Ind Vs Aus, Day 2, Australia With 48 Runs Ahead In Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Second test, day two witnessed key moments before the start of the play which were missed in the first test held at Pune. Captain Virat Kohli had a chat with his team members about the game plan to restrict Australians for a low score. Plan looked positive with Aswin and Jadeja picking up openers early in the first hour of play.
Bur Marsh and Renshaw steadied innings by hitting half centuries and pushing pressure back on home team. This is the main plus point for Australian team, with batsmen stepping in whenever required, which is not seen during Indian Innings by home team batsmen. They just lost wickets without trying to adjust as per the pitch and stay at the crease for a long time.
Jadeja picked up crucial wicket of Smith, who made century at Pune, leaving Australia’s score 89/2 at lunch break. This initiative could not be capitalised by Indian team. Renshaw made a good knock of 60, followed by Marsh’s half century who was trapped by Ishant’s pace. Australia were 160/5 at tea, for the first time home team appeared on the top in the day, but that was totally pushed aside with an unbeaten 57 run partnership between Wade and Starc.
At the end of the day, Australia was 237/6 with 48 runs lead and 4 wickets in hand. Day belongs to visitors who spent much time at the crease on a pitch with rough patches, which is difficult to bat.
Australia leads the series with 1-0 in 4 match series.