Australia vs India 2nd Test Perth: Australian opener Aaron Finch did not have an Adelaide Test to remember and the pressure was on him after Tim Paine won the toss in Perth and opted to bat first. Finch seemed to be having a plan, he looked to pounce on anything that was lost and it looked like the luck too was favouring him as he survived two close calls for leg before wicket of consecutive deliveries from Mohammed Shami. Shami hit him just above the knee-roll and Finch had again missed a ball coming into him. Shami looked excited, so dd India captain Virat Kohli, after asking the opinion of a couple of players the skipper decided to take the DRS. Unfortunately, from India’s point of view, replays showed that the ball was just missing the stumps and Finch had survived an early scare.
Here is the video of the incident.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test in Perth after India captain Virat Kohli called wrong. Australia have fielded an unchanged XI into the match, while India were forced into two changes following injuries to ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and hard-hitting batter Rohit Sharma. Rohit jarred his back in the field during the first Test, while Ashwin suffered a left-side abdominal strain.
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They were replaced in the line-up by spin-bowling allrounder Hanuma Vihari, who only narrowly missed selection in Adelaide, and Umesh Yadav, who is the fastest bowler in the India touring party, meaning India boast four front-line quicks and only a part-time spinner in their XI. At the time of writing the copy, t The hosts have not lost a wicket as yet and the openers have already brought up a 50-run-partnership.
Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli (c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah