Australia’s batting woes return as India’s spinners cause damage

Australia's batting woes return as India's spinners cause damage

Kuldeep dismissed Head caught and bowled shortly before tea, his second victim of a day when he ended up with 3-71.

Paine became the spinner’s third victim when a peach of a delivery clean bowled the Australia captain through his gaping gate for five.

The 24-year-old’s best delivery, though, was probably the “wrongun” that deceived Usman Khawaja into miscuing a slog in the first session and sent Australia’s top batsman packing for 27.

” …I knew he was going to come at me so I was very lucky that wrong one landed perfectly,” Kuldeep said. “I was very happy.”

The surface that India’s batsmen had feasted on for two days was still offering little for the bowlers and the hosts will be cursing themselves for some soft dismissals after a 72-run opening stand.

“I got a start, a few of us got a start but none of us went on to make a big score, so it’s pretty simple to work out what went wrong,” Harris added.

“We’re a young group and we’re trying to work it out and we’re playing against the number one side in the world, so it’s not an easy thing to do.

“We’ve definitely had opportunities to make hundreds in the series, it’s been execution or a few other funny ways that people have got out, so that’s it really.”

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