WATCH: How Virat Kohli used his ‘secret’ 12th man to get the wicket of Mitchell Marsh

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New Delhi | Updated: March 5, 2017 5:27:34 PM

India vs Australia: Obliging to the Indian captain, the entire stadium went up for an LBW appeal along with the Indian team and the umpire had to raise his figure.

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The 2nd day between India and Australia at Bengaluru turned out to be a hard-fought contest between the two sides. India started the day on backfoot after being bowled out for just 189 runs on Day 1 thanks to Nathan Lyon’s magical spell of 50/8. To make a comeback Virat Kohli’s team needed wickets in quick succession. However, an industrious Matt Renshaw and a resolute Shaun Marsh ensured that they don’t give the hosts any opening in the game by scoring half-centuries.

Leading into the Tea break, Australia had put on 163 at the loss of 4 wickets with one over to go. By then, the crowd had sensed that the match is going away from Indian team and went silent. When one of Ishant Sharma’s deliveries went passed Shaun Marsh’s edge in that over, Virat Kohli asked the crowd to get behind the team. The Indian captain was very animated as always in front of his RCB fans.

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A couple of balls later, Ishant Sharma managed to beat Shaun’s brother Mitchell Marsh. Obliging to the Indian captain, the entire stadium went up for an LBW appeal along with the Indian team and the umpire had to raise his finger. It was one of those occasions when the crowd actually played its part as the 12th man in building pressure and helped India get an important wicket at a crucial time.

Also Read: WATCH: When Ishant Sharma’s on-field theatrics against Steven Smith made Virat Kohli’s day

Earlier in the day, fast-bowler Ishant Sharma produced a hilarious moment on the field when he mocked the Aussie captain for his ‘indifferent’ batting technique which made even an usually animated Virat Kohli, laugh. As the teams were heading towards lunch, India had picked up just one wicket and the frustration was visible on bowlers’ faces. Right then, one of Ishant Sharma’s delivery kept low, almost taking away Steve Smith’s wicket. In his follow through, he copied the Australian captain, drawing applause from all his teammates.

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