Australia v India: Ravichandran Ashwin stars as tourists open up lead

India took the upper hand as 15 wickets fell on day two of a fast-moving first Test against Australia in Adelaide.

The superb tourists bowled Australia out for 191 but lost opener Prithvi Shaw in reaching 9-1, a lead of 62.

Australia captain Tim Paine made an unbeaten 73, while Ravichandran Ashwin took 4-55 and Umesh Yadav 3-40.

Earlier, India slipped from 233-6 overnight to 244 all out inside the first 19 balls of the day as Mitchell Starc finished with 4-53.

Pat Cummins claimed 3-48 and also bowled Shaw through the gate in the six overs possible before the close in India’s second innings.

It could have been better for India, but they dropped Paine on 26 and twice reprieved Marnus Labuschagne, who made 47, in a sloppy fielding display.

Although Australia, superbly marshalled by Paine, added 80 for the final three wickets, India remain favourites to win this day-night encounter and take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series. BBC

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