Twitter Reactions: Australia hold edge despite some brilliant bowling by India on Day 2

Twitter Reactions: Australia hold edge despite some brilliant bowling by India on Day 2

Shaun Marsh Australia
Shaun Marsh. (Photo Source: BCCI)

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.

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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:

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