India vs Australia 2013 1st Test Match Day 2 Live Cricket Score
R Ashwin bagged a career-best 7 for 103 as Australia were bowled out for 380 in an extended morning session on day two, but not before Australia had added another 64 runs to the overnight total.
The wickets of Michael Clarke (130) and Peter Siddle (19) late in the morning session gave India some room to breathe, but were kept in the field longer than they would have expected following some dogged resistance from Australia's tail.
Clarke resumed on 103 with Peter Siddle on 1, and the pair extended their overnight alliance to 54 before the Australia captain chipped to long-off half an hour before lunch. The first hour went Australia's way as 32 runs were added by Clarke and Siddle. There were just two boundaries in that period - one each to the two batsmen - but the pair ran well between the wickets and was alert to singles. They ran 14 singles and five twos in the first hour, and apart from an edge off Siddle that didn't carry to slip, there was little that went India's way.
On Friday, Clarke had set a template for his team's batsmen on how to play spin and Siddle followed suit commendably. He played with a straight bat and used his crease well, displaying a temperament and technique that some of his top-order team-mates lacked yesterday.
Having surpassed Don Bradman on Friday, Clarke went past Greg Chappell in the all-time list of Australian Test run-scorers. Ravindra Jadeja produced a chance in the 116th over but Cheteshwar Pujara at silly point grassed the thick edge; it was Clarke's second life and he was on 128 at the time. The drop did not cost much eventually, as Clarke danced out to Jadeja soon after and picked out long-off for 130. His was the highest score by an Australia captain in India, surpassing Ricky Ponting's 123 in Bangalore in 2008.
Moments later Virender Sehwag managed to hold a catch at slip to give Harbhajan Singh a wicket in his 100th Test, sending back Siddle for an obdurate 19. The 94 deliveries that Siddle faced were more than Ed Cowan, Shane Watson and Matthew Wade had managed. Harbhajan was denied the wicket of James Pattinson by Kumar Dharmasena, who turned down the simplest of lbw appeals; on Friday Dharmasena - the ICC Umpire of the Year - had failed to spot a thick edge when Clarke was on 39.
Play was extended by 30 minutes following the fall of the ninth wicket at 364, and it took 17 minutes before Ashwin got his seventh wicket. Looking to sweep the offspinner, Lyon was smartly taken one-handed by Virat Kohli at backward short leg. Pattinson was left on 15 from 47 balls, the last wicket having yielded 16 runs in 12 overs.