Another one! Jadeja joins the action now! Steve O'Keefe misses the Indian bowler’s fiery delivery and gets out bowled.
O'Keefe goes for two runs and India need just two more wickets.
Australia: 110/8 after 34.2 overs.
Ravichandran Ashwin picks up his fourth wicket! He bowls a classical arm ball and hits the stumps. Australia lose one of their best batsmen in the series – Mitchell Starc.
The speedster goes for one run and India are just three wickets away from winning the second Test.
Australia: 103/7 after 30 overs.
Wriddhiman Saha leaps to his right after Matthew Wade obliges Ashwin with a little edge off his bat. Ball deflects off the pad and India have their sixth wicket.
India are on top now! They just need to wrap up the Australian innings. But one more partnership by the visitors and the pendulum might swing again.
Australia: 101/6, need 87 runs to win.
Die is cast. Aus need a miracle to win from here methinks— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 7, 2017
India have their fifth wicket. Australia have lost Mitch Marsh for 13 with Karun Nair latching onto this one at short-leg.
Australia: 101/5, still need another 87 runs to win the match.
Umesh Yadav has got the wicket India has been waiting for, Yadav’s ball doesn’t bounce as much and crashes into the Australian captain’s pads.
Smith has got to go for sure, but he his having a chat with Peter Handscomb about going for a review.
Smith looks at the dressing room for a suggestion and Virat runs to the umpire to complain. Virat is not happy with Smith looking at his dressing room at all.
Steve Smith is walking back for 28 runs.
Australia: 75/4 after 21 overs.
Looking at the dressing room for a signal to take the review??? Now....that's CHEATING. #IndvAus— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 7, 2017
Smith gets a grubber, India get the wicket they wanted most. Pendulum has swung dramatically in their favour...— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 7, 2017
114 runs, 6 wickets. I am tempted to believe this is the series at stake, not just this game.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 7, 2017
Umesh Yadav gets India’s third wicket. Shaun Marsh offers no shot and Yadav’s delivery comes back and hits the Australian’s pads.
Marsh and Smith have a long chat and decide not to go for a review. Marsh goes for nine runs.
However, the replays are showing that the ball would have missed the stumps by a long way. Since, Australia have just one review left, maybe they want to save it for later.
Australia: 67/3 after 15 overs.
Pitch has put umpires under pressure as well. Marsh unlucky. For a top-order batsman, review made sense if there was so much doubt— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 7, 2017
I greatly fear, with these referrals, that there is too much pressure on the non-striker to play umpire— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 7, 2017
Warner tries to sweep Ashwin and is trapped LBW! But Warner and Smith decide to go for a review and the replays show, the ball would have just clipped the off-stump.
Umpire’s call stays and India have their second wicket. India are on track, but they need to keep going. There’s no stopping from here.
Australia: 44/2 after 10 overs.
Warner's been Ashwin's bunny. Trifle unlucky this time, but hasn't read offie well at all. Test looks headed for finish today - either way!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 7, 2017
My biggest grouse against #DRS is to have the 'umpire's call' for things that are visible...pitching and impact. How can there be ambiguity?— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 7, 2017
Ishant Sharma has done the trick for India. Matt Renshaw (5 runs) snicks the delivery by Ishant Sharma outside the off-stump and Saha takes a simple catch behind the stumps.
India will need to keep picking up wickets and keep attacking the stumps on the Bengaluru wicket.
Australia: 22/1 after 4.3 overs.
Considering how he'd batted yet in the series, Matt Renshaw's is a BIG wicket. India a couple of more to feel in control. Tension mounts— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 7, 2017
The Australian openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw have come out to bat with a positive intent. They are running between the wickets well and also defending confidently.
While, the Indian bowlers have got close, they need to pick up early wickets to stay in the game.
Australia: 22/0 after 4 overs.
Ishant Sharma falls just before lunch and India get all out for 276 runs. Australia need 188 runs to win the second Test and take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Ishant played a poor shot after playing a classical tail-ender’s innings. He got out caught to Steve O'Keefe.
India were crusing when Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were batting early in the day, but then they lost four wickets in eight balls and were reduced to 246/8.
Thereafter, Saha added 12 runs with Umesh Yadav and 16 runs with Ishant Sharma and took India’s lead to 187 runs.
Is it going to be enough? The Indian bowlers will have the answer for you in sometime.
188 not easy but India need early inroads to believe. Patience the key. Australia under pressure too because the result is so big for them— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 7, 2017
Aus turn to fight back. Superb bowling today. India's lead 187. Seemed unlikely y'day afternoon but enuf to win now?What a gr8 Test this is!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 7, 2017
This will be a game of pressure now as much as skill. Result of the series so important for both sides that it could impact performance— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 7, 2017
Oh no! This shot by Umesh Yadav could be the difference between victory and defeat. He wanted to hit Josh Hazlewood over the mid-off fielder but presents a simple catch to David Warner.
Yadav goes for one run and Hazlewood picks up six wickets!
India: 258/9 (lead by 171 runs) after 87.3 overs.
Even if you are a tailender, in a situation where 5 or 10 runs could be critical, you have to put a price on your wicket.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 7, 2017
On wearing pitches, with a bit of up and down bounce, the tall fast bowler who hits the deck is just as dangerous as the spinner. #Ishant— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 7, 2017
It’s another batting collapse for the Indian team. Ashwin smacked Hazlewood for a boundary in the fourth ball of the 86th over and then in the very next ball he was bowled through the gates.
India have gained a lead of 159 runs with Saha still in the middle. Can they reach 200?
India: 246/8 after 86 overs.
Oops, this is a decisive shift— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 7, 2017
Cheteshwar Pujara loops a simple catch to Mitchell Marsh and gets out in the 90s for the first time in his Test career. He was playing a brilliant innings until a delivery off Hazlewood jumped up to the shoulder of his bat and fell into Marsh’s hands.
India have lost three wickets in the space of six balls. India have got a lead of 155 runs, but that’s not enough.
Mitchell Starc strikes twice in two balls! Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were running away with the match before Starc trapped Rahane in front of the stumps.
First, the umpire gave it not out, but then the Australians reviewed and the replays showed that the ball would have hit the leg-stump.
Rahane walked back and then in the very next ball, Karun Nair was bowled, first ball, to fantastic yorker by Starc.
India: 238/6 after 85 overs.
Ajinkya Rahane answers all his critics with a very gritty fifty. He brings up his 11th Test fifty in 128 balls with a spectacular cover drive off Mitchell Starc. The Mumbai batsman has concentrated very hard and applied himself very well in the second innings.
Rahane and Pujara have put on 108 runs together and India’s lead has gone up to 141 runs.
India: 228/4 after 80.2 overs. (Australia takes new ball)
In just the fourth over of the day, Nathan Lyon hits Pujara’s pads with a classic off-spinner and the umpire raises his finger.
But the Indian batsman reviewes it straight away and the replays show that the ball would have missed leg-stump.
India: 220/4 after 76 overs.
Welcome to the coverage of day four of the second Test between India and Australia from Bengaluru. India clawed their way back into the game on day three after restricting Australia’s lead to 87 runs and notching a lead of 126 runs until the close of play on Monday.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane strung a 93-run partnership and made sure that India didn’t lose a wicket during the entire last session on day three.
If the Indians manage to get a lead of around 250 runs then the they will certainly have a match on their hands. On the other hand, the Australians will be looking to wrap up the Indian innings as soon as possible. The home side ended day three at 213/4.
Here’s what our cricket expert Nishant Arora had to say in his review of day three of the second Test.