After losing the 1st Test match against Australia, Indian team came back in the second Test match. That match was the second Test of 4-match series against Australia which played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bengaluru.
Luckily Captain Kohli won the toss and selected for the bat first. Before that match, captain Kohli told his fans that India will play better in the second Test compare to the previous one.
There are few changes in the Indian team, Murli Vijay, and Jayant Yadav was out, and Karun Nair and Avina Mukund replaced in their place.
The first innings was not so excellent for the team. In the 72nd over the whole team go to the pavilion on 189 runs. KL Rahul was the only batsman to score 50 runs. Rahul put 90 runs on the board of 205 balls.
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In the Australian bowling department, Nathan Lyon did really a god job for his team. He took eight wickets from hi 22.2 over where four over was the maiden.
In reply, Australia scored 276 runs and led by 87 runs on 1st innings. Ravindra Jadeja took six wickets for India.
On the second innings, India knows they need a chase-able score. But team India only manages to score 274 runs in 97.2 over and gave Australia 188 run for their second innings.
But R Ashwin’s orthodox bowling with RA Jadeja, Australia team forced to bundled their 2nd innings in 112 runs.
The 269-wicket taken against showed his skill in the M Chinnaswamy Stadium by taking six wickets from just 12.4 overs.
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After finishing the match:
Australian captain, Steve Smith said, “Great Test match.”
“Certainly ebbed and flowed throughout. I am proud of the way the boys played it. The partnership between Rahane and Pujara hurt us. They played well. And we weren’t up for it today. It was quite hard to play. Bit up and down with the quick throughout the match, and that rough outside off. Quite difficult but Test match cricket is not supposed to be easy.”
“A wicket like that, always umpires have to make a lot of calls. Everyone makes mistakes. Not that I am saying they made any. Series is well and truly alive. Great two Tests. Plenty to play for when we go to Ranchi,” he added.
The winning captain, Virat Kohli said, “We wanted to bounce back and not show anyone but ourselves what we are made of. They showed the intent and the belief that we can win from any position. It was about taking responsibility. The way they showed heart and character, along with the crowd, is unbelievable. The moment they did not score big in the second innings, we knew we had a chance. We knew if we got anything over 150, we had a chance.”
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“After conceding the lead, Pujara and Rahane had a champion partnership. Two best Test batsmen we have got, so much character and technique and heart. Wriddhi’s knock, in the end, Ishant’s application that was a bonus. We would have liked anything over 200, we thought from 225 there was only one winner. The moment we got 187, we knew we needed in-out fields, we needed to finish it today. Can’t wait for Ranchi. We need to push that momentum further. The team is not going to look back now,” he added.
Opener KL Rahul said, “There is no better place for to perform like I did.” And then 6-wicket taker said, “I was trying to turn it too hard. One good thing I did was when wickets were not coming; I kept the runs down. We just spoke inside the dressing room to bowl some short spells and keep changing over. That is why we were rotating so we could attack through such short balls.”
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