147 deliveries that included 12 fours with no six. Harbhajan Singh took 2 wickets. Marcus North is still on the crease with 43 being scored and Tim Paine with 8 runs.

These were the updates on the day one of the second test match that is being played between India and Australia. See you all tomorrow with the updates on day 2.

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