Australia v India: first Test, day two – live!

  • Updates from the second day of play in Adelaide
  • Any thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam

Boy, it is humid out. A sweat-through-your-shirt-in-ten-minutes kinda morning. But the good news is that the cool change, so says local Andrew Faulkner (who I’m inclined to believe on all matters South Australia) is not due until tonight.

31C and humid at 9am but we’re told the change won’t be here til tonight. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/HFgPD09x5v

Opening the batting on the email is Amod Paranjape. “Good Morning.” And to you. “With Finch having played Jasprit Bumrah in the IPL do you think the Aussies would be more prepared than most teams to face him? Most Teams struggle the first time that they face him. And while you guys may go on and on about Ashwin, he is not impressive overseas. Bowls the nonsensical (for an off spinner) middle and leg line.”

It can’t hurt because Bumrah, as you say, must be very hard to pick up with that unorthodox approach and delivery stride. I can’t wait to see what pace he hits with the new ball today. He bowled some gorgeous spells in England, even if his figures rarely showed it.

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