Australia vs India Cricket Highlights Today – 2nd Test Day 4 – 7 March 2017
Watch India vs Australia 2nd Test day 4 highlights today. IND vs AUS highlights. Yesterday India had been in a strong position to gain upper hand after initial shock in the first innings. Pujara and Rahane played superbly and at stumps Pujara was not out at 79 while Rahane was nearing his fifty. Today a lot was expected of this pair but these hopes remained unfulfilled. Pujara could score 92 while Rahane was declared LBW at 52. After their departure, Indian batting collapsed and they could score only 274 runs, giving an easy target of 188 runs for Australia. Josh Hazlewood got 6 wickets and became the mainspring behind India’s another low total despite a decent start.
After they got new ball, Australian bowlers earned five wickets in 19 deliveries. A last-wicket partnership between Wriddhiman Saha and Ishant Sharma nudged India’s lead to 187. Otherwise things were very bleak for them. They still need some extraordinary bowling to achieve an unlikely victory.
Hazlewood’s figures were the best by an Australia fast bowler in a Test innings in India for 37 years, since Geoff Dymock claimed 7 for 67 at Kanpur in October 1979. India started the morning at 213 for 4 and hoped to extend their lead past 200, but the work of Australia’s fast bowlers made that a difficult ask, and India were bowled out for 274, having added 61 to their overnight total for the loss of their last six wickets.
Starc started the carnage by swinging the new ball in to Ajinkya Rahane, who on 52 was rapped on the pad and given not out by umpire Nigel Llong. However, Steven Smith opted for a review and it was a good one for Australia as the decision was overturned. Next ball, Karun Nair failed to handle Starc’s pace and swing and tickled an inside edge onto his stumps, and such was the ferocity of the delivery that the leg stump shattered on impact.