India beat Australia by 75 runs in 2nd Test in Bangalore: India level series 1-1

India completed a series-levelling 75-run win Bangalore by defending 187-run against Australia; Ashwin took 6 wickets

By: Express Web Desk | Bangalore | Updated: March 28, 2017 10:45 am
India beat Australia by 75 runs.

India comeplete a 75-run win against Australia in the second Test in Bangalore to level the four match series 1-1. Chasing a target of 187 in the fourth innings, Australia were bowled out for 112 runs with Ashwin taking 6 wickets for 41 runs. Earlier, Pujara scored 92 and Rahane scored 51 to help India post a competitive total

India win. Ashwin has Lyon caught and bowled. 75-run win for India and Bangalore crowd is cheering every moment. The series is levelled 1-1 and India are back to winning ways. Ashwin the star with six wickets

1502 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin has a five wicket haul. 25th time in Test cricket. India is one wicket from victory and what a win this will be. Handscomb gone

1457 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja the man! He is brought into the attack and strikes first ball. Straight through O’Keefe’s gap between bat and pad. That kept low but India will accept the wicket

1453 hrs IST: Ashwin to continue for India. He has his tail up. O’Keefe and Handscomb are batting for Australia, who need 77 more runs to win this match

1449 hrs IST: Some good bowling from Ashwin. This innings we have seen the best of Ashwin. Getting those variations right and a great time to get them right. Umesh Yadav now

1445 hrs IST: Maiden over from Umesh Yadav! Handscomb can’t get any ball away. It will be Steve O’keefe on strike as Ashwin comes on to bowl

1438 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin the star for India! Gets one through Starc’s defence and castles! That was a straighter one which takes no turn while Starc was playing for it. Australia lose 7th wicket

1435 hrs IST: Two runs from the over of Umesh! Australia batsmen not hitting. It will be interesting to see how Starc approaches the spinners. Will he go after Ashwin?

1432 hrs IST: Ashwin finishes his over and Starc plays it defensively. Starc has not failed with the bat in this series. Can he help Australia win this match. Umesh Yadav to bowl

1429 hrs IST: The two teams are out in the middle for the final session of day’s play. Ashwin will commence proceedings and Mitchell Starc will take strike

What a Test match we are having in Bangalore. Who are you picking for this match? India need 4 wickets. Australia need 87 runs

1418 hrs IST: The last session is expected to be an intense win. Both teams would come hard at each and other and India, after that wicket, will have their tails up

1410 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin has his second wicket in two overs. Wade gets inside edge onto the pads and them Saha jumps to catch it. Tea in Bangalore

1409 hrs IST: Last over before Tea! Ashwin to bowl and it is Matthew Wade will be on strike. Australia still at 101 for the loss of five wickets

1406 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja also back into the attack! Australia need 87 more runs for a win. Matthew Wade the new man in but he is at the non-striker’s end

1404 hrs IST: WICKET! That is what Ashwin was brought back for! Extra bounce. Mitch Marsh gets an edge and straight to short leg. Australia lose their 5th wicket.

1400 hrs IST: Okay! Marsh and Handscomb are hitting boundaries easily. Australia are 98 for the loss of four wickets. No margin for error for bowlers but the Indian pacers are bowling half-volleys. Ashwin back for India

1358 hrs IST: Mitch Marsh and Handscomb are couter attacking. Brilliant shots from both to score some boundaries. Australia have made 94 and need 94 more

1355 hrs IST: Change in bowling as Ishant Sharma replaces Umesh Yadav. First ball and a drive through covers for four from Handscomb. Australia getting those runs

1352 hrs IST: Nine runs from the Umesh over. Australia move on to 84 for the loss of four wickets. Jadeja to continue for India

1348 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav, who has picked up two wickets, to bowl for India. Handscomb and Mitch Marsh are at the crease for Australia. This match is thrilling

1345 hrs IST: Review! Jadeja asks for review from Kohli after umpire gives Marsh not out. It is impact in line but hitting is umpire’s call. That was very to tell you

1342 hrs IST: Australia under pressure now. They are 75 for the loss of four wickets. Jadeja to bowl to Mitchell Marsh

1339 hrs IST: WICKET! Steve Smith is gone and that is the big wicket for India! It kept really low. He cannot believe it but he is helpless. Umesh Yadav gets the wicket. Steve Smith was asking from the dressing room for help but umpire asked him not. Kohli is furious

1333 hrs IST: Maiden over from Umesh to Handscomb. Australia are 71 for the loss of three wickets and need 117 more runs to win in Bangalore. Jadeja to continue

