Riding on Matt Renshaw's gritty knock of 60 and Shaun Marsh's brave innings of 66, Australia ended Day 2 with 48-run lead over India. Indian bowlers fought hard on a tough pitch and the two wickets at the stroke of tea had put Australia on back foot but Matthew Wade and Shaun Marsh stitched a 57-run stand to bring visitors back on track.Catch the live action of India vs Australia, Day 3 here (SCORECARD)
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16:45 IST: That's it from us, hope you enjoyed our coverage. Adios!!
Honours with Aus tho. Fine last session after losing 2 wickets at stroke of tea. Pressure back on India. Lead of 48 already substantial— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 5, 2017
India have done well to ensure that the game hasn't run away from them; though the lead is already enough to irritate— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 5, 2017
Matt Renshaw after the day's play: It was a really good day for us. Challenge was to bat full day and we did that pretty well. The Indian fast bowlers bowled quite well and didn't give us much. Just a tough ground. We did a lot of work before the series and it is paying dividends for the bowlers and the batsmen. Hopefully, we have a couple of good days and hopefully retain the series. The conditions here are a lot different, we need to try and adjust to every situation. That's the challenge of Test cricket. I probably haven't come in grips with it (when asked how we felt playing for Australia). I take one day at a time. I'm enjoying myself and that's what I'm doing. As little as possible (target he'd like to chase). Hopefully, the bowlers go and do a good job and make our job easier in the fourth innings.
16:35 IST: Australia managed to score only 197 runs in the day but the visitors are clearly on the driver's seat at the end of Day 2 in Bengaluru Test. India will look to end Australia's innings as soon as possible tomorrow and give themselves a good chance to come back into the game.
16:29 IST: STUMPS!!! Australia are 237/6 after 106 overs, lead India by 48 runs. Matthew Wade 25*, Mitchell Starc 14*
16:28 IST: So, Ashwin to bowl the last over of the day!!
16:22 IST: Australia are 237/6 after 105 overs, lead India by 48 runs. Matthew Wade 25*, Mitchell Starc 14*
16:20 IST: In the air and goes over the fielder at extra cover. Jadeja says he didn't pick it
16:17 IST: FOUR!! Short ball by Umesh Yadav and Wade was quick to pounce on it.
16:13 IST: Karun Nair comes into the attack and he will bowl his gentle off-breaks
16:10 IST: Edge but Wriddhiman Saha drops it. Wasn't easy though!! The ball took the edge of a dangling bat and Saha threw himself to his left but failed to grab it.
16:07 IST: OUT!!! Umesh Yadav gets his first wicket. Shaun Marsh goes for 66 caught at mid-wicket by Karun Nair
16:05 IST: Finally, Jadeja comes back into the attack. He is the pick of the bowlers and bowled only 17 overs in a day
16:02 IST: Misfield by Ajinkya Rahane. He is going through a torrid time. Dropped a catch yesterday and fumbles now.
16:00 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Shaun Marsh and Matthew Wade
15:55 IST: Ball thuds into the pads and a loud shout for an LBW again. Not-out says umpire Illingworth
15:45 IST: Appeal for a catch and they are going for a review. The ball brushed the flap of the pad and replays show that there was no edge. India have lost both their reviews now inside 14 overs
15:30 IST: India take the new ball!!
15:25 IST: Australia take the lead with that single from Shaun Marsh
15:18 IST: Australia are 187/5 in 90 overs, trail India by 2 runs. Shaun Marsh 50*, Matthew Wade 10*
15:17 IST: Shaun Marsh brings up his 6th half-century off 162 balls. Good innings by him.
15:13 IST: Marsh pushing at a wide one, gets the edge but didn't carry to first slip. Yadav unlucky to miss out on a wicket.
15:09 IST: Another review gone for begging. Marsh got a clear inside edge and survives one more time. Australia 184 for 5, Trail by 5 runs.
15:02 IST: Ishant finds the edge. Squared up Marsh completely but just dropped short of first slip.
14:59 IST: Again rapped on the pads and this was right in front. But Ishant had bowled a no ball. Marsh living dangerously.
14:56 IST: Marsh lucky to survive. The impact was outside the off-stump. So the review goes in favour of the Australians.
14:55 IST: Rapped on the pads and the umpire raises the finger. Shaun Marsh has gone for the review.
14:53 IST: Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack. The new ball is due but India yet to take it.
14:52 IST: Ishant Sharma finds the edge but falls short of first slip. Good stop by Kohli. Stopped a certain boundary. Wade survives.
