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India Win 2nd Test by 75 runs, Ashwin took 6 Wickets

India Win 2nd Test by 75 runs, Ashwin took 6 Wickets

Australia slipped to a stunning 75-run defeat on day four of the second Test in Bengaluru, bowled out for 112 in pursuit of 188.

Peter Handscomb made a valiant 24 but he fell hitting out to Ravi Ashwin, after Matthew Wade fell for a duck from the final final ball before tea, and Mitchell Starc and Steve O’Keefe could only contribute one and two respectively on the other side of the break. Nathan Lyon was the last wicket to fall in a dramatic collapse of 6-11, hitting a return catch to Ashwin to hand the off-spinner his sixth wicket.

The first wicket to fall was Matt Renshaw (five), who edged Ishant Sharma for four through the slips cordon to get off the mark but had no such luck soon after, tickling one to wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha from the same bowler.

Steve Smith joined David Warner (17) in the middle, and immediately survived a big lbw shout from Ishant before sweeping off-spinner Ravi Ashwin to the fence to kick-start his innings.

Warner then lofted Ashwin over long on for six as the deficit fell below 150, though the left-hander fell when he was struck on the pad from the off-spinner attempting to sweep and given out by the standing umpire.

The left-hander reviewed the decision and ball-tracking technology appeared to show he was struck outside off stump, however the impact was deemed inline and the batsman was sent on his way.

A short time later, Shaun Marsh (9) was struck on the pad outside off stump while not offering a shot to Umesh Yadav, and was given out to leave the tourists 3-67.