Perth Test: Australia beat India by 146 runs; series level at 1-1

Perth: Australia defeated India by 146 runs on Day 5 of the second Test here in Australia on Tuesday. The hosts bundled out India for 140 runs in 56 overs in their second innings on the final day. It was their first win in a Test match after Tim Paine took charge as the captain.

Resuming the play at on 113 for five today, India lost Hanuma Vihari (28) to Mitchell Starc early. Overnight batsman Rishabh Pant (30) continued to show some resistance before he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon.

Later, Umesh Yadav (2), Ishant Sharma (0) and Jasprit Bumrah (0)  fell like a pack of playing cards.

Australia had scored 326 runs in their first innings, and India replied with 283 runs, thanks to Virat Kohli’s 25th Test hundred, thus conceding a lead of 43 runs. The hosts scored 243 runs in their second innings to post a 287-run target.

Nathan Lyon was adjudged man of the match for his 8 wickets in the match.

The Border-Gavaskar series is now tied at 1-1, with the next match begins in Melbourne on December 26. India had won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs.

SCORE: Australia 326 (Harris 70, Head 58, Ishant 4-41) and 243 (Khawaja 72, Shami 6-56) beat India 283 (Kohli 123, Rahane 51, Lyon 5-67) and 140 (Lyon 3-39, Starc 3-46) by 146 runs

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