India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: Captain Virat Kohli led India's fightback on an engrossing day two on Saturday, blunting Australia's bowling attack to leave the second test hanging in the balance.
Opener Marcus Harris top-scored with 70, with Travis Head adding 58 and Aaron Finch contributing 50, with the latter´s 112-run partnership with Harris at the top of the order providing an excellent foundation for the home side. The Australia-India live streaming will take place on sonyliv.com.
Recalled spin-bowling all-rounder Hanuma Vihari and quick Ishant Sharma claimed two wickets apiece to get the tourists back into the contest after the Australians had won the toss and batted through the first session without losing a wicket.
Finch lived dangerously at times and narrowly survived successive lbw appeals early in his innings, one of which cost India a DRS review, to notch his second Test half-century.
Harris had been there for 141 balls, but his dismissal meant Australia had lost three wickets for just 22 runs and surrendered their early advantage. The Indian bowlers adjusted well to take six wickets.
Kohli's line-up is aiming to become the first from India to win a test series in Australia.
The ball bounced just in front of Shaun Marsh at first slip, with Paine choosing not to go for the catch.
Khawaja believed there was enough spice in the wicket for the bowlers to exploit in the morning session on Day 3 at the Perth Stadium.
"I think when you see the ball seaming off good parts of the wicket, dramatically at times, you need to tighten up but also cash in at other times", said Finch. South Africa hosted the inaugural four-day fixture against Zimbabwe last year after ICC's clearance, England are set to play Ireland in one before the Ashes next year, and now Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts has said that it's important to keep an open mind towards four-day fixtures because Test cricket hasn't been played over five days forever.
"Give credit to Starc for the way he's bowled to him, but I think Prithvi Shaw comes straight back in". "If we get them out below 320 then we are right back in the game".