India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: Advantage Australia despite India’s fightback

Marsh made his sixth half-century in Test cricket

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India fought back valiantly on the second day of the second Test in Bangalore, but Australia still retained the upper hand going into the third day as they hold a 48-run lead.

Starting off the day on 40/0, Australia were only able to add 12 runs to their score before opener David Warner was clean bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin for 33.

Captain Steve Smith failed to have an impact with the bat as he only made eight runs before being caught behind off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja.

Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh stabilised the innings with a 52-run partnership, during which Renshaw brought up his half-century.

However, he was unable to go on and make the most of it as he was stumped by Wriddhiman Saha off the bowling of Jadeja for 60 off 196 balls, which included five boundaries and a six.

Renshaw scored his third Test fifty

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Peter Handscomb managed to make 16 before becoming Jadeja’s third victim, while Mitchell Marsh failed to trouble the scorers as he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Ishant Sharma.

Marsh and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade steadied the innings with a 57-run stand, during which Marsh surpassed his fifty, before he was removed by Umesh Yadav for 66 off 197 balls, which included four boundaries.

Wade and Mitchell Starc managed to put together an unbeaten 17-run partnership before stumps was called.

Wade finished on 25 off 68 balls, which included two boundaries, while Starc remained undefeated on 14 off 19 deliveries, which included two boundaries.

Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Ashwin, Ishant and Yadav claimed one wicket each.

Australia ended day two on 237/6 and will continue batting on Monday at 09:30 local time or 04:00 GMT.

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