IN PICS: India level series with memorable comeback win

Sport360 staff 14:45 07/03/2017

India beat Australia by 75 runs in the second Test between the two sides at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Having set a fourth innings target of 188, the Indian bowlers came to the fore – bowling out the visitors for just 112. As has been the case a few times in the home season, Ravichandran Ashwin was the star for the hosts, picking up bowling figures of 6-41.

Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb were the only batsmen who crossed 20 for the Australians, who lost their last six wickets for just 11 runs.

Earlier in the day, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc ran through the Indian batting line-up as the hosts went from 238-4 to 274 all out.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s 118-run partnership for the fifth wicket, the only century stand in this series so far, turned out to the decisive factor in the match. Both batsmen notched up half-centuries, with Pujara top scoring with 92.

Wriddhiman Saha also made a crucial contribution, scoring an unbeaten 20, adding 16 runs for the final wicket with Ishant Sharma.

With the series level at 1-1, we now move to the third Test at Ranchi on March 16.

BRIEF SCORES

India 189 [Rahul 90, Lyon 8-50] and 274 [Pujara 92, Hazlewood 6-67] beat Australia 276 [Shaun Marsh 66, Jadeja 6-63] and 112 [Smith 28, Ashwin 6-41] by 75 runs.

Man of the Match – KL Rahul

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