Australia opener Matt Renshaw on Sunday said it helped him that off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was coming over the wicket while bowling against him. Renshaw again showed enormous guts scoring 60 off 196 balls and was hardly troubled by the Tamil Nadu tweaker. Questioned whether Ashwin’s over the wicket ploy helped him, Renshaw replied:”I think so. It gave us a pretty clear plan what he was trying to do and how we was trying to get us out. We worked out that and just tried to combat that as well as possible.” He said his team is aiming to get substancial first innings lead in the second Test thereby nullifying the challenges of batting last on deteriorating surface. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

Renshaw said every run is vital for Australia, who ended day two at 237 for six and lead India by 48 runs. “We know that the fourth innings chase is going to be quite hard out there. Hopefully, we get a substantial lead out there and the bowlers can do a successful job, like they did in the first innings. I think every run is vital and we sort of felt like we were just about to get on top of the game when I got out so it was quite frustrating from that point of view that if if we’d probably doing a few more runs, me and Shaun Marsh, that we could have had complete control of the game,” felt Renshaw. Full Cricket Updates, India vs Australia 2017, 2nd Test, Day 2

Renshaw observed that the wicket was two-paced. “I think just the variety of different types of spin. I think some are turning quite a lot and some are not turning as much and some are just going on with the angle,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)