Australia v India first Test snapshot

Steve Larkin
Shaun Marsh has failed to reach double figures in 42 per cent of his Test innings for Australia

AUSTRALIA V INDIA FIRST TEST SNAPSHOT:

STATE OF PLAY: Australia 7-191 in reply to India's 250 all out at stumps on day two at Adelaide Oval.

MAN OF THE DAY: Local lad Travis Head. He'd dreamt most of his life of batting in a home Test match in Adelaide. And when the day came, he seized it with a rearguard unbeaten 61 which keeps the Test match in the balance.

KEY MOMENT: India's Ravichandran Ashwin shreds Australia's middle order with three consecutive wickets as the hosts plunge from 1-45 to 4-87. Ashwin spun out a trio of lefthanders - Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja - to seize momentum for the visitors. He finished the day with 3-50 from 33 probing overs.

STAT OF THE DAY: 42. The percentage of Shaun Marsh's Test innings in which he has been dismissed for single figures. Marsh fell for two on Friday, failing to reach double-figures for the 26th time in his 62 Test knocks.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "We're probably just behind where we want to be ... they bowled pretty well and it was tough to score." Australian batsman Marcus Harris, who made 26 in his debut Test innings.