Already with his tail up after dismissing debutant opener Marcus Harris (26) in the morning session, the Chennai lad started the second session by packing home Shaun Marsh (2) in the very first over after lunch.
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said his gritty hundred in the opening Test against Australia ranks among the top five of his 16 centuries in the longest format.
"There's areas we can get better at, but I'm definitely not getting caught up in this "we're too slow, we're not attacking enough" business". I try to ask questions to players who have played here before, or wherever they have played. If they want to, they can do whatever they want. The wicket doesn't let you play like that.
Khawaja was Ashwin's 179th left-handed victim, as the Indian became only the second after Sri Lankan maestro Muttiah Muralitharan (191) to claim more southpaws in Test cricket. "We're still fighting, still in the contest".
Jasprit Bumrah was the most successful among the Indian seamers as he picked up three wickets in the first innings.
Justin Langer believes if the Australia players were to react in the same manner Virat Kohli celebrated the wicket of Aaron Finch they would be considered "the worst blokes in the world". The former cricketer mentioned that had one of Australia's players done so, then it would've been a shambolic act.
"I've faced Nathan Lyon a lot and he's pretty good". Ashwin also bowled 9 maiden overs during the second day's play.
"There's probably going to be a little bit of turn there going on in the game for the third and fourth innings, so Nathan will come into it like he did in the first innings. It wasn't easy but hopefully we can keep finding a way". "We have done really well in a year ago or so as a bowling unit and today was another flawless test cricket day for us".
"It's not easy to score on". The Indian captain received a hostile reception from the Adelaide Oval crowd on his way to the crease and he was watchful against probing Australian bowling. The last couple of years have been tough with the pink ball wicket and it's similar now with a lot more grass on it.
"We have to be patient with them". I think we really bottled them up under pressure and got the wickets.
"You're always looking to score, every one of them is looking to score, but they bowled really well, Ashwin bowled well, we've got to find different ways of playing him, that'll come".