It was enough for Mitch Starc to lose his wicket for 15. He played a loose shot as rain began to tumble and paid the price. He came out with an intent to attack and it didn’t work. Australia’s two remaining tailenders Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyons need to put a higher price on their wicket when the rain clears.
Starc played a loose shot to Jasprit Bumrah, flashing outside off stump and was caught behind. And they’re off again for rain. Starc will be kicking himself.
Ok, so Mitch Starc is going to play shots. He is better when he plays that way. Lights are on at the Adelaide Oval and Travis Head has his surname down as he tries to re-establish himself at the crease. He has made four runs with two genuine edges this morning.
Ishant Sharma bowled the first over for India. Operating around the wicket to the left-handed Starc. Sure the coach said to Mitch: ‘You have one job. Hang around.’ He has done better than that, taking three off the first over.
First ball moments away. Settle in. Mitch Starc on strike.
So day three will begin at 11:15am Adelaide time barring rain. Crucial first hour ahead so stay tuned to see it all unfold. Third day is the day to make your move.
A decision on when play will start is likely after the umpires assess conditions. Outfield still wet but covers are off. Meanwhile Baum on Finch and that duck.
No better way to do that than read Malcolm Knox’s assessment of where the game sits after two days. Read here.
Welcome to day 3 of the first test with Australia set to resume on 7/191 with Travis Head on 61 and aiming for his first Test century and Mitch Starc on 8. India made 250 in their first innings.