India’s first innings puts Australia on the back foot once again.
India dropped only one wicket as they stormed into a dominant position of 311-1 on Sunday in the first innings of the second test against Australia in Hyderabad.
Australian captain Michael Clarke made the bold decision to declare on 294 with one wicket still in hand following a lower order batting collapse by the tourists. Clarke and number six batsman Matthew Wade mounted a middle order partnership of 145, the only highlight in an innings in which both the top and lower order collapsed under the Indian bowling attack.
“It would have been nice to get a few more runs going down the order today,” Wade is quoted as saying by Fox Sports.
That decision to send the Indian batsmen in early may haunt Clarke after such an impressive runs haul by the home team.