Australia vs India 2nd Test Day 5: Australia blow India away to level series and end winless streak

Mitchell Starc Australia beat India 146 runs 2nd Test Day 5 Perth cricket

Australia left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc dismissed Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav

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Australia’s bowlers proved too much for India’s batsmen to handle as they led their side to a comprehensive 146-run win on the final day in Perth, which leveled the four-Test series at 1-1.

Australia’s win snapped their losing streak as prior to this, their last Test victory came against South Africa in March. The Baggy Greens’ triumph also marked Tim Paine’s first win as Test captain.

Starting off the day on 112/5, India only added seven runs to their overnight score before Hanuma Vihari was caught by Marcus Harris at midwicket off the bowling of Mitchell Starc for 28.

Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant mustered 30 runs before he was brilliantly caught by Peter Handscomb at midwicket off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.

Starc then removed Umesh Yadav for two runs before India were bowled out for 140 when Pat Cummins took out Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in the same over.

Starc and Lyon picked up three wickets apiece, while Cummins and Josh Hazlewood claimed two wickets each.

Lyon was named Man of the Match for taking eight wickets in total.

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