(Photo) Southee fifer balances the scale after Iyer ton

Shreyas Iyer scripted history becoming the 16th Indian to score a Test ton on debut, but India lost far too many wickets in the opening session on day two to enter Lunch at 339/8. Tim Southee brought his expertise to the fore and crafted his way to a five-wicket haul, putting a kibosh on India’s progress as the hosts could just manage 81 runs at the cost of four wickets. That Southee could eke out his 13th fifer in Tests on a pitch that isn’t exactly conducive to fast bowling is a testament to his skill and smarts. However, the job is not done yet as R Ashwin is looking good on 38*.

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