Captain Kohli would look up to Ashwin and company to spin the web around the Aussie batsman and help the Indian team make a comeback on Day 2.
The Australian openers gave a strong start to their team in the first innings and played the Indian bowlers at ease. Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were unable to trouble David Warner and Matt Renshaw thus far.
On Day 1 of Bengaluru Test, India won the toss, elected to bat first and collapsed like a pack of cards. They mirrored the performances of Pune, barring KL Rahul’s steely 90.
Misery continued to rile upon the Indians as one batsman after the other fell either to ordinary shots and if they didn’t, they were plucked out by Nathan Lyon.
He ended with career best figures of 8/50 and ensured the trial by spin, chapter 2 haunted the Indians again.
#At Stumps Australia are 237 for 6
# Shaun Marsh gets dismissed on 66 out by Umesh Yadav
#Shaun Marsh's defiant fifty put the visitors in lead
# Marsh stands tall and pushes it towards point, a well fought fifty! sixth Test fifty for Shaun Marsh!
# Shaun Marsh is given out lbw. He is having a chat with Wade and decides to go upstairs. Looked OUT but Umpire over-turns the decision,
# Players off the field for tea.
# Ishant Sharma deals another blow to the visitors before tea, traps Mitchell Marsh leg before
# Jadeja to Handscomb, out Caught by Ashwin!! Has he dropped that? Juggled a number of times. He claims it and it's been given. Handscomb c Ashwin b Jadeja 16(30) [4s-2]
# Jadeja to Renshaw, out Stumped!! Renshaw st Saha b Jadeja 60(196) [4s-5 6s-1]
# Ashwin to Renshaw, 2 runs, fifty for Renshaw. How impressive has he been on this tour so far!
# Big appeal from India, but it's clearly pitching outside leg. Kohli is wise to decide against the review despite Ishant trying desperately hard to convince him about it.
# Play resumes after lunch as Ashwin starts bowling.
# An intense session of Test match cricket comes to an end. Australia 87/2 ( Renshaw 40, Marsh 2)
# Ishant to Renshaw, 1 run, a bit too straight from round the wicket, Renshaw glances it down to fine leg. That will be lunch
# Jadeja to Smith, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!. Smith c Saha b Jadeja 8(52).
# Testing times these for the batsmen. Very crucial period too. India have the momentum and are bowling well.
# Ashwin to Renshaw, no run, again. Defended to the right of Ashwin and that will be drinks.
# India have gone up for a DRS review against Smith. Given not out for an lbw call.
# Ishant to Smith, no run, this is comical and at the same time great stuff. Smith replies back. Shuffles across to block and appears to mock Ishant back.
# Ashwin magic begins! Warner cleaned up. Australia 51/1
# 50 partnership between Warner and Renshaw.
# Ashwin to Warner, no run, huge shout for caught behind. But umpire Llong shakes his head. Ashwin holds his hands on his forehead.
# Ishant with the ball first up. From round the wicket with a slip and two gullies in place