IN PICS: Australia take the upper hand

Sport360 staff 15:59 05/03/2017

Only 197 runs were scored but it was an enthralling day of cricket as Australia took the upper hand in the second Test against India at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Sunday.

There was some excellent bowling from India but to little avail, as the Australian batsmen showed great patience to end the day with a lead of 48 runs and with four wickets still in hand.

Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh were definitely the stars of the day for the visitors, with both left-handed batsmen notching up half-centuries. Marsh top scored with 66 while the 20-year-old Renshaw once again showed that he belongs at the top level scoring 60.

Matthew Wade and Mitchell Starc are the unbeaten batsmen for Australia, having ended the day on 25 and 14 respectively.

For India, it was Ravindra Jadeja who was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to his name. He was surprisingly unbowled, turning his arm over for only 17 overs in Australia’s innings so far.

The hosts will need to produce something special if they are to get anything out of this match and have hopes of regaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

BRIEF SCORES

India 189 [Rahul 90, Lyon 8/50] trail Australia 237/6 [S. Marsh 66, Renshaw 60, Jadeja 3/49] by 48 runs.

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