Who Said What: World reacts as India's bowlers keep them in the game
After a bad start to the second Test, India’s bowlers ensured that the hosts are still in with a chance of leveling the series as they stopped Australia from getting away on day two fo the Bengaluru Test. The visitors still hold the upper hand though as they lead by 48 runs with four wickets in hand.
It all began when Ravichandran Ashwin’s ploy worked as he bowled David Warner. Then Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw dug in and provided stoic resistance and although Smith was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja before lunch, Australia’s batsmen continued to show plenty of grit in hanging in on a tricky surface.
Surprisingly, although Ashwin bowled the majority of the overs and looked threatening before lunch, it was Jadeja who finished the day with the best figures of 3/49 and bowled just 17 overs, compared to the other front-line bowlers who bowled over 20 and Ashwin who bowled 41.
For Australia, although they managed just 197 runs in the day, the fact that they still have four wickets in hand means it is a good day in the office as they look to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series.
Here are the reactions from the cricket fraternity:
It's just dawned on me that Australia are looking like a Proper Test match team again..... Its ruined my Sunday .... !!!!!!!!!!— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 5, 2017
Test cricket at its best going on.— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 5, 2017
Great banter,fake laughs.
the ebbs and flows is so good to see.#INDvsAUS
Top spell this by Umesh Yadav!— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) March 5, 2017
Quality test match bowling!#INDvAUS
If you love your test cricket then turn it on right now #INDvAUS riveting contest going on in the Garden City.— Matthew Hayden AM (@HaydosTweets) March 5, 2017
Great day Australia, Great day!! #IndvAus— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) March 5, 2017
Doesn't get much better than that, high class test match cricket. #INDvAUS— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) 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