Australia all out for 276, lead India by 87 runs; Shaun Marsh (66), Matt Renshaw (60); Ravindra Jadeja (6/63).
Australia 276 all out from 122.4 overs:
WICKET! It had to be Jadeja. He has 6 wickets against his name as Josh Hazlewood mistimes one to long-on. KL Rahul holds onto the catch and starts rushing towards the dressing room. Australia lead by 87 runs. India, if they bat well, are in with a chance to harbour hopes of completing a come-from-behind win in Bengaluru. Time for batsmen to put up their hands.
India to bat again.
Australia 274/9 from 120.2 overs:
WICKET! LBW. Jadeja removes Lyon on first ball. He is on a hat-trick.
Australia 274/8 from 120.1 overs:
WICKET! Jadeja strikes. Wade is trapped before the wickets. He reviews the decision but it is of no avail. India strike twice in quick succession. Time to scalp the next 2 wickets and restrict Australia’s lead below 100 runs.
Australia 269/7 from 118 overs:
WICKET! Finally, a breakthrough India were looking for. Mitchell Starc perishes as he tries to clear the leg-side field. Ashwin tosses one up, Starc goes for a biggie but Ravindra Jadeja does a fine job near the boundary rope to hold onto the catch.
Bengaluru: India’s task on Day 3 of the second Test against Australia is cut out; dismiss the visitors well below 300 and then start building the innings in a way where Steve Smith and Co will have to chase at least 200 runs with a lot of batting to be done on Day 5.
Australia, who will resume play on the overnight score of 237/6, would want to dash Virat Kohli and Co’s plans and build a big first innings lead to deny India a chance to seal a come-from-behind win at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
However, with Indian bowlers bowling their hearts out and the pitch offering variable bounce; it will not be an easy task for Australia as Matthew Wade and Mitchell Starc begin proceedings on Day 3.
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