India captain Virat Kohli will have a lot to ponder upon after Day 2 of India vs Australia 2nd Test in Bangalore.(BCCCI)
India captain Virat Kohli will have a lot to ponder upon after Day 2 of India vs Australia 2nd Test in Bangalore.(BCCCI)

India vs Australia - highlights, 2nd Test, Day 2: Ravindra Jadeja takes three but AUS in lead

Australia (237/6) took a 48-run lead over India at stumps on Day 2. Shaun Marsh scored 66 while Matt Renshaw contributed 60. Ravindra Jadeja (3/49) was India’s top bowler. Get India vs Australia highlights here.
Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2017 08:54 AM IST

Australia (237/6) took a crucial 48-run lead on the second day of the second Test against India in Bangalore on Sunday. Shaun Marsh and Matt Renshaw scored half-centuries with Ravindra Jadeja (3/49) being the top Indian bowler. Get highlights of India vs Australia Day 2 here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING DETAILS) (DAY 3 BLOG)

“It was a really good day for us,” says Renshaw. “The challenge was to bat all day, and we did that. India’s fast bowlers bowled well, and didn’t give us much. It was a hard grind. We did a lot of work coming into the series, and it has paid off. Hopefully we can have two more good days and retain the trophy. We would like to chase as little as possible in the fourth innings.”

16:30 hrs IST: STUMPS! Australia finish the day on 237/6

16:25 hrs IST: Umesh-Ashwin are manning the bowling attack. Can India get one more today?

16:19 hrs IST: Australia’s lead has swollen to 40. Even a 100-run lead will be crucial for them.

16:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Starc does what he si best at. Hit the bowlers. This time he pulls Umesh towards the fine leg boundary

16:11 hrs IST: DROPPED! Wriddhiman Saha lets off Mitchell Starc who edged to Umesh. It was a difficult chance for the Indian wicket keeper.

16:04 hrs IST: Out! Marsh (66) gone

He is caught by Nair at mid-wicket off Umesh Yadav. He played a 197-ball marathon innings.

15:52 hrs IST: Ishant is targeting Marsh’s off-stump. BUt the set batsman is a picture of concentration.

15:42 hrs IST: Another poor DRS call by India. Ashwin was confident that his delivery touched Marsh’s gloves before being caught at first slip. Short leg fielder Karun Nair said Kohli not to take it but the India captain thought otherwise. Replays showed the ball missed his gloves and India lose their second review as well.

15:37 hrs IST: FOUR! off bye. Wridhhiman Saha fails to catch a Ashwin delivery that stayed low and went down.

15:30 hrs IST: India have taken the second new ball. Will it work wonders?

15:24 hrs IST: Australia takes lead as Marsh takes a single off Ashwin

15:21 hrs IST: Fifty comes up for Shaun marsh in 162 deliveries. His has been a class act. His effect will be huge on Indian bowlers.

15:16 hrs IST: MISSED CHANCE! Shaun Marsh edges off Umesh but it falls short of Kohli at slip. Australia 185/5

15:06 hrs IST: One run off the Umesh Yadav Over. Australia 181 for 5 after 87 overs.

15:02 hrs IST: Two no balls in that Ishant Sharma over and more crucial, one was on an lbw appeal of Shaun Marsh (second ball). Frustration seems to be catching up with the Indian bowlers and they are losing focus. Going by the nature of the wicket, they should have put Australia in trouble by now. But the visitors are just nine runs away from the Indian first innings total. They are 180 for 5 after 86 overs.

14: 55 hrs IST: The ball was missing the stumps. Shaun Marsh Survives. Australia 175 for 5 after 85 overs.

14:54 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav seems to have trapped Shaun Marsh leg before. The Aussies have called for a review.

14:52 hrs IST: Six runs off the Ishant Sharma over. Shaun Marsh edges the first ball for a boundary. He is batting at 44 now and Australia is 175 for 5 after 84 overs.

