On Day 4 of the second Test in Bengaluru Australia needed to score 188 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match Test series. The guests had made an exciting rebound on the fourth day of the Bengaluru Test, taking six wickets for 61 with the second new ball. The Australians without a doubt had a high ground in the Test match yet India demonstrated praiseworthy character and came up with the best when it mattered most. There were a couple of things that India did right and here are a look at five of them.

Pujara Rahane Stand in second innings

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane shared an unbeaten 93-run partnership to take India to 213/4 at stumps on Day 3. This partnership was most needed for India as it moved them to a lead of 187 for Australia.

Both put forth a concentrated effort splendidly in the center and played with a great determination. This was just the third 50 run partnership for India in the two Tests.

Super show by seamers

The pace assault of Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma played their heart out. Their spells kept India in the match. Ishant, who is an amazing talent, got in the faces of the batsmen and demonstrated a considerable measure of rage while Yadav swung the ball at energetic pace. It was Umesh Yadav who got the crucial breakthrough when he packed away the wicket of Steve Smith in the second innings. Together the pacers scalped 5 crucial Australian wickets and that too on a pitch which favoured the spinners.

Ravindra Jadeja’s class(Jadoo magic)

Virat Kohli gave Ravindra Jadeja just 21.4 overs in the Australian innings however the spinner completed with 6 wickets for 63 runs. This was a match winning spell. R Ashwin bowled 49 overs in the first innings. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma bowled 24 and 27 overs individually and the three bowlers shared four wickets among them.

However, Ravindra Jadeja bowled the minimal overs in the Australian innings yet he got six wickets for 63 runs and that too in only 21.4 overs. Jadeja’s six wickets includeded that of three left handers. For the most part, a left-arm spinner won’t be more effective against left-arm batsmen. Be here is Jadeja, who demonstrated why he is India’s top bowler. It was Jadeja’s bowling that helped India  to limit Australia to 276 in their first innings and their lead was just 87 runs.

KL Rahul’s perfomance at the top of the order

Indian opener, KL Rahul demonstrated splendid intent when he came out to bat in both the innings, especially 35 minutes before lunch in the second innings. He checked his common impulses to score 90 from 205 balls, acknowledged that the wicket at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium was a bit challanging, and had some dampness right off the bat. Overall it was a great knock which shows his ability to perform in pressure, with great determination.

Smith’s failure

Steve Smith record of scoring against India has been incredible and as a general rule he has been a thistle in India’s mission for victory. So if India wanted to win the Test match against Australia then they have to figure out how to dismiss captain Steven Smith early. More often Smith has ended up being India’s adversary, pacing his innings to flawlessness. However, in this match he could only manage the scores of 8 and 28 in the both the innings.

 

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