Welcome to information.com.au’s stay protection of the third day of the second Take a look at between India and Australia.
The Aussies enter the day with an enormous benefit because of a masterstroke transfer on the prime of the batting order.
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Travis Head put the Indian bowling assault to the sword within the ultimate hour of play on the second day as he went at nearly run a ball to complete the day not out on 39.
The vacationers nevertheless shall be kicking themselves after failing to take benefit after having India in deep trouble at 7/139.
However a masterful partnership introduced the locals again into the competition and left them behind by solely a single run on the finish of the primary innings.
Head and Marnus Labuschagne will begin the day on the crease because the Aussies look to construct an unassailable lead.
Don’t miss any of the motion proper right here.
2pm – Travis Head exposes selectors’ foolish mistake
The choice to axe Travis Head from the opening Take a look at left cricket followers in utter disbelief and Australia’s horror exhibiting solely additional highlighted the choice.
Head was introduced again into the crew for the second Take a look at and after a lacklustre opening innings, he was thrust up the order within the second innings within the wake of David Warner being pulled out of the competition by way of concussion.
The transfer to raise Head to opening has confirmed to be a masterstroke with the star exhibiting why he ought to have been within the crew from the outset.
It’s additionally given the Aussies a possible saviour with Warner’s streak of struggles ongoing and now with the harm hanging overhead.
Forbes cricket journalist Tristan Lavalette believes Head’s innings may very well be a “potential profession defining” one.
“Travis Head ought to have changed Warner for this Take a look at,” Lavalette wrote on Twitter.
“It occurred ultimately anyway and he’s performed a gem of a knock thus far ready suited to him in India.
“Potential profession defining innings for him tomorrow.”
Nathan Lyon feasted on the Indian batting line-up on day two and spoke about his relationship with Head after claiming 5/67.
“I did attain out to him, I did see if he was okay … what I like about him, he at all times appears on the positives, he at all times desires to do the fitting position for the crew,” he stated.
“I’m actually completely satisfied to see him on the market competing the way in which he’s in the meanwhile, I believed he was completely distinctive.”