After the towering contributions from Rahane and a sensational half-century from Jadeja, India was sliced under 326 all-out. Due to a mixup between Jadeja and Rahane cost a runout and the centurion was out, it opened the tunnel to end the batting line up of the visitors. It was too late as the damage was done as India lead with 131 runs post their batting.
India pinned down the heavyweight effortlessly
The Australians are struggling hard to find their rhythm only because of the elegant bowling from India. They are buried under the pressure of scoring runs, the top order collapse has earned mockery and the habitual results seem a serious concern to the team.
Departing the openers has become a ritual, on the pitch which had less to provide for bowlers, Indian bowler's constant deliveries in the right area cost heavily to the Aussies. Matthew Wade appeared tall on a side (40), but the other batters were disappointing. All the bowlers got pieces of wickets which boosted India to edge them and dominate, Jadeja was the top pick of the bowler picking up 25/2, but the prominent wicket was of Steven Smith who was outplayed by Jasprit Bumrah in the 33rd over.
The hosts were never allowed to counter-attack or revamp their struggling base square. After the dismissal of Wade, the hosts were scared with the constant flow of wickets, Captain Tim Paine failed to provide applauding innings similar to the 1st match.
The lower order secured the team to get another bowling chance, they were stubborn to give up their wickets. Green and Cummins branched their bats and helped the team lead with just 2 runs. As the hosts still fought and survived on 133/6.
India eyes to conclude the struggling hosts and smell the sweet victory, despite being in control of the game, Aussies are reputed for their jaw-dropping comeback leaving no blood and sweat pass in vain.
Stay tuned for the electrifying day 4 where both the teams aim to taste blood which leads to victory.