India vs Australia Test match 2 Report
2nd Test India vs Australia
Sat Mar 4 - Wed Mar 8, 2017
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Time : 09:30 local (04:00 GMT)
R Ashwin India

Day 4 : Ashwin's 6 for 41 out-played Australia to finished on 112 and helps India to defend 189 on a turning track, India level 4 match series 1-1

India resumed 2nd inning with 213/4 in 4th day morning and all adding more 61 runs at lunch time. India all out scoring 274 runs with Pujara's 92 and Rahane's 52 runs on 4th day. Australian fast bowlers stikes with new ball and JR Hazlewood's 6 wickets and MA Srarc's 2 wickets break India's hope to put 250 plus runs target for Australia. Australia after cutting 1st innings lead required 188 runs to win the match.

Following small target of 188 runs to win, Australia surrender against R Ashwin's turning bowling and all out scoring just 112 runs in 35.4 overs and lost the possible winning match by huge margins of 75 runs. R Ashwin picked up 6 wickets for 41 runs. UT Yadav also gave important break through with 2 big wickets. I Sharma and RA Jada took 1 wickets each. By winning this match, India level 4 match series by 1-1. KL Rahul declared man of the match for his 90 and 51 runs in match.

Score : India 189 and 274
Australia 276 & 112

Day 3 : Jadeja's 6 wkts and Rahul, Pujara's 50s put India in fighting position as lead by 126 runs with 6 wickets remaining in 2nd inning

India fight back well on 3rd day as managed to all out Australia on 276 runs in the morning. RA Jadeja took 6 wickets of Australia inning with excellent bowling today. India started 2nd inning with 87 runs debt but KL Rahul's 51 runs and Pujara and AM Rahane's sensible batting managed to score 213 runs having lost 4 wickets as stumps and put India into fighting position as lead by 126 runs with 6 wickets remaining. CA Pujara and AM Rahane are in middle scoring 79 and 40 runs to bat on 4th day morning. India would like to score more 150 or more runs to put fighting score for Australia to achieved.

Score : India 189 and 213/4
Australia 276

Day 2 : S Marsh 66 and Renshaw with 60 runs led Aus to produce 48 runs lead in 1st inning with 237/6 at stumps

Starting with 40/0 of previous day score, Australia managed to score 237/6 at stumps dat 2. Shaun Marsh and MT Renshaw played slow but useful innings forAaustralia and contributed well 66 and 60 runs before left the field. RA Jadeja picked uip 3 wickets for India. Australia lead by 48 runs with 4 wickets remaining in the 1st innings.

Score : India 189
Australia 237/6 (106.0 ov)

Day 1 : Nathan Lyon's eight-for forced India to finish on 189 in 1st inning at Banglalore test 1st day

After losing 1st test with poor batting at Kanpur, India decided to play with six specialiest betsmen and four bowlers in 2nd test at Bangalore. India won the toss in the marning and opted to bat first. The decision went in favor of Australia ande once again Indian batsmen struggled to stood in middle against visitor's spin attack. KL Rahul played good cricket and contributed 90 runs for India. Other batsmen could not understand Nathan Lyon's turning balls well and kept losing wickets in regular interwals. Lyon picked up 8 wickets and forced India to finish on 189 runs in 1st inning in 71.2 overs. Australia made slow but steady start and made 40 runs without losing any wicket.

Score : India 189
Australia 40/0 (16.0 ov)

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