Twitter Reactions: Australia hold edge despite some brilliant bowling by India on Day 2
Published - Mar 5, 2017 5:26 pm | Updated - Mar 5, 2017 5:34 pm
The Bangalore crowd witnessed an exhilarating day of Test cricket on a Sunday. In what was the most competitive day of the series so far, Australia managed to cross India’s tally and also gained a lead with 4 wickets still intact. On the other hand, Indian bowlers showed great intent throughout the day.
Australia resumed from their overnight score of 40/0. David Warner and Matt Renshaw found it tough to score runs against Ravichandran Ashwin who was on a prowl. With much-applied pressure, Ashwin finally managed to sneak one as Warner had his off stump knocked out.
India continued to make things difficult for the Australian batsmen in the middle. There were also some exchange of banter between players as things cooked up in the middle. Steve Smith departed before lunch to make the first session belong to India.
Matt Renshaw who scored his second half century of the series got stumped by Saha after having hit a six off the previous delivery. However, runs kept coming for Australia compared to the first session. Just when it seemed, Australia had managed to gain an edge, India got two wickets in quick succession to make things even before tea.
Shaun Marsh brought up his sixth half century in what was a terrific batting performance by him. India, on the other hand, continued their poor DRS run and also missed out on a couple of half chances. Ishant Sharma had Marsh plumb LBW only to realize he had bowled a no-ball. Umesh Yadav finally did manage to get rid of him later.
At the end of the day, in spite of some brilliant bowling by India, Australia managed to stay a notch ahead above the hosts. Australia ended the day at 237/6 with a lead of 48 runs. Jadeja who bowled the least overs among the lot was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets to his name.
Twitter was quite intrigued in what was a challenging day for both the teams. There was sledging, turn, effort by the pacers and some sensational batting. Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions that took place in an action-packed Day 2 at the Chinnaswamy stadium:
Bowler takes 3 of 6 wickets.
Gets the least overs in the day.
Kohli must be glad that Ravindra Jadeja's dad is not Yograj Singh.#INDvsAUS
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) March 5, 2017
India have done well to ensure that the game hasn't run away from them; though the lead is already enough to irritate
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 5, 2017
Last session pretty much undid all the good work before. Jadeja getting underbowled all day is hard to understand.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) March 5, 2017
This is amazing from Australia. Five days into this series and they have won all five. Huge amount of credit deserved for this
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) March 5, 2017
Another great partnership for the Aussies. Marsh and Wade have been brilliant. This lead is growing
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 5, 2017
Ashwin was given the ball, crowd started chanting "we want Jaddu". Kohli gave the ball to Jadeja and the crowd goes berserk #INDvAUS
— Nikhil Mane ??? (@nikhiltait) March 5, 2017
Masterstroke by India hiring Shane Watson as their DRS coach #INDvsAUS
— Stuy Baby (@stuart_maurice) March 5, 2017
Two outstanding half centuries from Marsh & Renshaw, India have been relentless with the ball today on a very tricky surface! #INDvAUS
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) March 5, 2017
Shaun Marsh has a lot of critics and I get why. But if he gives Australia even a half decent lead here it's a job bloody well done. #INDvAUS
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) March 5, 2017
3rd umpire: *doesn't check replays, gives out*
3rd umpire: *doesn't check replays, gives not out*#INDvsAUS
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) March 5, 2017
To be fair to the selectors, Mitchell marsh is the best non-batting and non-bowling all-rounder in the country. #INDvAUS
— Mark Reid (@foddrick) March 5, 2017
This is just the second time the Marsh brothers have batted together in Tests. First: D/N Test v NZ in Nov, 2015, put on 46 #INDvAUS
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) March 5, 2017
Matt Renshaw has now faced more balls in Test cricket in India than Brian Lara did#INDvAUS
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) March 5, 2017
Six and out for Renshaw. Which is not really how I thought this innings would end.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) March 5, 2017
Renshaw's first 50 in India without diarrhea. #Stats
— Fake Mitch Johnson (@NotMitchJohnson) March 5, 2017
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 5, 2017
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) March 5, 2017
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) March 5, 2017
Manjrekar and co discussing if Kohli and Smith are WhatsApp friends. 15 mins dedo Buzzfeed ko abhi bata denge. Msgs ke screenshot ke saath.
— Rohit Yoda (@rohitshahmi07) March 5, 2017
Tough period here. Have to see off Ashwin and Ishant… and Hayden. #INDvAUS
— Paul Dennett (@the_summer_game) March 5, 2017
Khawaja should be batting 3 and everyone move down a spot. Remove M Marsh. Australia can live without his two overs
— Dennis TEAM INDIA (@DennisCricket_) March 5, 2017