Australian batsmen did what everyone was expected. Mitchell Marsh and Mathew Wade tried to play out the new ball in the first session. They kept their wickets intact against fast bowlers Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Amarjeet Singh and Ashoke Dinda. They playued with caution early on in the first session.
After a while, Marsh and Wade started to hit boundaries and put the pressure back on Indian bowlers. The pitch conditions does not seem to help the spin bowlers as the Aussie batsmen started scoring at a brisk rate when Shahbaz Nadeem and Shreyas Iyer came into bowl. Later, Akhil Herwadkar came to bowl, he too got targeted by Wade. But, Herwadkar had the last laugh as he got the wicket of Wade who tried to take the aerial route.
Ashoke Dinda remained wicketless in Day 2’s first session as well. He has not been able to impress. Instead, bowled several no-balls. Pandya too bowled well in the first session but could not convert it into a wicket-taking delivery.
On Day 1, youngster Navdeep Amarjeet Saini impressed many with his skills. Saini picked up the wicket of Australia’s fiery opener David Warner and that too of a bouncer. The ball took a top edge and went into the hands of wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan. He came up with a plan to get rid of opener Matthew Henshaw as well. He came round the wicket to the left-hander and succeeded in getting an edge post his bat, into the hands of Kishan.
Australia 436 for 4 (Steven Smith 107, Shaun Marsh 104; Navdeep Amarjeet Saini 2 for 42, Akhil Herwadkar 1 for 56) lead India A by 436 runs.