1328 hrs IST: Not the similar Handscomb from first innings. Not leaving his crease. Umesh Yadav to continue with Handscomb on strike

1325 hrs IST: A brilliant over from Umesh Yadav but no success for him. Survives some low balls. Jadeja to continue from other end with Australia on 70/3

Ball tracker shows the ball would have missed the stumps by a good distance on the Marsh wicket

1319 hrs IST: Jadeja to Smith now. Smith innings can be the game changer for Australia. He looks untroubled in the middle. Australia 67/2 after 15 overs

1316 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav gets Shaun Marsh! No shot offered and Marsh doesn’t review. Only one review left for Australia. That has to be very close! Is it doing enough to come back and hit the stumps?

1313 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav to resume after he was taken off for one. Australia have Marsh on strike after drinks. Australia are 65 for 2

1309 hrs IST: Smith with five runs off that Ashwin over. Marsh with a single. Six from it. Australia are 65 for 2 and umpires call the drinks. Australia need 123 more runs

1306 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja goes over the wicket, then around the wicket, back over the wicket. His over is finished. No runs scored. Ashwin to continue from the other end

1304 hrs IST: India make a change. Ravindra Jadeja to replace Umesh Yadav. Australia are 59 for the loss of two wickets. Shaun Marsh on strike

1300 hrs IST: Expensive first over from Umesh. Nine runs off the over and Australia are 53 for the loss of two wickets. Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith at the crease and it will be Ashwin to bowl

1258 hrs IST: Close but four! Smith gets the edge but Kohli is at wide first slip. He dives to his left but it is not even close. Four for Australia

1256 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav replaces Ishant Sharma in the attack. Australia are 44 for the loss of two wickets. Steve Smith on strike for Australia

1254 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh is the new man in for Australia. Ashwin has his tail up. India have picked up two wickets before Australia reach 50 runs

1251 hrs IST: Review! Australia call for a review after umpire gives Warner leg-before wicket. Would you believe it?! It is umpire’s call on impact and umpire’s call on hitting the wickets. India should be lucky to get this wicket

1250 hrs IST: Another decent over from Ishant. Nine gone in this chase. Australia are 42 for the loss of one wicket. Indian bowlers need to target more on the stumps.

1244 hrs IST: Warner down the pitch and against the spin and he connects. Over long on for a six. Brilliant shot from him. Australia 40 for 1. Need 148 more runs

1241 hrs IST: Australia are 31 for the loss of one wicket after seven over. They need 157 more runs to win this match. Ashwin to Smith now

1238 hrs IST: Australia are scoring more than 5 runs per over. Smith and Warner are very dangerous. India need their wickets early to defend this small total

1236 hrs IST: Steve Smith sweeps the first ball he faces from Ashwin and gets four! Not holding back. He then launches an attack through off side. Two more. Attacking Smith.

1231 hrs IST: So close! Smith shuffles across first ball but the ball moves into him. Hit high on the pads. Second ball has beaten the outside edge. Ishant fired up

1228 hrs IST: WICKET! Renshaw is caught behind. Ishant has a wicket. Steep bounce for him. First wicket for India as Renshaw went for a push defence. Caught above his head by Saha

1226 hrs IST: A delay in field as the spider cam is too low for play to resume. Renshaw wants it to move away. Umpire waiting. Ishant has the bowl. We are still waiting

1223 hrs IST: Sharp turn for Ashwin! But that has resulted in four runs as well. Four byes given by umpire but Warner got the pad on it. Australia will take it though. Australia 22/0

1220 hrs IST: Loud appeal for leg-before from Ishant against Renshaw! Umpire Llong says not out. That was very close. India are not reviewing. Only problem could be impact outside off

1218 hrs IST: Warner is in great move on the pitch. Not being cautious and playing his shots. A beautiful straight drive will fetch him three runs. Australia 18 for no loss with 2 balls to go in third over

1215 hrs IST: Seven runs off that Ashwin over. Australia with a good start with 13 off the first two overs. Ishant Sharma to continue for India with Warner on strike

1212 hrs IST: Ashwin to share the new ball. Warner on strike. First ball, and he offers no shot to it. Four more for Australia and they will take it. Easy runs

1210 hrs IST: Renshaw gets a boundary through the third man region. Australia are six for no loss after first over. They are chasing 188 runs to win this match

1205 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma starts with the bowl and Renshaw and Warner will be begin this chase for Australia. Big big day in the context of this series

The session will start within five minutes. What a Test this has been and Australia will like to come on top in this. So will India. But who will? Let’s find out

Australia will be pinning hopes on David Warner and Steve Smith in this chase. Their batsmen have been brilliant in this series so far and they will back themselves to chase this down

Only once Australia have chased down a total of more than 180 in fourth innings in India. They chased down 195 in Bangalore in 1998 with Mark Taylor hitting a 102 not out

Hazlewood took 6 wickets on a pitch with uneven bounce and on the slower side. Can Indian pacers replicate what Hazlewood did? Will it be spinners or pacers who help India make a match out of this?