14:47 IST: FOUR!! Late away movement foxed Matthew Wade. Edged past the keeper for a lucky boundary
14:45 IST: FOUR!! Marsh steps out and lofts it for a boundary. Australia trail by only 20 runs now
14:42 IST: Ishant Sharma has bowled brilliantly today. He has looked in rhythm too and regularly clocking 140 KPH
14:35 IST: Welcome back for the final session. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the first over
14:18 IST: Jadeja finished that over in 2 minutes and 10 seconds to get India another over before tea. And Ishant came back to finally get a shooter on target and gets it to squeeze under the bat
14:16 IST: It's TEA!! Australia are 163/5 after 80 overs, trail India by 26 runs. Shaun Marsh 38*
14:15 IST: OUT!!! Ishant Sharma appeals and given out by the umpire. Mitchell Marsh goes for a duck
14:09 IST: Mitchell Marsh the new batsman in
OUT! Ashwin takes the sharp juggling catch and Jadeja his third. Handscomb gone for 16. Australia 4-160, trailing by 29 #INDvAUS— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) March 5, 2017
14:02 IST: OUT!! Peter Handscomb going for the big shot again but what an excellent catch at mid-wicket by R Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja gets another wicket.
13:58 IST: FOUR!!! Too short by R Ashwin and this time it's Shaun Marsh. Australia trail by only 29 runs now
13:55 IST: FOUR!! Beautiful use of the wrists and goes against the spin again. This is good batting by Peter Handscomb
13:52 IST: FOUR!! Peter Handscomb goes against the spin and bludgeons it away
13:45 IST: Is that a dropped catch? Maybe not. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Marsh misses the flick
66.3: WICKET! M Renshaw (60) is out, st Wriddhiman Saha b Ravindra Jadeja, 134/3— BCCI (@BCCI) March 5, 2017
Stumped! Renshaw's gritty knock comes to an end on 60 as Jadeja fires one down the leg side and Saha does the rest. Australia 3-134 #INDvAUS— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) March 5, 2017
13:30 IST: OUT!!! Renshaw steps out and misses. He is stumped!! Brilliantly deceived by Ravindra Jadeja and India have got the wicket they wanted. He goes for 60 and looks agitated with himself
13:29 IST: SIX!!! He tonks it for a maximum and runs coming more freely for Australia
13:27 IST: Spin from both the ends now!! Australia are 128/2 after 66 overs, trail India by 61 runs. Matt Renshaw 54*, Marsh 25*
13:23 IST: Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack now. He has been under bowled for sure
13:07 IST: FIFTY!!! Matt Renshaw takes a quick double and completes his 3rd half-century. He has been so patient for his fifty, deserves all the applause
13:06 IST: FOUR!!! Renshaw comes down the track off Ashwin and he gets the boundary
13:00 IST: Marsh is standing way out of the crease, may be to avoid the LBW decision and to tackle swing
12:58 IST: APPEAL!! Ball thuds into the pads and a loud shout by Umesh Yadav. Not-out given by the umpire
12:54 IST: FOUR!! Shaun Marsh whacks it away for a boundary. Third consecutive short ball by Umesh Yadav and Marsh pulls it towards the fine leg
12:50 IST: Loud shout by Umesh Yadav for a caught behind but the umpire looks disinterested
12:47 IST: FOUR!!! Ashwin a bit offline and Saha was blinded by the batsman's angle. 4 byes
12:46 IST: FOUR!! Marsh sweeps and sweeps Ashwin well for a boundary.
12:41 IST: Difficult to comprehend why Virat Kohli has not gone with spin from both the ends? Ravindra Jadeja has only bowled 4 overs in the day despite taking a wicket
12:40 IST: India have conceded only 4 runs in 7 overs of the session so far
12:32 IST: Ishant Sharma was seen teasing Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw in the morning session. To know more, read this story by Sandip Sikdar - How Ishant Sharma Mocked Steve Smith, Matt Renshaw
12:30 IST: Shaaarrpp turn by R Ashwin and Shaun Marsh misjudged it completely. But, good reflexes shown in the end
12:20 IST: Rapped on the pads and big appeal by Ishant Sharma. Not-out says umpire Richard Illingworth. Clearly pitching outside leg
12:15 IST: India have tightened up the screws. Got to maintain it for this session too.
12:10 IST: Welcome back after the break
11:28 IST: It's LUNCH!!! Australia are 87/2 in 45 overs, trail India by 102 runs. Matt Renshaw 40*, Shaun Marsh 2*. 47 runs coming in the session.
