India vs Australia 2nd Test - M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Live updates day 2:

Australia trail by 123 runs with 9 wickets remaining.

Australia 66/1 (32.3 ov)

India 189 - M Lyon 50/8

India score 177/7 in 65 overs. KL Rahul 86*, Nathan Lyon 44/5.

India line-up: Abhinav Mukund, , Karun Nair, R Ashwin, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.

India won the toss and elected to bat first.

Australia started their ongoing Indian series when everybody had written them off, but Steven Smith and his boys portrayed some impeccable cricket skills in the spin-friendly Pune pitch and marked a huge win in the margin of 333 runs.

Virat Kohli who won the toss for India has decided to bat first. For India, Karun Nair has found his place in the playing eleven, while Jayant Yadav who had a poor outing in Pune is sitting in the bench. Abhinav Mukund is opening the innings for the Indian team with K L Rahul.

India has already lost their first wicket, as Mitchell Starc showed Abhinav Mukund the way to the pavilion. The hosts have now scored 30 runs with the loss of one wicket. K L Rahul (25) and Cheteshwar Pujara (3) are in the crease for the hosts.

On the other hand, Australia will stick on to the same eleven which played the first game, as Steven Smith does not want to make any change in the winning combination.

Pitch conditions

As expected, the pitch at Bangalore is flat, and it will be a perfect paradise for batsmen. From the third day, cracks may develop on the surface, and it will favor the spinners for sure.

Television telecast info in the United States

In the United States, Willow TV will be telecasting this game. The Indian National Cricket team has a huge fan following all across the US, and record viewership is expected for this game in the country.

How to watch the match in India?

In India, Star Group has bagged the television telecast rights of this series. The game will be shown live on Star Sports, and the live streaming can be enjoyed by visiting the official website of Star Sports or Hotstar.

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