This will be not easy for both India and Australia. India need early wicket and be patient. Australia are looking at a 2-0 lead in this series and they will hope they can get it. Time not a problem in this match

1127 hrs IST: India bowled out for 276 as Ishant is caught at covers off O’Keefe. Australia need 188 runs to win the match and take a 2-0 lead in the series

1124 hrs IST: Close! Everything happening in Bangalore. Steep bounce for Hazlewood. Saha gets a leading edge but it falls away from Warner. Ishant survives a run-out as well.

1121 hrs IST: Ishant survive O’Keefe. Hazlewood to continue as Saha is on strike. India are 274 for the loss of nine wickets. The lead still not 200 for India

1118 hrs IST: Steve O’Keefe to bowl the new over. Saha on strike. India lead by 186 runs. Can Ishant survive the left arm spinner?

1115 hrs IST: Review! Hazlewood has Ishant trapped in front. Umpire Llong says not out but Australia review. The impact in inside the line but the ball hitting the stumps is “umpire’s call.” Ishant survives

1111 hrs IST: So the partnership for Ishant and Saha is worth 14 runs now. India lead by 185 runs now. Ishant survives Lyon as well. Australia need this wicket quickly

1108 hrs IST: Saha takes single off the fourth ball and Ishant survives the two balls. Lyon to bowl to Saha in the new over. India are 269 for the loss of 9 wickets

1103 hrs IST: Six runs from the Lyon over and Saha is on strike for the new over. India lead by 181 runs and would love to get those 20 more runs and get the lead past 200

1100 hrs IST: FOUR! Australia bring on Nathan Lyon in place of Hazlewood and Ishant sweeps his first ball for four! Then takes a single off the second ball. Saha on strike

1058 hrs IST: Saha wanted a single off the final ball but he lofted it over mid-off. Goes for four! India move on to 262 for the loss of 9 wickets. India lead by 175 runs

1054 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma survives the over from Josh Hazlewood. All six balls defended easily. Starc will continue with Saha on strike. He is coming around the stumps

1049 hrs IST: Saha fails to take a single off the Starc over and Ishant Sharma will be on strike for the new over from Hazlewood, who has taken six wickets in this innings

1044 hrs IST: Mitchell Starc to continue and Wriddhiman Saha is on strike. India lead by 171 runs and will look to add as many as possible with this last pair.

1041 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav goes for the big shot but it hits high on the bat and straight to David Warner at mid-off. Hazlewood has 6 wickets. India are 9 down

1039 hrs IST: What crazy last 15 minutes we have had! India lose 4 wickets. They are struggling to get to that 200 run lead. Hazlewood to Umesh now

1032 hrs IST: Another over with two wickets for Australia. India have lost four wickets for 8 runs in 9 balls. Saha and Umesh Yadav at the crease and Starc to bowl

1029 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin is gone. Inside edge and back onto the stumps. Josh Hazlewood has a five-for. Four wickets wickets are bowled and 1 leg-before. India 8 down

1025 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket for Australia as Pujara gets a steep short ball from Hazlewood which takes the shoulder of his bat and caught at gully. He is dismissed 8 runs short of a deserved hundred. Drinks!

1022 hrs IST: Saha survives the hat-trick ball. A full toss. He gets an inside edge before the ball hit his pads. India are 238 for the loss of six wickets and lead is only 151 runs

1020 hrs IST: WICKET! Karun Nair is out first ball! Starc has two in two. Another full delivery with nice shape. Nair tries a drive first up but gets the inside edge. Back on to the stumps. On a jat-trick now

1018 hrs IST: Review by Australia! Umpire gives Rahane not out but Australia think they have got their man. WICKET! Rahane has to go as the ball is pitching in line, the big question and it is going on to hit the leg stump. India lose their fifth wicket

1016 hrs IST: The surprise bouncer not working for Starc as he gets another wide and over the keeper’s head. Wade again get a glove to stop it. Still a single for bye

1014 hrs IST: Starc and Hazlewood are sticking to a fuller length with this new ball. They are trying to pitch it full and then move it late

