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Team India had more than one reason to be happy in the 2nd Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which kick started in Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium, on February 17 (Friday). After Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara received a guard of honor by his Indian teammates on playing his 100th Test, Indian bowlers once again carried on their dominance over the opponents.

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As Pat Cummins decided to bat first, Indian speedster Md. Shami wasted no time in pushing back the Aussies by dismissing explosive opener David Warner (15) in the 16th over. Next was R Ashwin, who had already shown nightmares to the visitors by dismissing Marnus Labuschagne (18) and Steven Smith (0) in the 23rd over.

However, Australians got a sigh of relief in the form of Usman Khwaja who has perfectly held the fort from one end and has already completed his half-century. While the contest between Australian batters and Indian off-spinners is in a full-swing, match had to be paused for a few seconds as a fan intruded the field of play, before he was grounded by the security guards.

As per videos going viral on social media, the intruder faced stern reaction from the guards and was slapped a couple of times, but soon after Md. Shami intervened in the matter and gestured to the guards to take him out without hurting him. 

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Talking about the series, Team India has already taken 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series by beating the visitors comfortably in the 1st Test match. Ravindra Jadeja-starrer side registered a win by an innings and 132 runs in the opener. 

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Apart from the dominance from Indian off-spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jajdea, the match also brought the best of the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who smashed his ninth Test century in the only innings India batted. However, Ravindra Jadeja was the biggest takeaway for the host as the all-rounder picked seven wickets, including a 5-wicket haul in 1st innings followed by brilliant knock of 70 runs. For Aussies, Todd Murphy underlined the match with his brilliant 7-wicket spell.