14:47 hrs IST: Shaun Marsh hits a boundary off Ravindra Jadeja. The Aussies are playing with a mix of caution and aggression. They would not want to lose a wicket at this stage but would want to score and overtake the Indian first innings total. Australia are 169 for 5 after 83 overs.

14:40 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma sticks to the line outside the off stump, trying to entice Matthew Wade, the batsmen. Australia are 165 for 5 after 82 overs, slowly but surely catching up with the Indian first innings total of 189.

14:36 hrs IST: We are back for the final session

14:15 hrs IST: OUT! Mitchell Marsh (0) gone

On the last ball before Tea, Ishant Sharma gets his first wicket. Marsh is trapped in from of the wicket on a delivery that stayed too low.

14:03 hrs IST: OUT! Handscomb (16) gone!

Jadeja strikes again as Handscomb is caught by Ashwin at mid-wicket. Handscomb had stepped out to flick Jadeja’s delivery but could not control it.

13:53 hrs IST: FOUR! Marsh seems to go for the big shots now This time Ashwin suffers. Australia 156/3 in 75 overs

13:43 hrs IST: a dropped chance?

13:37 hrs IST: Renshaw played 205 balls. It’s commendable.

13:35 hrs IST: OUT! Renshaw (60) departs

Lack of concentration! Fails to read Jadeja’s line and steps out to miss the ball. Saha is deft to stump the batsman.

13:29 hrs IST: First six of the match! Renshaw hits one off Jadeja over long on.

13:25 hrs IST: In 50 overs today

13:18 hrs IST: Ashwin-Jadeja combo in action but no wickets. On another day in another venue they might have forced mayhem but not here. The world No. 1-world No. 2 is not doing justice to their reputation.

13:13 hrs IST: The pitch has stayed low today as Indian bowlers have struggled. But isn’t this the same pitch where Nathan Lyon picked eight for 50?

13:10 hrs IST: Third Test fifty for Matt Renshaw off 184 balls. Australia 115/2

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13:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Renshaw has hit one. Only his fifth in almost three sessions. His has been a story of patience.

13:00 hrs IST: The ball brushes off Marsh’s gloves and is caught by Saha off Ashwin. Not out given and India doesn’t take a review. India might have had a chance there.

12:56 hrs IST: Huge appeal for a LBW against Shaun Marsh by Umesh Yadav. But it is turned down! Australia 107/2

12:52 hrs IST: Now Marsh gets after Umesh. Again he swivels one towards leg boundary.

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12:45 hrs IST: FOUR! Shaun Marsh finally breaks away. He sweeps Ashwin to fine-leg boundary. And to top it up Australia get another four runs through byes.

12:36 hrs IST: Third maiden on the trot for Ishant. He has been consistent but no wickets so far. India’s lead is less than 100 now.

12:25 hrs IST: Kohli has persisted with his pacers throughout Day 2. Rarely has he used spinners from both ends today. Is playing with one less bowler hurting India?

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12:15 hrs IST: Ashwin bowls the first over after lunch and gives away just two runs.

12:12 hrs IST: We are back for the second session. Indian bowlers need to pull u p the socks now.

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11:45 hrs IST: Emotions ran high on the field today. Read - Ishant Sharma makes ‘monkey face’ to upset Steve Smith

11:30 hrs IST: Australia 87/2 at lunch

India would start the second session on a positive note after Jadeja dismissed Steve Smith.

11:21 hrs IST: Smith (8) out ! Australia 83/2

India finally strike back with Jadeja weaving the magic. Jadeja’s flat ball gets an edge of Smith and wicketkeeper Saha makes no mistake.

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11:13 hrs IST: The pitch has shown uneven bounce . Indian bowlers have not been able to sting Australians.

11:05 hrs IST: Australia trail by exactly 111 runs

10:57 hrs IST: Umesh gets unlucky again. He gets an edge off Renshaw but the ball stays loss and races past the slips to the boundary.

