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What to expect today:
The Aussies will be hoping to continue strong with both the openers set and ready to eclipse India’s rather paltry total of 189 in the first session itself.
The senior batsman David Warneris not out on 23 while the young Matt Renshaw is unbeaten on 15.
The series is on the line and Virat Kohli will be trusting his pacers and spin ace Ravichandran Ashwin to take some early wickets and put some pressure on the Aussie openers as soon as the first session gets underway.
Day 1 Recap:
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon walked into the record books with career-best figures of 8 for 50 as India suffered another batting debacle to be bundled out for a paltry 189 yesterday.
On another dodgy track, India’s last five wickets fell for only 15 runs in 9.3 overs after they were 174 for five at one stage. A gritty 90 from opener Lokesh Rahul was the lone bright spot in the embarrassing collapse.
At stumps, Australia were comfortably placed at 40 for no loss. David Warner and Matt Renshaw were batting on 23 and 15 respectively.
He batted for 205 deliveries hitting nine boundaries with Karun Nair (26) being the only other batsman to cross an individual score of 20.
After Steve O’Keefe’s 12-wicket haul in Pune, it was senior-pro Lyon’s turn to torment the Indian batsmen and he recorded the best bowling figures in an innings by an overseas bowler.
In the process, he also surpassed Brett Lee to become Australia’s highest wicket-taker against India in Test matches.
Virat Kohli won a good toss and predictably elected to bat on a track that not only had turn on offer but also appreciable bounce which made Lyon lethal.
Welcome to our live coverage of Day 2 action of the India-Australia second Test being played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Source: Zee News