India produced a brilliant performance on Day 4 of the Second Test match defeated Australia by 75 runs in Bangalore. It was due to the brilliant performances by the bowlers who clinched the match and as a result, they were able to level the match in 1-1 series.
Right from KL Rahul’s batting to Ravichandran Ashwin’s magic spinner, the match was entirely filled with brilliant performances. Here are the few factors that lead to the victory of Indians.
When Australia was chasing nicely at 82/1 with a reply to Indians at 189 runs in the first innings, they desperately required wickets to be dropped down. Then, comes Ravindra Jadeja and changed the entire game with his continuous strikes. Firstly, he dismissed Steve Smith and drew the well-settled Matt Renshaw stumped out. And then, Peter Handscombe got out and Australia was present in the lower order.
KL Rahul’s batting
Facing difficulty at 87, India needed to be present at the top. KL Rahul’s half-century completely changed the game. Aussies helped Rahul by not bowling a tight line. His knockout at 51 (85 balls) made wiped for the Indians.
After continuous drop-down of wickets along with Rahul’s knock out made India have some calm heads to steer and set the Aussies a challenging target. Pujara survived a few close strikeouts and was helped by resolute Ajinkya Rahane. Both of them added 118 runs and lead them by 150 runs, which ultimately made a challenging total for Aussies.
Throughout the entire innings, David Warner had to play against his nature. For once, he tried to break the shackles. After striking Ashwin’s spin to a six, he tried to sweep him off the boundary but was missed and declared an ‘out’. However, Warner goes for the review but it went against him.
After Warner’s dismissal, all was left for the Aussies was Steve Smith. The one of the best Australia Batsman and his partnership was with Shaun Marsh. Marsh was leg-before but perhaps, aware of the loss due to Warner. However, Smith couldn’t last as long as Umesh Yadav’s delivery stricken his leg-before. At that time, Australians were at 74/4.