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The team showed the intent, the belief that we can win from any situation: Virat Kohli

India defeat Australia by 75 runs, level the series 1-1

By Sahil Mehan -
Team India has been on the backfoot right through the Test series, especially after conceding a lead of 87 runs at Bengaluru, But they kept fighting and eventually pulled out the match from Australia's grasp as Virat and his men restricted Australia to 112  and won the match by 75 runs. Pujara and Rahane's gritty partnership ensured India had a fighting chance with 188 on the board. Ravichandran Ashwin ;ed India's comeback and came back hard to big 6 wickets haul. In a post match conference it could be seen what victory meant for each individuals. Here are few reactions from Virat and Co, post victory at Bangalore:-

Man of the match, KL Rahul was pretty happy as he said, "The loss really hit us hard, so to come back and win is very special for us"

This is the kind of opening we needed and the team is not going to look back any more, Pujara-Rahane was a champion partnership. Two of our best test players stepped up: Virat Kohli 

We have the psychological advantage going into the Ranchi Test: Cheteshwar Pujara

We tried to bowl short spells and decided to rotate bowlers. It gave us the window to attack: R Ashwin

"It (pitch) was quite hard. But Test match cricket is not easy, Great Test match. I am proud of the way boys played" - Steve Smith 

Sahil Mehan

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