11:27 IST: Ishant Sharma to bowl the last over before lunch and Matt Renshaw, who is standing like a wall, to face him
Top spell this by Umesh Yadav!— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) March 5, 2017
Quality test match bowling!#INDvAUS
11:25 IST: R Ashwin comes into the attack again
11:24 IST: Umesh Yadav has been bowling really well. He has improved as a bowler, has worked on his fitness and is the only fast bowler to have played the entire season for India
11:16 IST: OUT!! Faint inside edge and Ravindra Jadeja strikes for India. Steve Smith goes for 8
11:14 IST: Australia are 81/1 after 41 overs, trail India by 108 runs. Matt Renshaw 36*, Steve Smith 8*
11:00 IST: FOUR!!! Edge and it almost carried to Virat Kohli. Is that a dropped catch? Matt Renshaw gets a boundary again
10:55 IST: Australia are 72/1 after 36 overs, trail India by 117 runs. Steven Smith 6*, Matt Renshaw 29*
10:54 IST: Ashwin has picked up his spot, just outside the leg-stump and trying to turn it from there. Interesting ploy to exploit the foot marks.
10:52 IST: Very conventional batting stance of Steve Smith. He has tried to be front-on most of the times and his bat is coming from the gully, then it's coming out straight. Very confusing which no-one should try to emulate but it's working for him
10:50 IST: Shouts of 'Bohot Badiya' (well done) by Wriddhiman Saha and Virat Kohli from behind as Ashwin finishes another intriguing over
10:47 IST: FOUR!! Another edge and another boundary for Matt Renshaw
10:45 IST: FOUR!!! Healthy outside edge and goes for a boundary through the gully to the third man area. Umesh Yadav a bit unlucky
10:32 IST: The benefit of doubt has gone to the batsman but was a very good referral there by Virat Kohli. Steve Smith survives.
10:30 IST: Rapped on the pads of Steven Smith and a loud shout by R Ashwin. The on-field umpire declines it but Indians are going for the review
10:22 IST: Now, Steve Smith joins the party. A light-hearted banter going on between Smith and Ishant. Virat Kohli at slips enjoying it too.
10:20 IST: That's funny!! Ishant Sharma is making funny faces and Steve Smith having a laugh there. This is comical
Nemeses of David Warner in Tests— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 5, 2017
8 - R Ashwin
7 - James Anderson#IndvAus
10:10 IST: Warner has been dismissed by Ashwin in Tests eight times. Most by any bowler
10:09 IST: Australians have scored only 14 runs in the session so far. India have managed to build up the pressure.
10:03 IST: Rapped on the pads and big appeal by Ishant Sharma. A bit high, may be and they are not going for a review.
10:00 IST: Steven Smith is the new batsman in and Ishant Sharma to continue
09:54 IST: OUT!! Clean bowled!!! David Warner is gone and Ashwin gets the big fish. Indians are all pumped up. Completely deceived him on the back foot
09:52 IST: Australia are 52/0 after 21 overs, trail India by 137 runs. David Warner 33*, Matt Renshaw 16*
09:50 IST: Ishant Sharma is consistently hitting at 140 KPH speed and bowling fuller lengths. Good stuff by the fast bowler
09:45 IST: FOUR!! Just a little jab from David Warner on the back foot and it goes for a boundary
09:42 IST: oooh!!! What a lovely delivery by the off-spinner. He beats Warner on the defence and misses the stumps too
09:40 IST: Ashwin pitches it pitches outside leg, Warner offers the pad. His strategy is clear
09:36 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to share the attack and Warner to face him
09:31 IST: FOUR!! Juicy half-volley by Ishant Sharma and Warner puts that away for a boundary
09:30 IST: David Warner to face the first ball and Ishant Sharma to start the proceedings for India
09:20 IST: Day 2 of the second Test will start in about 10 minutes and India will have to really bowl out of their skins to take the advantage from this situation. A lot will depend on Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. It will be interesting to see how Ishant Sharma and Umesh bowl.
09:15 IST: Pitch Report: "This pitch will play better today. It's how the batsmen apply themselves. Credit has to be given to Lyon bowled for the lines and lengths he bowled yesterday. The right length is when a batsman is looking to push forward, but he is not quite there and looks to play back. And there is bounce that troubles him. If he isn't quite there, he'll bring both the short legs into play. Pace is important at which you bowl, the pace at which you bowl and the position of the seam. If you get that right, you'' trouble the batsman. Otherwise, the batsman will score on the surface. It's hard work for the Indians. They have to bowl well. A batsman can score a hundred on this track. Australia's main aim will be to bat out the day. Today is going to be the deciding day of the series." reckons Ravi Shastri.
09:10 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog
Many expected India to put up a fight in the second Test after their meek showing in the first Test at Pune, however, it was yet another poor display from the Indian batsmen. Virat Kohli made another error in judgement and was sent packing by Lyon. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane also failed to shine while Abhinav Mukund, who returned to India's Test XI after nearly six years since playing his last game in 2011, was dismissed for naught.
Rahul did his best to save India the blushes but fell short by 10 runs of what would have been a well-deserved century.
Lyon extracted tremendous bounce and spin from the M Chinnaswamy pitch to which the Indian batsmen had no answers.
David Warner and Matt Renshaw ensured Australia ended the day with all their wickets intact.