Matt Renshaw slammed his second fifty of the series while Shaun Marsh notched up his sixth fifty to help Australia take a 48-run lead at stumps on Day 2. Will Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja restrict Australia’s lead to under 100 runs? Get live cricket score of India vs Australia here. (LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING DETAILS)
09:38 hrs IST: Ashwin in attack in the second over. He is unlucky as his delivery goes down leg side for a four. Even on strike batsman Starc is surprised.
09:30 hrs IST: Action starts! Ishant bowls the first over for India and it’s a maiden. Containing runs are important but India need wickets more. They failed to get it at regular intervals on Day 2
09:26 hrs IST: We are less than five minutes from the start of Day 3. Matthew Wade was batting on 25 and Mitchell Starc on 14 at stumps on Day 2.
09:25 hrs IST: The Border-gavaskar is currently held by Australia. If they can beat India in this match, they will retain it. For Kohli’s men who have been on a glory ride this season, it will be a big dampner for their campaign.
09:20 hrs IST: The conditions are overcast in Bangalore today, but the chances of rain are less.
09:15 hrs IST: The DRS will be another factor that shall play on Indian cricket team’s mind. They have got all their DRS calls wrong in this Test. Anil Kumble and other support staff need to have a serious discussion on it. Did India’s inexperience in using DRS leading to the failed decisions.
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09:10 hrs IST: Even if Indian bowlers restrict Austrlia’s lead to below 100, the job will only be half done . The hosts will have to bat out of their skins to stay alive. Mind you Virat Kohli’s men are playing the catch-up in a Test series after a long, long time
09:05 hrs IST: Sparks flew between Indian and Australian players on the second day of the Test. Emotions may run high today also, as the match has seen tough competition from both sides. Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma’s ‘moneky faces’ is making headlines
09:00 hrs IST: It will be a crucial day for the hosts as any three-figure lead for aussies will make it tougher for Virat Kohli and Co. to comeback into the match.
08:55 hrs IST: Welcome to the live coverage of Day 3
Australia have their noses slightly ahead in the Bangalore Test against India after fifties from Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh helped them take a 48-run lead at the end of day 2. With the pitch keeping low and with batting expected to become more difficult as the game progresses, Virat Kohli’s team face an uphill task.
Matthew Wade and Mitchell Starc will be aiming to take the lead past 100 on day 3 while for India, they will be hoping that Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin take the remaining four wickets quickly and restrict the lead to under 100.
Will India show a marked improvement in their batting or will Australia run away with the game and taken an unassailable lead?