India v Australia: fourth Test, day two – live!

Adam Collins
India will be hoping for a big reply to Australia’s first innings total of 300 when play resumes on day two of the fourth Test in Dharamsala, India. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

4.29am BST

Welcome to day two from Dharamsala!

You couldn’t dream up a more stunning morning than the one we have here today at HPCA Stadium. The views up to Dhauladhar Range aren’t impeded by a single cloud.

But inner harmony will only be possible for Steve Smith today if his bowlers can take ten Indian wickets. It’s that simple if the Australians are to retain parity going into the second innings of this decider.

The track looks a real treat from 80 metres away, but Matt Wade was keen to point out last night in his media conference that this pitch will misbehave sooner rather than later off some slight cracking.

Looking forward to your company through the morning session to see if Cummins, Hazlewood and co can leave a proper dent before the locals get busy. Email or twitter, you know the drill. Peace be with you.

4.14am GMT

Adam will be here shortly. In the meantime, get a recap on day one of the fourth Test here:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/25/india-australia-gavaskar-cricket-fourth-test

Updated at 4.03am BST

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