With the Australian duo of Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw batting with positive intent, the pressure clearly was mounting on the Indians on the second morning of the second Test in Bengaluru on Sunday that saw a charged up Ravichandran Ashwin and skipper Virat Kohli exchange words with opener Renshaw.
After bundling India out for a paltry 189 in their first innings, the overnight Australian opening pair of Renshaw and David Warner were solid as they pushed the score past fifty.
Smith joined Renshaw after the dismissal of Warner. Smith pushed a ball past bowler Ashwin who couldn't stop it as Renshaw was in the way. The pair took a single. This appeared to have angered Kohli and Ashwin, who exchanged words with the tall Queensland opener.
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.