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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli & Co. 'Aggressive' Bengaluru Win Surprised Australia

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 12, 2017, 4:31 PM IST
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli & Co. 'Aggressive' Bengaluru Win Surprised Australia

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Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade admitted he noticed a distinct change in India's approach in the second Test in Bengaluru which the hosts won by 75 runs to level the four-match series 1-1.

India, who lost the opening Test in Pune by a huge margin of 333 runs, made a remarkable comeback in the second Test and skittle Australia for 112 after setting an easy target of 188 runs.

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The Australian wicketkeeper, Wade, in an interview to Cricket Australia observed this change and said, “They’re always aggressive. But the change from the first Test to the second Test was probably the initial shock. They certainly came out a little harder on day three (at Bengaluru), but we expect them to come hard.”

"When you’ve got a caged lion you expect them to come out pretty hard, to get away," the Australian said.

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Comparing the squad under former skipper MS Dhoni and current captain Virat Kohli, Wade said, "Indian teams are always quite aggressive. Dhoni was a different captain to Kohli, but that’s just personality."

Both teams will now head to Ranchi for the third Test staring March 16.

The fourth and final Test of the series will be played at Dharamsala on March 25.

First Published: March 12, 2017, 4:31 PM IST

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