Australia vs India 2nd Test Day 4: India defeated Australia by 8 wickets
Australia vs India 2nd Test Day 4 Match Report: India bowled well and bowled out Aussies to 200. Mohammad Siraj picked three wickets. While, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah took a couple of wickets. India needs 70 runs to win the match. Umesh Yadav left the field yesterday due to a calf injury. They were one bowler short today as well. But, the bowling changes of Ajinkya Rahane worked well.
None of the Australian batsmen manage to reach a half-century. In 1988-89, the same thing happened when Australia faced the West Indies. The highest score from the Australian side was Marnus Labuschagne who scored 48 runs in the first innings.
India defeated Australia by 8 wickets. They have leveled the series 1-1. Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane were unbeaten on 35 and 27. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara fail to deliver again. Their form will be a concern for the Indian Cricket Team. However, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins picked a wicket each.
Australia has been fined 40% of their match fee due to a slow over-rate in the second match against India. It leads to a loss of four points from the ICC World Test Championship.
Ravi Shastri says that it was a great comeback in cricket history by the Indian Cricket Team. Because we bowled out for 36 runs in the second inning of the 1st Match. But, in the next match, we won the game by 8 wickets. It is a big achievement for us.
He also appreciates the way Ajinkya Rahane led the side in the absence of Virat Kohli. He also appreciates the debutants Shubman Gill and Mohammad Siraj for their valuable contribution. Ravindra Jadeja gave the balance to the side. That was missing in the first match. Rohit Sharma will also be available for the next match. However, we need to talk with him regarding his fitness so that we can take a call accordingly, says Ravi Shastri.