India v Australia 2nd Test day 2 report: Despite Warner, Smith's failure, visitors show spine to post 237/6

Come day 3, India will look to bundle them for as little as possible and then look to apply themselves and bat

This has to be a day Australia will not forget soon. The application and the doggedness they exhibited was commendable. Renshaw, Marsh and Smith showed resistance on a pitch that was double-paced. Australia end day 2 at 237 for 6. The day started off with Ashwin getting Warner early in the piece, the ball turned a mile to dislodge the timber. But from then on in, Smith and Renshaw held fort to steady the ship. The run rate they were going at was just over 2 for the day, which is low considering it is Australia.

Jadeja finally got the better of Smith just before lunch. Handscomb also showed for a while why he is highly rated in the southern hemisphere. Renshaw lost his wicket and hour after lunch, he scored a gritty fifty, he won’t forget soon. It has been a day that can be said, belonged to both sides as Australia did not score too many runs. India will be hoping they do not get a lead of 100+.

Indian bowlers have to be given credit for the way they bowled, especially the pacers. They bowled fast and accurate asking questions to the Australian batsman all the time. Tough the wickets do not show their contribution, but they bowled their hearts out.

Tomorrow will be an important day in the context of the series because India have just tomorrow. Virat Kohli and Co. probably have this last chance to prove their numero uno tag justice. They will also have to show application or if the pitch is not playing up as expected then look to counter.