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ADELAIDE, Dec 18: Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin produced one of his most memorable overseas performances as Indian bowlers collectively terrorised Australia into submission, bowling them out for 191 on the second day of the opening Day/Night Test here on Friday. Courtesy Ashwin�s 18-3-55-4, India successfully managed to neutralise a sub-par first innings score of 244. Rival skipper Tim Paine (73 off 99 balls) was the only home batsman to show stomach for a fight.

With a handy first innings lead of 53 runs, India found their opener Prithvi Shaw�s defence being breached again before ending the day at 9/1 � with an overall lead of 62 runs. Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah (21-7-52-2) played the night watchman�s role after Shaw�s dismissal, giving company to Mayank Agarwal (5) when stumps were drawn. Indian magnificent bowling effort during the day could be segregated into three phases. In the early afternoon, Bumrah bowled the fuller length to make the first inroads.

Ashwin then took charge of late afternoon with his perfect length and made use of the additional bounce to blow away the middle-order.

And then under lights, Umesh Yadav (16.1-5-40-3) was brilliant with the old pink kookaburra as he bowled back of the length to get rid of the dangerous Marnus Labuschagne and Pat Cummins.

Mohammed Shami (17-4-41-0) was also immaculate with his length but he was let down by the fielders as the only glitch in their second day�s performance was a poor catching effort.

Scorecard

India 1st innings: 244 (Virat Kohli 74; Mitchell Starc 4/53, Pat Cummins 3/48).

Australia 1st innings: Matthew Wade lbw b Bumrah 8, Joe Burns lbw b Bumrah 8, Marnus Labuschagne lbw b Umesh 47, Steven Smith c Rahane b Ashwin 1, Travis Head c and b Ashwin 7, Cameron Green c Kohli b Ashwin 11, Tim Paine not out 73, Pat Cummins c Rahane b Umesh 0, Mitchell Starc run out (Prithvi Shaw/W Saha) 15, Nathan Lyon c Kohli b Ashwin 10, Josh Hazlewood c Pujara b Umesh 8. Extras: (LB-3) 3. Total: (10 wkts, 72.1 overs) 191. Fall of Wickets: 16-1, 29-2, 45-3, 65-4, 79-5, 111-6, 111-7, 139-8, 167-9, 191-10. Bowler: Umesh Yadav 16.1-5-40-3, Jasprit Bumrah 21-7-52-2, Mohammed Shami 17-4-41-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 18-3-55-4.

India 2nd Innings: Prithvi Shaw b Cummins 4, Mayank Agarwal not out 5, Jasprit Bumrah not out 0. Extras: 0. Total: (1 wkts, 6 Overs) 9. Fall of Wickets: 7-1. Bowler: Mitchell Starc 3-1-3-0, Pat Cummins 3-2-6-1. PTI

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Bowlers put India in control

ADELAIDE, Dec 18: Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin produced one of his most memorable overseas performances as Indian bowlers collectively terrorised Australia into submission, bowling them out for 191 on the second day of the opening Day/Night Test here on Friday. Courtesy Ashwin�s 18-3-55-4, India successfully managed to neutralise a sub-par first innings score of 244. Rival skipper Tim Paine (73 off 99 balls) was the only home batsman to show stomach for a fight.

With a handy first innings lead of 53 runs, India found their opener Prithvi Shaw�s defence being breached again before ending the day at 9/1 � with an overall lead of 62 runs. Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah (21-7-52-2) played the night watchman�s role after Shaw�s dismissal, giving company to Mayank Agarwal (5) when stumps were drawn. Indian magnificent bowling effort during the day could be segregated into three phases. In the early afternoon, Bumrah bowled the fuller length to make the first inroads.

Ashwin then took charge of late afternoon with his perfect length and made use of the additional bounce to blow away the middle-order.

And then under lights, Umesh Yadav (16.1-5-40-3) was brilliant with the old pink kookaburra as he bowled back of the length to get rid of the dangerous Marnus Labuschagne and Pat Cummins.

Mohammed Shami (17-4-41-0) was also immaculate with his length but he was let down by the fielders as the only glitch in their second day�s performance was a poor catching effort.

Scorecard

India 1st innings: 244 (Virat Kohli 74; Mitchell Starc 4/53, Pat Cummins 3/48).

Australia 1st innings: Matthew Wade lbw b Bumrah 8, Joe Burns lbw b Bumrah 8, Marnus Labuschagne lbw b Umesh 47, Steven Smith c Rahane b Ashwin 1, Travis Head c and b Ashwin 7, Cameron Green c Kohli b Ashwin 11, Tim Paine not out 73, Pat Cummins c Rahane b Umesh 0, Mitchell Starc run out (Prithvi Shaw/W Saha) 15, Nathan Lyon c Kohli b Ashwin 10, Josh Hazlewood c Pujara b Umesh 8. Extras: (LB-3) 3. Total: (10 wkts, 72.1 overs) 191. Fall of Wickets: 16-1, 29-2, 45-3, 65-4, 79-5, 111-6, 111-7, 139-8, 167-9, 191-10. Bowler: Umesh Yadav 16.1-5-40-3, Jasprit Bumrah 21-7-52-2, Mohammed Shami 17-4-41-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 18-3-55-4.

India 2nd Innings: Prithvi Shaw b Cummins 4, Mayank Agarwal not out 5, Jasprit Bumrah not out 0. Extras: 0. Total: (1 wkts, 6 Overs) 9. Fall of Wickets: 7-1. Bowler: Mitchell Starc 3-1-3-0, Pat Cummins 3-2-6-1. PTI

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