- Ashwin magic.
- India won second test
- Series leveled
With fighting spirit, India were able to pull of victory from a losing scenario. Ashwin’s magical spell of 6/41 gave India a crucial victory. India would not be able win the series with a loss Banglore. India won thetest match with a margin of 75 runs. Winning by 75 runs is a huge win especially defending total of 188. With Ashwin effect Australia only managed to score 112. They were able to survive only for 35 overs. Umesh Yadav also picked up two wickets and enjoyed the success. Steve smith was the top scorer in Australia with 28 runs. India started with an overnight score of 213/4. India lost the remaining six wickets for only 63 runs. Hazlewood picked up six wickets and confined only to 274.
KL Rahul was presented man of the match for half centuries in both the innings. He scored 90 in first innings and 51 in second innings. Third test will commence from 16th of this month from Ranchi. Ranchi is MS Dhoni’s birth place.
Australians really struggled to face Ashwin. Initially Pacers dented Aussies top order. In form Renshaw was dismissed by Ishant in fifth over only. David Waner and Steve smith played aggressively and shortened the lead by 42 runs. David Warner was caught in front of wickets trying to sweep Ashwin. Shaun Marsh, who came in no4, fell prey to poor umpiring decision. He didn’t opt for the review though Aussies were left 2 up the sleeve. Had he took the review ,Result could have been either way. Steve smith also was LBW for a delivery which was low. Mitchell Marsh and Handscomb helped Aussies to surpass 100.Marsh was caught a short leg by Karun Nair. Wade troubled the scorers. Ashwin was too hot handle for lower order batsmen. Australia lost their final six wickets in the span of 6 wickets.