1009 hrs IST: Starc finish his over and India are 235 for the loss of four wickets. Josh Hazlewood will continue for Australia, who are looking for a wicket for the last 42 overs

1005 hrs IST: Bounce for Starc! A bit too much as Wade gets a little glove close to first slip! Wide called and India run 1 bye as well. Starc steaming in again

1002 hrs IST: Josh Hazlewood with an appeal against Pujara as he pads a delivery. But it is not coming back enough to give him a wicket. India remain at 232 for 4

0955 hrs IST: FIFTY! Ajinya Rahane awith a beautiful boundary through point-cover region to bring up his half-century. Off 128 balls

0953 hrs IST: New ball taken by Australia as soon as it was available. Mitchell Starc will bowl the first over with the second new ball. India need to be careful now

0949 hrs IST: Australia bowling two maidens so far this morning. They bowled only four whole day on Monday. India are 223 for the loss of four wickets and lead by 136 runs

0944 hrs IST: India are 221 for the loss of four wickets. Nathan Lyon to continue. He is getting some extra turn from this pitch as compared to Monday

0940 hrs IST: Review! Pujara is given leg-before by umpire but he has reviewed it. NOT OUT! Good review from Pujara and it is successful. The ball is turning a lot and it will miss the leg-stump. Pujara survives

0938 hrs IST: 100-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Pujara and Rahane. First time in this series that a pair has got 100-run stand

0935 hrs IST: Lyon getting more turn on his deliveries. Steve O’Keefe will continue. Australia going for spin from both ends which they did not do on Monday

0931 hrs IST: Nice start from India with two runs off the first over of the day. India lead by 128 runs now. Nathan Lyon will bowl from the other end. He also has a slip and leg slip and also a short leg

0928 hrs IST: Cheteshwar Pujara to take strike and Steve O’Keefe will be bowling for Australia. A slip and a leg-slip in place for O’Keefe. Here we go for another day of Test cricket

0927 hrs IST: The players are making their way to the middle. Australian fielders taking their spot in the field. The Indian batsmen Pujara and Rahane taking guard

0915 hrs IST: India will really look to extend this lead close to 250. It won’t be easy for Australia to chase that down. But any thing less than 200 and Australia will fancy their chance in Bangalore

0905 hrs IST: Wide cracks and rough patches in the pitch. There is variable bounce in the pitch and the bowlers will be looking forward to exploit it

0855 hrs IST: Josh Hazlewood picked up three wickets on day three which included wickets of Abhinav Mukund, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja. He kept Australia in the game

0845 hrs IST: Pujara and Rahane managed to play out Nathan Lyon with ease. They had a gameplan of playing him only on the on-side and take no risks.

0835 hrs IST: Bangalore received rain from 2030 hrs IST to 2130 hrs IST on Monday but it has been clear since then. Even in the morning, the sun is out in all glory

0825 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the fourth day’s play of the second Test between India and Australia in Bangalore. The Test is evenly poised and India lead by 126 runs in the second innings with six wickets in hand

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4: Pitch report

The pitch in Bangalore is really tough to bat on. It has kept low. Some deliveries have bounced more than expected and that has been a real problem. The cracks are widening and spinners can see the rough growing. The foot marks are still there and spinners will like to exploit. The early session will have something for the bowlers and Australia need to pick those wickets early. The cracks are really wide. Matthew Hayden says “India batted 40 percent better and the Australia bowlers bowled 20 percent worse.” But he believes it will still be difficult for the batsmen

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4 Preview at Bangalore:

After three days of enthralling Test cricket, it is still unclear which team has advantage in Bangalore. Australia, because they have a solid batting line up and can chase down the total India will post for them. India, because they lead by 126 runs and still have six wickets in hand. With the pitch crumbling, they have defend anything above 200. But with two days left, anything can happen. India resume at 213/4 and will look to add some and hope to bat as long as possible. They will love to get the lead till 300 and then put Australia under pressure in chase. There was forecast of rain in Bangalore but it is a bright morning despite rain for one hour on Monday evening.

India vs Australia 2nd Test squad Playing XI

India: KL Rahul, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Australia: Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Steve O’Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India vs Australia 2nd Test, Reaction:

Sanjay Bangar: “The batsmen really applied themselves, used their feet quite a bit, trying to get to the pitch of the ball and also play on the backfoot.” (Read what he had to say)

Josh Hazlewood: “With that up and down movement with the cracks and uneven surface, just brings the lbw more into play” (Read what he had to say)

India vs Australia 2nd Test, Match Umpires

Ground Umpires: Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong

Third Umpire: Richard Kettleborough

Match Referee: Chris Broad

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