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Australia beat India in Perth Test to level Series at 1-1

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ONI Bureau:  A rampaging Australia decimated Team India in the second Test match in Perth to level the series at 1-1 with two more Tests to go. Australia won the Test by 146 runs as India bowled out for a paltry 140 in the second innings.

Earlier, India resumed from the overnight score of 112/5 while chasing a victory target of 287 and bundled out for 140. Rahane and Rishabh Pant scored 30 runs each, while Hanuma Vihari made 28. For Australia, Starc and Lyon took 3 wickets each, while Hazlewood and Cummins took 2 wickets each.

Nathan Lyon, who bagged 8 wickets in the match, was declared ‘Man of the Match’.

Scores:

Australia 326 (Harris 70, Finch 50, Marsh 45, Head 58, Paine 38; Ishant 4/41, Bumrah 2/53, Umesh 2/78, Vihari 2/53) & 243 (Khawja 72, Paine 37; Shami 6/56, Bumrah 3/39).

India 283 (Kohli 123, Rahane 51, Rishabh 36; Lyon 5/67, Starc 2/79, Hazlewood 2/66) & 140 (Rahane 30, Rishabh 30, Vihari 28; Starc 3/46, Hazlewood 2/24, Cummins 2/25, Lyon 3/39).

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