IND Vs AUS 2nd Test Day 1 : Baggy greens line-up with only 1 Pacer at Arun Jaitley Stadium

IND Vs AUS 2nd Test Day 1 : Baggy greens line-up with only 1 Pacer at Arun Jaitley Stadium

The second test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy has begun and Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first on yet another turning surface at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. India are heading into this game with momentum by their side and they must look to take the lead by 2-0 at the capital city.

This epic rivalry is unmatched and the second test will produce a lot of fighting from the Aussies who lost the Nagpur test by an Innings and 132 runs. Marnus Labuschagne was the highest scorer for the visitors with his 49 off 123 balls before Ravindra Jadeja tempted him and KS Bharat did not miss the stumping.

But Australia for the first time in a lot of years have lined-up with only Pacer in their team. Captain Pat Cummins is the only seamer who is playing at this turning surface in Delhi and the Kangaroos have also handed debut to Matthew Kuhnemann, another spinner who was drafted into the team.

Meanwhile, the Aussies decision to bat first saw them lose early wickets as Warner, Labuschagne and Steve Smith are already in dressing room but Usman Khawaja has reached his half-century and the batter is batting bravely in front of India’s pacers and spinners.

Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are testing their opposing batters and as the game goes on and the ball gets older. The pitch at Arun Jaitley Stadium tends to get spin friendly and slows down by the later stages of the game and if we go by history, India are yet lose a Test match at Feroz shah Kotla since 1987.