The 2nd Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy will be played at Capital Delhi starting on the 17th of February. Australia will be looking to bounce back after a shameful defeat in the first test at Nagpur. Here is Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi Pitch Report for IND vs AUS Test match & Records.
India rattled past the Aussie batters in the first test as they also handed them an inning defeat and 132 runs margin. Jadeja took a fifer in the first innings and his partner Ashwin bagged a fifer in the second.
Australia batters were looking clueless against spin at the Vidharaba Stadium. In the first innings, they were piled up on 177 runs only Smith and Labuschagne were able to reach over the 30-run mark. Australia displayed a poor batting show in the second innings as they were on their knees just inside 32 overs.
Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi Pitch Report for IND vs AUS Test match
The 2nd test might be similar one like the first one as the Delhi Pitch Report suggests. Like always it will be a spin-friendly wicket with some help for the seamers in the beginning. Batting will become difficult as the game goes on.
There is a high chance that this game will also end within 4 days as Delhi has a history of producing rank turners. It is the same ground where legendary Indian spinner Anil Kumble picked up 10 wickets in an inning.
The toss winner would like to bat first on this wicket considering the cracks in mind. No team would want to bat last on this pitch.
Test Stats at the Arun Jaitely Stadium
Total matches: 36
Matches won batting first: 6
Matches won bowling first: 13
1st Inns average scores: 342
2nd Inns average scores: 316
3rd Inns average scores: 237
4th average Inns scores: 165
Highest total recorded: 644/8 (214 Ov) by WI vs IND
Lowest total recorded: 75/10 (30.5 Ov) by IND vs WI
India dethroned Australia to become the No.1 Test side in the world
The men blue are the new number 1 in test cricket after a victory over Australia in the first test. Now India has become the world’s number 1 side in all formats of the game. The men in blue now have 116 rating points and Australia the second spot has 111.
Now the only goal of Rohit’s men is to secure a place in WTC final 2023 taking place on the 7th of June at the Oval. India will qualify for the showpiece event with the victory over Australia in the ongoing test series.