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India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 5, Full Cricket Score: Australia win by 146 runs, level series 1-1

Date: Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 09:37 IST

Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Match Ended

Australia beat India by 146 runs

326/10 & 243/10 OV : (93.2) RR.(2.61)
283/10 & 140/10 OV : (56.0) RR.(2.5)
Match Ended:

Australia beat India by 146 runs

Man Of the Match:

This over 56.0

  • 1(1WD)
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  • 0(W)
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Mohammed Shami

  • 0 (0)
  • 4s X 0
  • 6s X 0


Mitchell Starc

  • 46 (17)
  • M X 3
  • W X 3

Josh Hazlewood

  • 24 (11)
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Current Partnership Last Wicket

0 ( 0.3 ) R/R: 0

Jasprit Bumrah 0(3)

Mohammed Shami 0(0)

140/10 (56 over)

Jasprit Bumrah 0 (3) SR: S.R (0.00)

c & b Pat Cummins

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19 2nd Test Match Result Australia beat India by 146 runs

India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 5, Full Cricket Score: Australia win by 146 runs, level series 1-1


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That brings us to the end of our coverage of the second Test, an exhaustive one but a very memorable one. What an advert for the new Optus Stadium in Perth. The home side emerge victorious and sets the series nicely. Boxing day and a lot of cricket for build up. Early wrap to the Test and the third Test begins after a week.

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Many things to ponder upon for Shastri and Kohli!

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Was it the right decision?

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Lyon: It is amazing to play a role in helping the team victory. Haven't had one in a while. Cannot wait to sing the song. My role changed a fair bit to a more attacking role in Adelaide to a defending role here. Definitely those two wickets are special. Virat is the number one player in the world. Pant is a wonderful striker of the ball, he's a special talent we all know that and it's always a great challenge to bowl to him.

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Another big difference between the two teams!

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Nathan Lyon is the Player of the Match for his eight wicket haul in the Test

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Last four wickets' partnership average in this series so far:

Australia - 23.06

India - 12.56

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Tim Paine, Australia captain: It is a big relief. The first Test did not go our way. Proud of the boys and the staff, we worked really hard. Looking forward to MCG. Adelaide and Perth have been tough Test. Two quality fast bowling sides. Good to watch. Khawaja has been batting really well.

09:16 (IST)

Virat Kohli, Indian captain: As a team we played well in patches. Australia played much better than us. Getting 330 on that pitch was little too much for us. They played much better cricket than us and they deserved to win. Australia got stuck into it and got a total on the board. They are outstanding as a pack and we would like to build on that and take it forward into the next Test match. We looked at the pitch and we didn't think as a team that four fast bowlers would be enough. When you don't win you win you don't rank your performances. Nothing on the decision, it was made on the field and we take it as is.

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Too much to ask from Pujara, Kohli and Rahane

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From India's point of view, lots being said about toss being crucial. Yes, but they didn't bowl particularly well in the first innings and never had any control without the spinner. It comes down to team selection again, and all through the year, this Indian team management has made mistakes in selection and paid a heavy price for it. This is just another Test in that list. Question is, will they learn and avoid these mistakes in the next two Tests? It is going to be a massive Boxing Day on December 26. See you in Melbourne! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth
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09:10 (IST)

Happiness returns in Aussie camp!

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Wow! This reveals a lot!

09:08 (IST)

India under Virat Kohli while chasing a target in the fourth innings of a Test:

Matches - 13, Won - 2 (Both at home), Lost - 9, Drawn - 2

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Australia will be mighty pleased with this effort. It will feel like they have turned a page after the turmoil in their camp since March. This is their first Test victory since the ball tampering scandal hit, and Justin Langer as well as Tim Paine have led admirably, playing tough but fair hard cricket. This will please the Australian fans and public in general. More importantly, they have set the number Test side in the world back a bit. They have shown they are no pushovers and will take renewed confidence in the next Test. There is all to play for in the series. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth
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This is India's seventh overseas defeat this year in Tests which is a record. The previous record was six in 2014.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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This is Australia's 999th win in international cricket.


