Sensational Win For India, Series With Aussies Even At 1-1
Bengaluru: Yes, it’s a sensational victory for India against Australia keeping hopes alive by leveling 4 matches Test series at 1-1 after defeat in first test match at Pune. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru erupted in joy after Aswin picked up 6 wickets and local boy Rahul adjudged as Man of the Match.
Once again, it was Ravichander Aswin who has taken 6 scalps for 41 runs, star of the match picking 5 or more wickets in a match for 25th time in his distinguished career.
Fourth day started from the score 213/4 with Pujara and Rahane looking good, with a lead of 126. Rahane was removed by Hazelwood who damaged Indian innings with quick wrap of 3 wickets. Starc, another pacer who joined Hazelwood picked up Saha and Indian innings was closed at 274.
Home Team gave a meagre target of 188 runs to visitors, with Pujara being the top scorer who missed century and was out for 92. Australia put some quick runs on the board before Ishanth dismissed dangerously in-form Renshaw.
Captain Kohli gave ball immediately to spinner Aswin who lifted spirits of his captain by removing Warner in his very first over.
But it was Umesh Yadav who turned match completely in favour of India. He picked up crucial wickets of Marsh and Smith,both out for LBW.
Ravichander Aswin joined the bang by picking two more wickets before tea, pushing Australia more into trouble. After tea, its just a matter for Indian spinners Aswin and Jadeja to complete the match and level series 1-1.
Indian innings: 189 & 274
Australian Innings: 276 & 112
K.L.Rahul, who scored two half centuries in this match was awarded Man of the Match. 3rd test will start at Ranchi on March