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India vs Australia 2nd Test Live Score, Stream & Updates | IND vs AUS | Sat Mar 2-6 2013

India vs Australia 2nd Test Live Score, Stream & Updates | IND vs AUS | Sat Mar 2-6 2013

2nd Test – India vs Australia Live Match Score & Updates | IND vs AUS Live Sat Mar 2 – Wed Mar 6, 2013

India win Hyderabad Test, take 2-0 lead



Match Overview & Live Updates

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File Photo: India’s Murali Vijay celebrates his first test century during the third day of their second test cricket match against Australia in Bangalore October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

2nd Test – India vs Australia Live | IND vs AUS 2nd test live
Rajiv Gandhi Int. Stadium, Hyderabad
Sat Mar 2 – Wed Mar 6
09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 09:00 PKT

Live Score & Ball by ball updates of the match

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat first

Umpires: HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and M Erasmus (South Africa)

TV umpire: S Ravi

Match referee: BC Broad (England)

Reserve Umpire: S Das

Match Update

Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, here Saturday.

Harbhajan Singh retained his place in the Indian team while left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha remains out.

Australia have dropped Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc for Xavier Doherty and Glen Maxwell.

Australia: Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phil Hughes, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (captain), Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Xavier Doherty

India : Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma

Stumps Day 1

India ended the opening day’s play of the second Test at five for no loss after Australia had declared their innings at 237 for nine at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Saturday.

India trail Australia by 232 runs with Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay batting at 4 and 0 respectively.

Earlier, a fine spell of spin bowling by Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja helped India take five wickets in the final session of the day, reducing Australia from 187 for four to 237 for nine.

Australia opt to bat against India

Clarke’s 91 not enough to check Kumar, Jadeja

Stumps Day 2

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara recorded India’s highest-second wicket partnership against Australia on way to putting their team on top in the second cricket Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Sunday.

Vijay (129) and Pujara (162) went through the grind in the morning session to end day two unbeaten on a 295-run stand with their team sitting pretty at 311 for one and a healthy 74-run lead. Virender Sehwag, the lone batsman to be dismissed during the day, departed cheaply after India resumed with an overnight score of five for no loss.

Australia apparently ran out of ideas after their fast bowlers kept things tight till lunch.

Pujara, Vijay put India on top

Stumps Day 3

India gained firm control of the second cricket Test against Australia despite crashing from 387 for one to 503 all out in reply to the visitors’ first innings score of 237 for nine declared at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, here Monday.

By stumps on the third day, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin pushed the Australians down the slippery slope by bowling David Warner (26) and Phil Hughes (0) round the legs sweeping and, at 74 for two in their second innings, the visitors still need 192 runs to make India bat again in the match.

India in firm control of second Test

Stumps Day 4

India win Hyderabad Test, take 2-0 lead

India defeated Australia by an innings and 135 runs in the second Test match with a day to spare here Tuesday. India now lead the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-0.

Australia, resuming at 74 for two, were bowled out for 131 in the second innings just before lunch on the fourth day. Australia had declared their first innings at 237 for nine.

India were bowled out for 503 in the first innings.

India beat Australia by an innings and 135 runs

Match Scorecard & Ball by ball commentary

Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 2nd Test match between India and Australia in Hyderabad.

Match Preview

Australia is all ready to take on their cricket rivals in the 2nd test of the four test matches series in Hyderabad starting from Saturday March 2, 2013. Earlier India beat Australia and won by 8 wickets that includes MS Dhoni’s brilliant 224 with a strike rate of 84.53. Though India is looking solid with its batting line-up, Australian batsman Shane Watson has said his side would have to play at their absolute best to win the second Test against India starting here Saturday. An additional spinner is on the card but the selectors will have the final say before the test.

He also believes that the team would have to play its aggressive brand of cricket to do well in the series, after losing the first Test at Chennai.

About the wicket, Watson said it looked really nice which may also turn at some stage.

Watson said he would not change very much the way he batted in the first Test but admitted that he would have to spend little more time in the middle to continue to show his intent. He also said he was working to improve his game especially against spinners.

The 2nd Test between India vs Australia is being played at Rajiv Gandhi Int. Stadium, Hyderabad from Sat Mar 2 – Wed Mar 6 (Follow daily updates on March 2, March 3, March 4, March 5 & March 6) at 09:30 local in Hyderabad, 04:00 GMT and 09:00 PKT in Pakistan.

You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 2nd Test match of IND vs AUS here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read India vs Australia match updates and match report after the match is over.

Hyderabad Security

Australians have felt safe in the city despite heightened security measures after last week’s twin bombings that left 15 dead and more than 100 injured.

Despite concerns, the Indian cricket board did not shift the second Test from Hyderabad and the city’s police commissioner has assured unprecedented security levels.

The road that leads from the team hotel to the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was completely sanitised. Some 2,000 security personnel – including five platoons of armed forces and more than 1,400 police – have been deployed at the stadium.

The security has acted as a balm for the Australian team.

More than 60 CCTV cameras have been installed at vehicle check points in the city and mobile phones, bags, banners and cameras have been banned inside the stadium.

Series Updates

Australia takes four spin-bowling options to India for their four-Test tour, with Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith named in a 17-man squad alongside Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty. On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir is out and Harbhajan Singh is in for India. Australian captain Michael Clarke was surprised with the exclusion of Gautam Gambhir from India’s Test squad though and said his bowlers are happy that the aggressive opening batsman was not playing in the series.

There will be total of four test matches on Australia’s tour of India in 2013.

India vs Australia Squads

India Team for 2nd Test: (From) MS Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, R. Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Murali Vijay, Ishant Sharma

Australia team for 2nd Test: (From) Michael Clarke (capt), Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phil Hughes, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Moises Henriques, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty, Jackson Bird, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith

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