India win Bengaluru Test to level series

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India win Bengaluru Test to level series


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India came out victorious in an interesting match against Australika in second Test at Bengaluru to level the series. Having bowled out for just 189 runs in their first innings, India came back well to snatch a 75 runs victory in 4th day of the match.

Australia managed 276 runs in their first innings to take a lead of 87 runs. India in their second innings put up 274 in the board to set a target of 188 runs for Australia in the last inning of the match. KL Rahull scored half centuries in both innings while Pujara and Rahane scored half centuries in second inning to set up an unlikely win for the home team.

In bowling department, Jadeja picked up a five for in first innings while Ashwin repreated the same in second innings. KL Rahul was named Man of The Match for his batting contribution in both innings.

A lot of discussions are being made Australian captain Steve Smith took help from the dressing room for taking DRS. Stevehas said that there had been only one instance of their looking up to the dressing room for assistance, and that it was a "brain fade". Kohli said he had made the umpires aware of it on the earlier two occasions before the third one played out in full view.

Australia had won the first test at Pune and now the series is levelled at 1-1. The third test is scheduled to be played at Ranchi on 16-20 March.

Match Summary:

India 189 (Rahul 90, Lyon 8-50) and 274 (Pujara 92, Rahane 52, Rahul 51, Hazlewood 6-67)

beat

Australia 276 (S Marsh 66, Renshaw 60, Jadeja 6-63) and 112 (Ashwin 6-41)

by 75 runs