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10:51 hrs IST: FOURS! Matt Renshaw hits two off Umesh - both in the third man region

10:43 hrs IST: Smith has settled in pretty steadily on Day 2. He has been attacked by Indians but to no avail.

10:39 hrs IST: Time for India to use their second spinner? Ravindra Jadeja might be the game-changer

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10:30 hrs IST: India take another unsuccessful DRS. Ashwin took it for a LBW against Smith, in which the umpire said no. DRS showed the ball was clipping leg stum and it was umpire’s call

10:20 hrs IST: Lot of mind games going on. Ishant Sharma mocked Steve Smith with strange face as Wriddhiman Saha and Virat Kohli joins in with a slow clap. Even Kohli walked up to Smith in between the over and the two had a chat. Indians have surely set their target.

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10:16 hrs IST: Indian spinners need to target the spot that was getting Lyon all the turn yesterday.

10:14 hrs IST: Renshaw leaves a ball from Ashwin and he is lucky that it didn’t hit his off-stump

10:12 hrs IST: Australia are 54/1 after 25 overs

10:08 hrs IST: Huge appeal for LBW against Steve Smith by Ishant. Umpire says no.

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10:04 hrs IST: Vital stats: Warner has been dismissed by Ashwin in Tests eight times - most time by any bowler

10:00 hrs IST: Ashwin having bit of an exchange there with Matt Renshaw. The Aussie says he was pushed by Ashwin, who says his patch was blocked

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09:57 hrs IST: Steve Smith has come to bat as Kohli asks the Bangalore crowd to cheer more for the home team

09:55 hrs IST: Bowled him! Warner (33) departs

Ashwin knocks off Warner’s off stump. The Aussie fails to read the turn from Ashwin and goes on backfoot. It costs his dear. Australia 52/1

09:52 hrs IST: Ishant is getting the ball to move but it has hardly troubled the Australian openers.

09:45 hrs IST: Australia are 50/0 in 19 overs with Warner on 32 and Renshaw on 16

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09:43 hrs IST: Ian Chappell on Indian fielding: Any fielder can drop a catch but it was the lack of anticipation and faulty technique that seemed so out of place in catching positions where India once used to excel | Read full story

09:40 hrs IST: Warner is batting way out of his crease against Ishant.

09:36 hrs IST: Ashwin into the attack right in the second over of the day. And he makes an appeal too against Warner for a caught behind. Umpire says no as Ashwin is clearly disappointed. The sound came from the ball hitting the pad.

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09:30 hrs IST: FOUR! Warner off the first ball of the day by Ishant. The Indian bowls towards leg and Warner easily glances it to boundary.

09:29 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma will bowl the first over and Warner (23*) will be at strike

09:25 hrs IST: Australia did not lose a single wicket on Day 1. They will start Day 2 with an advantage. David Warner and Matt Renshaw looked composed and Indian bowlers need to take them out quickly.

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09:20 hrs IST: The actio will be starting n 10 minutes. See what the great Matthew Hayden has to say about Day 2.

9:10 hrs IST: Much depends on spin duo R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja on Day 2 of India are to payback Australia . Read what KL Rahul had to say about Indian bowlers

9:05 hrs IST: Nathan Lyon had some interesting comments to make about Indian cricket team after his record 8/50 on Day 1 | Read here

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India are once again under pressure to put their acts together. After India suffered a third batting debacle in a row on Saturday, Virat Kohli’s team are yet to look like world champions.

After off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed career-best figures of eight for 50 to help Australia bundle out India for 189, Australia openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw then piled on the misery by staying unbeaten on 23 and 15, respectively, to take their side to 40 without loss at the close.

Warner was dropped on nine by Rahane at gully off paceman Ishant Sharma to complete a wretched day for the world’s top-ranked test side. India can ill-afford a repeat today.

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