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*.
🇮🇳🏏 LUNCH BREAK! India lost 4 wickets in this session but, Ashwin continues to keep the scoreboard ticking along with Umesh Yadav.
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) November 26, 2021