A Hard Working Day For Virat And Company

Aussies ended Day-2 of the second Test at 237 for six wickets, taking lead of 48 runs over Virat and company thanks to emphatic half-centuries from opener Matt Renshaw and middle order batsmen Shaun Marsh, proceeding the day at 40 for no wicket, Australia managed to score 197 runs in the day although the Indian skipper Virat Kohli - led Indian cricket team could only manage to pick six Australian wickets in the whole day at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the most favorable of Indian bowlers, picking up 3 for 49 in his 17 overs spells.

The Kangaroos opening batsmen David Warner and Matt Renshaw added 12 more runs to the Aussies tally before Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up wicket in the first hour of play on Sunday.IMG_20170305_190416

The off-spinner bowled Warner ( 8 runs ), bringing the spectators in the stadium to life. The 30 years old batsmen was beaten by a delivery that turned enough from the rough, just outside his leg wicket to pass the bat and clip the off wicket. It was the eighth time Ravichandran Ashwin claimed left-handed batsmen wicket in 12 test.

Then all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja struck a key blow to remove Kangaroos skipper Steve Smith ( 8 runs ) Virat and company picked up two wickets in tight morning session.

Australia were 87 for two at Lunch with opener Matt Renshaw and middle order batsmen Shaun Marsh at the pitch 102 run behind India's first innings total of 189 runs.

The 20 years old batsmen ( Renshaw ), who started the day on 15, lost his partner David Warner early although kept a probing Indian bowling attack at bight while just 47 runs were scored in the session.

Indian seamer Ishant Sharma, who was bound in a stream of constent chaff with Smith, and fellow fast bowler Umesh Yadav also got help from a pitch that offered variable bounce, making life difficult for the batsmen in an atoning session.

Coming after, all-rounder Jadeja led India's spirited attack as the Australians endured a tough session despite a battling half-century from Renshaw. Ishant Sharma trapped all-rounder Mitchell Marsh lbw for nought at the stroke of tea - break with Aussies at 163 for five middle-order batsmen Shaun Marsh was batting on 38.

Jadeja picked up two more wickets, putting the Australian through their paces while they trailed by 26 runs.

The final session of the day of play produced only one wicket as Shaun Marsh fell to seamer Umesh Yadav, his first scalp of the Match.

Day - 2 Stumps, Australia lead by 48 runs

Australia - 237/6 ( 106 over )

Matthew Wade ( WK )* - 25

Mitchell Marsh* - 14

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