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India vs Australia Live Score and Commentary, India v Australia Test Series 2017

India 189/10 & 274/10
Australia 276/10 & 112/10 (35.4 ov) Run rate 3.16
Refresh India win by 75 runs
India won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Josh Hazlewood 0 0 0 0 0
Bowler O M R W Econ
Ravichandran Ashwin 12.4 4 41 6 3.24
Ravindra Jadeja 8 5 3 1 0.38

Updated: Dec 18, 2017 16:37 | Published: Mar 03, 2017 06:00

India vs Australia Live Score and Commentary

With the series tied at 1-1, there's everything to play for at Ranchi on March 16.



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Until then, it's good bye from all of us here.
KL Rahul was adjudged the man of the match.
 
"There's no better place for me to come and perform. The loss really hit us hard. This victory for the young team india will be the best victory."

Whe asked if his local knowledge about the track helped, he didn't hesitate one bit. 
"I know what the wicket's going to play like. I told Virat, if we get 150 runs, we'll win by 30 runs and that's what happened."
Virat Kohli was visibly ecstatic. 

"We wanted to bounce back hard. Not to show anyone, but ourselves that we can compete. We showed the intent that we can win from any situation. I think that first sesson on day 2 was game changing for us. From the moment they did not score big in the first innings, we knew we were in with a chance. We knew if we get 150, they would be under pressure." 
 
The skpper picked out the Pujara-Rahane partnership as the vital moment. 

"Pujara-Rahane partnership was a champion partnership. The way they batted was absolutely pleasing to see. As soon as we got 188, we decided that the game was going to finish today. We can't wait to get to Ranchin now. The team's not going to look back anymore".
Steve Smith, despite the loss, sounded upbeat. 
"It was a great Test match. I think we were outplayed in the last day or two. The Pujara-Rahane partnership hurt us. This afternoon didn't go to plan. R Ashwin hit the good areas and challenged our batters."

When quizzed about the pitch, he said the conditions were tough. "It was quite hard to play. It was a bit of up and down with the quicks. It wasn't difficult but Test match cricket isn't supposed to be easy."

He added that the team will have to give the DRS a thought. 
"It's a difficult pitch to umpire on and we'll have to think about our referrals going forward. It's been a great two Test matches and certainly everything to play for."


Speaking after the Test, C Pujara said the target was good enough. "Anything above 200 was almost impossible to chase. After getting past 150 runs, we believed in ourselves." 

R Ashwin was visibly happy with his rhythm. "When wickets come, things automatically come in place. We tried to bowl short spell and rotating between me and Jaddu to keep attacking. Short spells gave me the window to toss it up." 

Umesh Yadav was instrumental today. "We were just trying to hit the deck hard. We were just trying to focus on hitting the wickets," he said.

After conceding a first innings lead of 87, India's comeback in this Test has been remarkable. At the end of Day1, after Nathan Lyon sent India packing with 8/50, fans feared the worst. But India's ability to unite as a team and fight hard was heartening to watch. 

On a wicket that did everything, the batsmen had to really put their heads down and apply themselves to the task on hand. Australia did that well in the first innings and India took a leaf out of their book in their second innings. 
It's all over. India win by 75 runs. R Ashwin finishes off with a caught and bowled. It's 1-1 in the series now. 
35.4 OUT! Caught & Bowled. Ravichandran Ashwin to Nathan Lyon. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler, fielded by Ashwin.
35.3 Ravichandran Ashwin to Nathan Lyon. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Rahane.
35.2 OUT! Caught. Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to leg slip, by Saha.
35.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
OVER
35
Runs Scored: 0
Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja
Score after 35 overs: 110/8(rr 3.14)
Over Summary: . W . . . .
34.6 Ravindra Jadeja to Nathan Lyon. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
34.5 Ravindra Jadeja to Nathan Lyon. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nair.
34.4 Ravindra Jadeja to Nathan Lyon. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
34.3 Ravindra Jadeja to Nathan Lyon. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
34.2 OUT! Bowled. Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed.
34.1 Ravindra Jadeja to Steve O'Keefe. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
OVER
34
Runs Scored: 0
Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin
Score after 34 overs: 110/7(rr 3.24)
Over Summary: . . . . . .
33.6 Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Saha.
33.5 Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
33.4 Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
33.3 Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
33.2 Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
33.1 Ravichandran Ashwin to Peter Handscomb. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Nair.
OVER
33
Runs Scored: 3
Bowler: Umesh Yadav
Score after 33 overs: 110/7(rr 3.33)
Over Summary: 1 . lb . 1 .
32.6 Umesh Yadav to Steve O'Keefe. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Nair.
32.5 Umesh Yadav to Peter Handscomb. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pujara.
32.4 Umesh Yadav to Peter Handscomb. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Saha.
32.3 Umesh Yadav to Steve O'Keefe. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to fine leg for 1 run.
32.2 Umesh Yadav to Steve O'Keefe. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Match Start Time: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 09:30 AM IST