India vs Australia Live Score 2nd Test Match 2013, Ind vs Aus
Australia's luck with the coin continued for the second straight game as the visitors won the toss once again and just like in Chennai, opted to make first use of a fresh pitch in Hyderabad.
India unsurprisingly opted to name an unchanged side for this game with the unfortunate Pragyan Ojha sitting out once again, this time sadly on home turf. Australia meanwhile made two changes to their side with fast bowler Mitchell Starc making way for batting allrounder Glenn Maxwell, and Nathan Lyon surprisingly axed from the squad to give Xavier Doherty a chance to impress. Doherty's inclusion was expected, but Lyon being dropped was not.
India made the perfect start to the game with Bhuvneshwar Kumar striking twice in as many overs to reduce Australia to 15-2 in just the 5th over. Kumar, who had been sparingly used in Chennai, justified his selection, striking in his second over to dismiss the dangerous David Warner for 6. The dashing Australian opener dragged a beauty from Kumar back onto his stumps. In his very next over Kumar struck again, trapping the other opener Ed Cowan leg before for 4. The ball kept a tad low, but Cowan was a tad unfortunate to be given out, with the ball having pitched marginally outside leg stump.
Australia: E Cowan, D Warner, P Hughes, S Watson, M Clarke, M Wade, G Maxwell, M Henriques, P Siddle, J Pattinson, X Doherty.
India: V Sehwag, M Vijay, C Pujara, S Tendulkar, V Kohli, MS Dhoni (c & wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, H Singh, B Kumar, I Sharma.