9th win in international cricket Sydney

99th win in international cricket: Adelaide

999th win in international cricket: Perth

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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That's it. A skier and Pat Cummins call for it. Australia have levelled the series 1-1. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth
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RESULT: Australia draw level 1-1 at Perth, win the second Test by 146 runs

Just a little over an hour is what India could muster and that was never going to last once Vihari was dismissed. Pant followed and the fragile tail with which some described of comprising four number 11s barely hung around.

All square as we head to Melbourne for the boxing day Test. The four-match series is nicely set up. The Australians applaud the crowd. It has taken some time for them to register a Test victory. The year 2018 has been rather gloomy finally has something to rejoice. First win for Tim Paine. Time for them to cherish it. 

08:57 (IST)

After 56 overs,India 140/10 ( Mohammed Shami 0 , )

ALL OUT! Bumrah the last man to depart. Shami doesn't face a ball and that is good for him and India. Cummins takes two in his first over to wrap it up. Bumrah too goes for a duck. Bumrah swings hard, but doesn't get it from the middle as the ball rises straight into the air and Cummins settles under it to complete a simple catch. Australia celebrate and huddle around.

Bumrah c and b Pat Cummins 0(3)

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OUT! And now Ishant follows! Cummins is brought into the attack to dish out some more short balls and Ishant knew his fate, rather than trusting his defence, he backs away and tries to go for the more attacking strokes, not happening this time. Ishant doesn't want to be in the middle as well, would you blame him? Gets a feather to Paine. Australia are now one wicket away. 

Ishant c Paine b Pat Cummins 0(5)

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After 55 overs,India 139/8 ( Ishant Sharma 0 , Mohammed Shami 0)

Payback time for Australia as Starc unleashes a barrage of bouncers to Umesh, slipping in the odd yorker, which Umesh digs it out. Only a matter of time. Don't think Lyon will get his 10-for now. Players take a drink. Next in is Shami.

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OUT! You feel for Umesh. No matter which side you support. Starc rattles him with short stuff and the fast bowler's limited technique against 140+ deliveries is well exposed. Short ball from the round the wicket aimed at his throat by Starc and there is only a little he could have done. Tries fending and hopes someone puts him out of this misery. Ball pops for Starc to add another wicket to his kitty.

U Yadav c and b Starc 2(23)

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After 54 overs,India 137/7 ( Umesh Yadav 0 , Ishant Sharma 0)

Big appeal against Ishant off the first he faced but Australia do not review it. The end of a successful Lyon over. He has eight for the match. Successful over. Australia three wickets away.

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Valid point?

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India looking down at defeat now!

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Nathan Lyon has now taken most wickets against India in Tests in Australia, eclipsing Brett Lee's tally of 45 wickets.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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Pant gone. Trying to hit Lyon out of the park. Handscomb with a brilliant catch diving low. Pant had no clue what to do in this situation, attack or defend. 

Ishant in the middle now. This could be over quickly from here on. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist at The Gabba
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OUT! Gone! Lyon has Pant and it is a fantastic catch by Handscomb at short mid wicket. Pant xharges down the wicket and was looking to go big over the onside. Comes from inside half of the bat. Handscomb dives full length to his left and takes it smartly. Superb bowling from Lyon knew what Pant was going to do.

Pant c Handscomb b Lyon 30(61)

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After 53 overs,India 133/6 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 26 , Umesh Yadav 0)

Pant wantted the second run, but with fielder coming in quickly, it wasn't on. Yadav faces some sweet chin music from Starc, who tries complimenting the bowler with his hysterical dance moves that clearly off beat. A delivery doesn't really rise off the wicket and hits Yadav on the pads but he was outside the line and so survives it.

