Kathmandu. India has won the second Test against Australia by eight wickets. India completed the target of 70 runs from Australia by losing 2 wickets in 15.5 overs.
Australia won the first Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy by 8 wickets. India has won the second Test and drawn 1-1 in the four-match series.
India was bowled out for 200 in the second innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, giving India a modest target of 70. Shubhaman Gill scored 35 runs and captain Ajinkya Rahane scored 27 runs to give India victory. Both the players remained unbeaten. Openers Mayank Agrawal and Cheteshwar Pujara were out for five and three runs respectively. Australia’s Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took one wicket each.
Australia had advanced to the fourth day’s play from 133/6. After adding another 67 runs, Australia lost all their wickets and scored a total of 200 runs in the second innings.
Cameron Green is top-scored for Australia with 45 runs. Mitchell Starc remained unbeaten on 14 runs. Mohammad Sirija, who took 2 wickets on the fourth day, took the most 3 wickets for India.
Australia was all out for 195 in the first innings while India scored 326 runs. Indian captain Rahane, who scored a century in the first innings, was declared Man of the Match.