Josh Hazlewood takes five wickets on debut as India loses six wickets for 97

18 Dec, 2014 01:35 PM
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It was a tale of two quicks on the second morning of the Brisbane Test as India was bowled out for 408 at the Gabba.

Josh Hazlewood collected five wickets on debut but the nightmare continued for the other towering Australian fast bowler, Mitchell Starc.

The touring side resumed at 4-311 and lost its last six wickets for 97.

Hazlewood produced the ball of the Test so far to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane for 81 in the third over of the day. The ball shaped away slightly to kiss the edge of Rahane's bat on its way through to Brad Haddin.

The steepling NSW quick also claimed the dangerous lower order pair of MS Dhoni and Ravi Ashwin to become the first Australian bowler to claim five wickets on debut since James Pattinson ran through New Zealand at the same ground in 2011.

Steve Smith scooped a brilliant catch in the slips to remove Rohit Sharma off the bowling of Shane Watson, before Dhoni and Ashwin hinted at what might have been if they had been part of India's run chase in Adelaide.

Dhoni in particular climbed into the bowling of Starc, whose three overs for the morning leaked 27 runs. The day after Shane Warne criticised his "soft" body language, Starc was down on pace and seemingly confidence, too. The left-armer, who was struggling with back and rib pain, finished with 0-83 from 17 overs.

Brad Haddin took six catches for the innings, equalling the Australian record held by Wally Grout, Rod Marsh and Ian Healy.

Marnus Labuschagne, a South African-born batsman who made his Sheffield Shield debut for Queensland this season, added his name to list of players who have made memorable sub-fielding cameos, lunging forward to take a one-handed catch to dismiss tailender Varun Aaron just before lunch off the bowling of Nathan Lyon. CAN'T. STOP. WATCHING. Scorecard: http://t.co/NaGNJAi0VK #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/2vwMYfFIdZ — cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 18, 2014

The off spinner finished off the innings when he had Umesh Yadav caught in the deep.

SMH

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