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Pant took a single off first ball last over, second ball this over. Not sure he understands how the strike is farmed. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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After 52 overs,India 132/6 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 25 , Umesh Yadav 0)

Pant shimmies down the pitch and powerfully strikes down the ground but there is a fielder patrolling the long off boundary, who does to keep it in play and keep it down to just one run. Lyon continues to tempt with tossed up deliveries, Umesh resists the invitation as he is willing to block it out.

08:31 (IST)

After 51 overs,India 131/6 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 24 , Umesh Yadav 0)

Very very strange field for Rishabh Pant, perhaps to account for some of the outrages shots he plays. A fly third man, a tradition third man and deep point. Certainly the line of attack is to bowl short and wide to Pant. The batsman still manages to cut it in the gap of the third man and backward poiint with the fielders almost ended up colliding into one another – Lyon and Head are fine, but allows Pant to come back for the second run. Pant gets a lifter off the final ball, where he somehow fends it along the ground for a single to third man. He will retain the strike.

08:27 (IST)

After 50 overs,India 128/6 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 21 , Umesh Yadav 0)

Yadav sees off Lyon's over quietly. Shown decent defensive approach so far, compared to say a Mohammed Shami.  Yadav didn't do much with the ball can he hang around with Pant and push Australia to try something different? Big ask.

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After 49 overs,India 128/6 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 21 , Umesh Yadav 0)

Eight off Starc's over there. Couple of braces from Pant before he wanted the single off the fifth ball but Umesh denies it for some odd reason. Pant takes a boundary off the final ball.

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FOUR! Pant slashes and gets a top edge over the slips for a boundary. There was a third man in place, but the ball was very fine for him to cut it.

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After 48 overs,India 120/6 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 13 , Umesh Yadav 0)

So far he held it back but the wicket of Vihari provides Pant the license to free his arms and he does but the wily spinner that Lyon is had out thought him, kept it far from Pant, who managed to slice it in the air that falls just short from the fielder at deep extra cover. Experience and inexperience shown in the space of one ball. Meanwhile it is Umesh, who has been promoted ahead of Shami and Ishant. Perhaps change in personnel is required than the batting order. 

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India's last four wickets (7-10)  contribution in each away Test this year:

Against South Africa

1st Test : 128, 58

2nd Test : 98, 68

3rd Test : 43, 99

Against England

1st Test : 126, 50

2nd Test : 45, 69

3rd Test : 22, 23

4th Test : 84, 34

5th Test : 132, 20

Against Australia

1st Test : 123, 25

2nd Test : 32

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
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And there's the first. Vihari gone, caught at short square leg as the ball loops up. Mitchell Starc with the breakthrough. Feels like matter of time now. Umesh Yadav is out there, first of the four tailenders. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth
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After 47 overs,India 117/6 ( Rishabh Pant (W) 12, )

Vihari was looking solid in middle but a delivery that cramped him for room by Starc gets the first wicket of the morning. Australia can sniff it. Maiden wicket.

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OUT! Vihari's resistance broken, Starc draws first blood on Day five and inch one step closer. Starc aimed this on Vihari's body and with some steep bounce on offer, it takes the edge onto the thigh pad and an easy catch for square leg, yes the ball did manage to fly some distance. Once again tough pill for Vihari to swallow.

Hanuma Vihari c Marcus Harris b Starc 28(75)

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Nathan Lyon has tempted Pant with wide deliveries outside off all through the first half hour but he is resisting everything. Vihari at the other end is intent on leaving anything wide.

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth
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After 45 overs,India 116/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 26 , Rishabh Pant (W) 11)

Lyon eyeing the rough spot outside the offside to Vihari and he is more or less accurate. Vihari tries to counter it with either going outside the off stump and deploying the sweep or charging down the wicket in attempt to meet the ball on full.

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After 44 overs,India 116/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 26 , Rishabh Pant (W) 11)

Lyon beats the left-hander with a delightful delivery that turns and bounces that just evades Pant's edge. First signs of turn there. Lyon gets on to go with the arm and slips the next delivery through. Pant dangerously plays off the backfoot. Lucky that he gets an inside edge to leg side for a single.

