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    9.1 lbw first ball. Long long chat, and they decide to review. Warner doesn't look convinced, but he has reviewed it. Warner has picked a ball too full to sweep and is beaten. The question is, has he got an edge or has it straightened enough? This is pitched outside off, the ball has straightened, and I don't see any part of ball in line. However, the machine is showing "umpire's call". I don't know how. I must be wrong, but I will need an explanation from somebody here. Don't see any part of ball in line. They show umpire's call. Both on impact and the stumps. On many more replays, perhaps one mm of the ball hit him in line. Oof 42/2
    4.3 Renshaw is walking. Ishant strikes. This has taken off from a crack. A length ball, angling in to Renshaw, who has to play the angle, but the ball kicks off and leaves him a touch. Takes the glove on the way. India are back into this 22/1
    20.3 it needed something like this to get Smith out. A grubber to end all grubbers. This is short of a length, and doesn't leave the ground at at all. Hits him on the boot almost. Bang in front of middle. No doubt about that decision. This would have almost bounced twice before reaching the stumps. Smith has a chat with the non-striker, he also looks at the change room for a clue, but the umpires stop him. And even as the umpire prevents him from doing it, Kohli also intervenes. Umpire Llong tells Kohli also not to butt in 74/4
    14.6 no shot offered and given. This is short of a length, hits a crack, and comes back in. Given out on the field, Marsh and Smith have a long chat. They are both unsure, but because they have only one review left, they don't take the final challenge. Had the Warner review not been erased, Australia would have definitely challenged this. This would have missed by a long way. Finally Australia have made a DRS review. How much of a difference has that proverbial mm in the Warner decision made? 67/3
    35.2 that's a 25th five-for for Ashwin. Is this another topspinner? No it is a regulation offbreak. Handscomb tries something desperate with only tail for company. Jumps out of the crease, doesn't get to the pitch of it, and hence tries a slog. The ball, though, explodes from the pitch and stands up to take a massive edge for Saha to claim running a few metres back 110/9
    25.6 this is how Lyon took all those wickets in the first innings. Marsh goes back to a length ball, the ball kicks and jumps, he follows it with his hands and gloves it onto his thigh pad. Nair at short leg is so exited he starts celebrating before taking the catch. His hands flick his helmet as they go up to complete the catch, but the ball is a long way from the helmet 101/5
    27.5 And Jadeja and Ashwin have produced another wicket before tea. Saha takes a great catch too. An offbreak on off. Wade plays for the turn. The ball doesn't turn, hits the inside edge onto the pad and lobs towards the vacant short leg. Saha dives full length. Nay he flies. Takes it with both hands 101/6
    29.4 full ball, no turn, and India are three strikes away. Natural variation again. Starc defends for the turn, but there is no turn on this offbreak, and he has had his off stump pegged back. Off the underarm too. India ecstatic. The jack in the box gone. Credit to Ashwin, watching the replay. This is the topspinner with the seam upright 103/7
    34.2 Jadeja too good. He has created many wickets today, but now he gets one in his own ledger. O'Keefe plays a forward defensive to a length ball. The ball hits a crack, refuses to turn or bounce. It rolls along the ground to hit the stump mic on the middle stump. India two wickets away 110/8
    35.4 Ashwin ends it with a return catch and throws the ball to the moon. Classic offspinners' dismissal to get the rival offspinner out. Tosses this up outside off, draws a drive, beats him in flight and accepts the catch himself 112/10
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    Extras
    11 (b 8, lb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    112 all out (35.4 Overs, RR: 3.14, 158 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (MT Renshaw, 4.3 ov), 2-42 (DA Warner, 9.1 ov), 3-67 (SE Marsh, 14.6 ov), 4-74 (SPD Smith, 20.3 ov), 5-101 (MR Marsh, 25.6 ov), 6-101 (MS Wade, 27.5 ov), 7-103 (MA Starc, 29.4 ov), 8-110 (SNJ O'Keefe, 34.2 ov), 9-110 (PSP Handscomb, 35.2 ov), 10-112 (NM Lyon, 35.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    I Sharma6.012814.6610
    R Ashwin12.444163.2300
    UT Yadav9.023023.3300
    RA Jadeja8.05310.3700

Close of Play

  • Sat, 4 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 40/0 (DA Warner 23*, MT Renshaw 15*, 16 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 237/6 (MS Wade 25*, MA Starc 14*, 106 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Mar - day 3 - India 2nd innings 213/4 (CA Pujara 79*, AM Rahane 40*, 72 ov)
  • Tue, 7 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 112 (35.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Can India defend?

3

No. of times India have successfully defended targets of less than 188. Two of those against Australia - 107 at Wankhede in 2004 and 143 at MCG in 1981.

Quick wickets

9

No. of balls in which India lost 4 wickets - Rahane, Nair, Pujara and Ashwin. In the first Test, they had lost 4 wickets in a span of 8 balls in their first inns.

Rahul's double

3

No. of openers to score 50+ in both innings of a Test in Bangalore, including Rahul. Other 2: Greenidge (1974) and A Jadeja (1995).

Room for improvement

12.20

KL Rahul's average in the 2nd inns in Tests, before this, compared to his 1st inns average of 60.64. His highest score in the 2nd inns is only 38.

Marsh at No. 4

18

Runs scored by Shaun Marsh at No. 4 position in his last five innings, before today - scores of 0, 0, 0, 2, 16. He has scored a fifty at that position in this innings.

Resolute Renshaw

5

No. of times Matt Renshaw has faced 100+ deliveries in his 9 Test innings, including this innings.

Ashwin again

8

No. of times Ashwin has dismissed Warner in 12 Tests - the most he has dismissed any batsman. Also the most Warner has fallen to any bowler.

Opening high for visitors

7

No. of 50+ opening stands for visiting teams in this Indian home season, including Warner-Renshaw today. The home team has had only 2 such partnerships.