India has won the Boxing Day Test from Australia (IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test). Team India defeated hosts Australia by 8 wickets. The Indian team won this match on the fourth day. This was the second Test match of the series. India has equalled 1-1 in the series with this win. Australia had won the first Test match by 8 wickets. The third Test match of the series will be played in Sydney from 7 January.
The second Test match between India and Australia was played in Melbourne. The Indian team put Australia on 195 on the first day of the match. After this, he took a lead of 131 runs by scoring 326 runs. Australia’s team could only score 200 runs in their second innings. In this way, India got a target of 70 runs to win. The Indian team achieved the target by losing 2 wickets in 15.5 overs.
India’s victory in Melbourne was Captain Ajinkya Rahane (112, 27 *). He scored a brilliant century in the first innings. Then played an unbeaten inning of 27 not out in the second innings. Rahane was given the title of man of the match for this performance.
- Mohammed Siraj, who is playing in the debut test, took the maximum 3 wickets in Australia’s second innings. Jaspreet Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets each. Umesh Yadav had one wicket in his name.
- Umesh bowled only 3.3 overs in the match. After this, he went out of the field due to injury. Combining both innings, Jasprit Bumrah took 6 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Siraj took 5-5 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja took 3 and Umesh Yadav took one wicket.
This was the overall 100th Test match for India and Australia (IND vs AUS). India has won 29 of these matches, while in 43 it has suffered defeat. There is a matching tie and 27 match draws between the two teams.
After a one-sided 8-wicket win in the Adelaide Test, the wind of the so-called Australian team (India vs Australia) completely blew out in Melbourne. Team India defeated him by 8 wickets in Melbourne. After being reduced to just 195 runs in the first innings and then 200 runs in the second innings, Australia gave Team India a target of just 70 runs, which the visiting team easily achieved by losing 2 wickets.
Many Australian giants were claiming that their team would win the Test series 4–0 but in Melbourne, the Indian team equalized the series. After the defeat in Melbourne, the Australian team is very disappointed and their address is revealed by their captain Tim Paine.
Tim Paine detected the team well
Tim Paine said after the defeat in Melbourne – ‘This defeat is very disappointing. We played very bad cricket. In the larger part of the match, we were seen playing a loose game. It is important to give credit to Team India, whose bowlers and batsmen forced us to make a mistake. When you play bad cricket against such a good team, then you have to bear the brunt of it.
Tim Paine further said, ‘India has kept us under complete pressure, they have to give credit for this. There is a problem with our batting and bowling and we have to improve it. The Australian team will not celebrate the New Year!