India Vs Australia 2017 - 2nd Test, Day 2

Renshaw put on a crucial 52-run stand with Marsh to keep the Indian attack temporarily at bay as runs came at a miserly rate of roughly two an over.

While Australia showed great amount of resilience, it was the Indian bowlers who fired salvos and came up with a spirited show to slow down Australia's progress.

One can not take anything away from the two Indian pacers Ishant Sharma (1/39 in 23 overs) and Yadav (1/57 in 24 overs), who bowled their hearts out with little success.

Ishant Sharma, apart from teasing Australian batsmen with his amusing facial expressions, bowled brilliantly.

The second was an evident inside edge off Shaun Marsh that was reviewed for a leg before decision and the third on Matthew Wade, when the wicketkeeper batsman seemed to have pad-gloved one that spun off the rough, but the review rightly showed there was no connect with the glove.

Ashwin bowled another over from around the wicket with the ball taking huge turns and Renshaw padded a few deliveries.Before the over started, Kohli and Smith were seen talking to eachother.Australia trail by 130 runs. The duo added 57 runs for the sixth wicket during which they got past India's first innings total.

Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh were definitely the stars of the day for the visitors, with both left-handed batsmen notching up half-centuries.

Australia finished the second day of the second Test against India in style by adding 48 runs to the lead.

Australia showed how it should be done when Shaun Marsh was on 44, after tea.

India captain Virat Kohli and his Australian counterpart Steve Smith were constantly talking to each other, forcing the umpires to intervene and calm things down. His figures are now the best by any visiting bowler in India. For India, bowlers did bowl their hearts out but luck at times didn't favour them and some credit needs to be given to the Aussie batsmen for being patient at the crease.

India removed unsafe opener David Warner and in-form captain Steve Smith cheaply today to dominate the first session of the second day of the second cricket Test here on Sunday. The skipper was dismissed for an uncharacteristic 8 runs from 52 balls, which reiterated how tough the surface is.

  • Julie Sanders