Warner, facing Thakur, falls into the trap and is caught by Srikar Bharat! It’s a disappointing moment for Warner after battling through the opening spell and showing promise for a bigger innings. Unfortunately, he succumbs to an innocuous delivery—a short ball angling down the leg side.
Warner attempts to guide it towards long leg without much power, but ends up edging it. Srikar Bharat swiftly moves to his left and completes the catch. Australia loses Warner right before the lunch break, adding to their woes.
Despite scoring 73 runs and taking 2 wickets in the session, it is Australia who will be relatively more satisfied as they head into the break. Batting first in overcast conditions, they faced an early setback with Khawaja falling victim to a delivery that moved away with the angle, enticing him into playing a shot.
Siraj showcased his impressive skills, well supported by Shami, as they relentlessly sought further breakthroughs. Warner and Labuschagne successfully negotiated the new ball, and Yadav’s second over, unfortunately, released the pressure as he delivered substandard deliveries, allowing Warner to find his rhythm.
Meanwhile, Labuschagne survived a couple of confident LBW appeals, demonstrating his resilience under pressure. However, just before lunch, against the flow of the game, India managed to dismiss Warner for an attractive 43. Nevertheless, India faces a considerable challenge ahead and plenty of work awaits them.