Score: India 252/8; Wriddhiman Saha (0*), Umesh Yadav (1*).
India 246/8 from 86 overs:
WICKETS! Australia are chipping away. Hazlewood completes 5-wicket haul. Pujara, who was moved into 90s, was done in by some extra bounce as he edged one to the gully. A couple of balls later, he rattles the stumps to end Ashwin’s innings. Stunning comeback from Australia. 4 wickets in space of 12 balls.
India 238/6 from 85 overs:
WICKETS! Mitchell Starc has done it again for Australia. 2 wickets in an over and Australia are back in this game. First, he sent Rahane packing by trapping him before the wickets and then on the next ball disturbed the timber to cut short Karun Nair’s stay in the middle.
India 232/4 from 81 overs:
Some close calls, a DRS review, extra spin and bounce and amidst all that Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have completed 100-run partnership as Indian lead moves to 145-run mark. Rahane meanwhile has brought up his fifty.
Bengaluru: Big lead; that’s what India seek as they resume play on Day 4 of the second Test against Australia at 213/4; 126 runs ahead of Australia’s first innings total; here on Tuesday. While Australia managed to score 276 runs in their first innings after bundling out India for 189, Indian batsmen have stood up and denied Australian a chance to dominate proceedings.
While Virat Kohli could not do much with the bat after given out following inconclusive evidence, KL Rahul (51), Cheteshwar Pujara (79*) and Ajinkya Rahane (40*) have restored India’s belief and fightback at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
However, the good work that India put in on third day must be continued if India want to seal a come-from-behind win in the second Test to level the four-match Test series. Hence, a lead of over 250 will be more than handy.
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