New Delhi: India won the 2nd Test match against Australia by 6 wickets. The spin of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin saw Australia reeling in the 2nd innings. Following this, the Indian team retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
The Australian cricket team is touring India for a 4-match Test series. After India won the first Test in Nagpur, the 2nd Test started on the 17th at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Australia were bowled out for 263 runs in the first innings. After that, the Indian team who played the first innings fell to 262 runs.
After playing the 2nd innings, the Australian team scored 61 runs for the loss of one wicket at the end of the 2nd day. In this case, yesterday’s 3rd day’s game started with Travis Head 39 and Marnesh Labuschenne 16 runs.
Ashwin was dismissed for 43 with Travis Head adding 4 more runs. Ashwin then sent Steven Smith to the pavilion for 9 runs and Renshaw for 2 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja took the wickets of Handscomb 0, Alex Carey 7, Cummins 0, Lion 8, Kuneman 0 with his magical spin.
Labushen was the only one who played a bit steady and scored 35 runs off the ball of Ravindra Jadeja. In the end, the team was bowled out for 113 runs. Jadeja took 7 wickets and Ashwin 3 wickets. After that, the Indian team played with the target of winning if they score 115 runs.
Opener K.L. Cheteshwar Pujara combined with Rohit to build the innings despite Rahul falling for one run. Captain Rohit, who was playing well, was run out when he scored 31 runs. Later, Virat Kohli scored 20 runs and Shreyas Iyer scored 12 runs.
Srikar Bharat and Pujara who were paired for the 5th wicket played till the end and brought victory to the team. The Indian team scored 118 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 26.4 overs. Pujara remained unbeaten on 31 runs and Khar Bharat on 23 runs.
India leads the series 2-0 after this win. The Indian team has also retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Ravindra Jadeja bagged 3 wickets in the first innings and 7 wickets in the 2nd innings and won the man of the match award.
The game was completed in 3 days
Like the first Test, the 2nd Test also ended in 3 days. India won the first Test at Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs. Australia were bowled out for 177 runs in the first innings and 91 runs in the 2nd innings. Similarly, in the 2nd Test, the match ended on the 3rd day itself as the Australians were bowled over by the spin of Jadeja and Ashwin.