As Australia currently struggle through their second innings against India, they are 154/5 at the time of writing, the second Test between the two nations looks certain to end in a draw.
Sachin Tendulkar’s incredible first innings of 214, just days after he was named the ICC’s cricketer of the year, was brought to an end by Australian debutant Peter George.
George can claim Tendulkar as his first ever Test wicket, not a bad feat in itself, but the Australian spinner can now take confidence after the wicket of India’s strongest batsman, and, should India get a second chance to bat, can establish some form ahead of the Ashes series.
George took 2-48 off 21 overs as he sets out to prove to the Australian selectors that he deserves a place in the Ashes squad.
Indian spinners, Harbajhan Singh and Pragyan Ojha are relishing the cracking surface at Bangalore, taking all five of Australia’s second innings wickets between them on the fourth day.
India are searching for a series whitewash over the Australians with a win in the second test and they are 6/4 in the India vs Australia in-play betting market to win.
But with the wicket deteriorating with every ball, George will be hoping for another chance to attack the Indian top order as Australia search to level the series – they are 4/1 to beat India.
With only 14 overs and tomorrow’s play left, and Australian captain Ricky Ponting at the crease, the draw is the most likely result at 10/11 as the time runs out for both sides.
Even if the Indian spinners take a few late wickets today, India only need to draw the second Test to win the series against Australia.
In form Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine joins Ponting at the crease. See the full India vs Australia in-play betting odds market here.