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After 43 overs,India 115/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 26 , Rishabh Pant (W) 10)

Nice round of applause rings around the Optus stadium as Starc gets into his bowling stride. Vihari rotates the strike with an inside edge to square leg. Couple of slips and gully for Pant. Rishabh Pant pushes the next two deliveries to mid on before taking a single off the final ball.

07:58 (IST)

Channel 7 playing footage of a clash between Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma. Lot of heated chatter, finger pointing and Mohammed Shami had to separate the two of them. That was post lunch yesterday. Things are a bit jittery in the Indian camp for sure. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth
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Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.

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After 42 overs,India 113/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 25 , Rishabh Pant (W) 9)

Garry operates with a traditional field for Vihari with a short leg and a slip in place. He goes round the stumps to Pant, for whom the field is spread. Only a slip positioned. No real turn on offer for Lyon. Quiet start to the final day.

India vs Australia, Live Score, Latest Updates, 2nd Test: Just a little over an hour is what India could muster and that was never going to last once Vihari was dismissed. Pant followed and the fragile tail with which some described of comprising four number 11s barely hung around.

All square as we head to Melbourne for the boxing day Test. The four-match series is nicely set up. The Australians applaud the crowd. It has taken some time for them to register a Test victory. The year 2018 has been rather gloomy finally has something to rejoice. First win for Tim Paine. Time for them to cherish it.

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Day 4 report: Offspinner Nathan Lyon bowled Australia close to victory Monday in the India vs Australia second Test on the fourth day with the prized wicket of Virat Kohli to leave India precariously on 112-5.

Needing 287 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series, India slumped to 15-2 at tea, and then 55-4 as Lyon (2-30) dismissed Kohli (17) and opener Murali Vijay (20) in successive overs at the Perth Stadium.

India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 5, Full Cricket Score: Australia win by 146 runs, level series 1-1

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine, captain of the Indian and Australian teams respectively. AP

Australia needs five wickets to level the series while India required 175 runs in a minimum 90 overs on the last day.

India won the first Test by 31 runs in Adelaide last week to take a 1-0 lead.

Continuing from where he left off in his first innings, Lyon extracted sharp turn and bounce to dismantle the much vaunted Indian middle-order.

In the closing stages, vice captain Ajinkya Rahane (30) cut a catch to Travis Head at point to leave Hunama Vihari (24 not out) and Rishabh Pant (9 not out) to survive 30 minutes before close.

Kohli, who hit 123 in the first innings, pushed searchingly at Lyon, and edged to Usman Khawaja at slip. It was the seventh time Lyon has dismissed Kohli - more than any other bowler.

In the next over, Vijay pushed tentatively at a delivery that spun off the rough and played on.

Lyon, with his 7-97 in the match, extended his tally against India to 79 wickets.

Australia pacemen Mitchell Starc (1-28) and Josh Hazlewood (2-24) struck in tandem to remove K.L. Rahul (0) and Cheteshwar Pujara (4). That was after the pair had frustrated India with a 36-run last wicket stand.

"Still fair amount of work to be done. We need stay disciplined and patient," Hazlewood said. "We just need to hit the right areas (on the wicket) and five wickets is what we need."

A win will break Australia's six-match winless streak since beating South Africa in Durban in March. It was the period marred by ball-tampering that led to three players — captain Steve Smith, and opening batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft — to be suspended for 12 months.

"It feels like long time between wins," Hazlewood said. "Every time I play in Australia I feel confident we can take 20 wickets in getting a result. We need to put it to practice more often this summer."

Swing bowler Mohammed Shami returned a career-best 6-56 to dismiss Australia for 243 in the second innings. Resuming on 190-4 after lunch, Australia lost 4-6 off 23 balls with Shami taking 3-5 in eight balls.

It was an outstanding effort by Shami in his 38th test after going wicketless in Australia's 326 all out in the first innings. It was only the fourth time he has taken five wickets in an innings.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Dec 18, 2018