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Australia feels at home in Bengaluru: IND vs AUS

Team from Down under has won 2 and drawn 2 of 5 Tests played at M Chinnaswamy sports stadium, giving it the edge

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Some grounds provide visiting teams a sense of home away from home.

An example for India would be the New Wanderers sports stadium in Johannesburg. The Indians are yet to lose one test, winning one and drawing the opposite 3 that they need to be played there against South Africa. If results provide any indications, then India sure love taking part in on that ground.

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The M Chinnaswamy sports stadium here is certain to provide a similar feeling to the visiting Australians.

If there is one venue during which the Aussies will boast of getting an honest record in these nightmarish Indian conditions for them, it’s the one which will host the second test of this series beginning on Saturday.

Bengaluru has hosted 5 Tests between India and Australia, and it is the visitors who have a much better win percent than the hosts. Out of the 5 Tests here between the 2 nations, Australia has won, drawn 2 and lost the opposite. That solitary defeat came within the second of the two-match series in 2010.

But turn back the clock, and Australia has had only happy reminiscences of this ground.

Their unforgettable journey of breaching the ‘final frontier’ – as Steve waugh thus magnificently labeled the Indian tour – in 2004 started in Bengaluru.

Riding on centuries from Michael Clarke then captain Adam Gilchrist yet as fifteen wickets from the pace trio of Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie, and Michael Kasprowicz, the Aussies beat India by 217 runs within the 1st test of that four-match battle in 2004 here. Their juggernaut continuing, and therefore the Aussies won the series 2-1.

Their previous triumph on this ground came in 1998, once Australia won the third match of the three-match series to reduce India’s success margin to 2-1. They’ve also eked out 2 draws here, 1st in 1979 so in 2008.

Though none of the present players during this Australian squad has played test cricket here, the rare start of the team historically doing well on an Indian ground ought to create them smile. Add to it the very fact that they are currently coming back to their happy hunting ground for the second test with an important 1-0 lead ought to flip that smile into a smile.

“Yeah, that is one thing we’ve got spoken regarding as a group,” Australia expert Mitchell Marsh said regarding having an honest test record in Bengaluru. “Although none people have played (Test cricket) here, we wish to continue our winning ways in which at this ground. Hopefully, which will be the case in six days’ time,” he added.

The hope for the Australians will get even stronger if they were to appear at India’s record on this ground since it 1st hosted a test in 1974.

Out of the twenty-one Tests that the hosts have played at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, Bharat has won solely six matches. they have suffered six defeats, and nine times have visiting groups managed to stay uninjured.

Thus, return Saturday morning, it’d simply be Australia feeling a lot of at home walking out on this ground than the Indians.

TESTS IN BENGALURU

Team Played Won Lost Drawn Win%

India 21 6 6 9 29

Australia 5 2 1 2 40

India will come back hard: Marsh

Australia all arounder Mitchell Marsh believes India can come harder when their crushing 333-run loss within the 1st test in Pune. “We know India is a proud cricketing nation. This team will definitely come back hard at us. We’re expecting a good fight. Though we’re 1-0 up, it’s progressing to be game on,” Marsh said on a weekday. The 25-year-old additionally reckoned Australia’s ending in Pune was the most effective of his 20-year-old test career. “It was probably one in all the most effective victories I’ve to vie in my twenty Tests. (It was) Pretty emotional at the tip of the sport. it had been fantastic,” Marsh said.

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