Australia equalize the series in 1-1

India was in need of 287 in Perth. As they started from 119 for 5 and added 21 runs in the fifth day and lost last five wickets. Team India couldn’t contribute a minimum fight with Aussies. But lost by 146 runs. This is the first victory for Australia after ball tempering scandal in March. They won against South Africa last.

India was packed in 140. Off-spinner Nathan Layon picked 3 wickets by 39 runs. He hunted 8 wickets in this test. So he is the hero of winning test after 10 months.

Steve Smith lost his captaincy after Ball Tempering issue. Then Tim Pain got it surprisingly. He got success for the first time in Perth. Though it’s after playing five tests. It’s also the first test victory under coaching Justin Langer. An interesting thing is Langer got his first victory in his birthplace Perth.

Honuma Bihari and Rhishav Pant could be the faith of India. Bihari returned to the pavilion after adding 4 runs. Then he gave catch to Harries in midwicket from Starks delivery. Stark hunted 3 wickets for 46 runs. He also contributes of Perth victory with Nathan Layon.

When losing the match was a matter of time then pant tried to be aggressive. But scoring 30 runs, he gave a catch to Handscomb in midwicket from Layons delivery. This was a tough catch. This Handscomb took Kohli’s catch from the slip in the first inning.

When pant bayed then India was 150 runs apart from the victory. Then Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, and Bimrah followed the way of pavilion adding only 4 runs. Comins took last 2 wickets.

The third test of the series will be on 26th December in Melbourne. Now it’s a matter of time to see how team India recover from this loss like Adelaide.

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