Kohli kept up his word that India will not repeat what they did in the first test as the Indian bowlers, especially Ashwin, showed up when they were needed! TheTwitterati had a field day as India staged a brilliant comeback after their batting collapse early in the day and tied the series 1-1.
After restricting India to a total of 188 in the morning, Australia looked on course before losing the plot to lose by 76 runs on Day 4 of the Bangalore Test. Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on a well-deserved century before R Ashwin scalped another 5-wicket haul as India leveled the series 1-1.
Brief scores: India 189 (KL Rahul 90; Nathan Lyon 8/50) & 274 (Cheteshwar Pujara 92, J Hazlewood 6/67) beat Australia 276 (S Marsh 66; R Jadeja 6/63) & 112 (Smith 28; Ashwin 6/41) by 75 runs.
What we needed this morning!
VVS Laxman should step out of commentary box and bat for India right now. #IndvsAus— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 7, 2017
Constant things in life: Death, taxes and Indian collapses!
India's collapse in 1st Test:— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 7, 2017
94/3 to 105/10
77/3 to 107/10
India's collapse in 2nd Test:
156/4 to 189/10
238/4 to 274/10
It's all about the power!
Marsh: Should I review?— cricBC (@cricBC) March 7, 2017
Smith: You crazy? Captain always gets to use the last review.#IndvAus
It is gonna be a long day for Bhajji today! :P
No matter which way this turns. The press will be lining up at Bhajji's house for quote. #IndvAus— cricBC (@cricBC) March 7, 2017
Roller coaster ride, indeed!
Hoping no one comes out of syllabus in the next game! Plan for Matthew Wade too!
Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) March 7, 2017
No.1 team for a reason!
The great Indian fightback. Now showing at a TV station near you! 😎#IndvAus— srijith (@srijithcfc) March 7, 2017
Hayden, did you learn the art of jinxing from Shastri?
Hayden jinxes Pujara in the 90s & Pujara is out.— Clive (@vanillawallah) March 7, 2017
Ravi Shastri jinxes Mitch Marsh with Australia 87 runs behind.
Smith's understanding of DRS is different!
According to Smith, DRS = Dressing-room Review System #INDvsAUS— Sushrutha Metikurke (@3eyeview) March 7, 2017
When Ashwin got his revenge
Ashwin the man!
200th wicket for Ashwin in home Tests, in just the 30th Test. #IndvAus— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) March 7, 2017
That comparison! :)
Ashwin on 4th day, is like Nadal on Clay. #MicroPoetry— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 12, 2016
What a response by India!
#INDvsAUS Great comeback by India to level the series. Ashwin takes his 25th 5 wicket haul out of 42 tests played👏👏 India! India!— Ishmeet Singh Banga (@ishmeetbanga27) March 7, 2017