Perth, Dec 18: Levelling the four-match series, Australia defeated India by 146 runs in the second Test at Perth today. It has now levelled the four-match series 1-1. The hosts bundled out India for 140 runs in 56 overs in their second innings on the fifth and final day. Starting from the overnight score of 112 for five, India lost their last five wickets for 28 runs and it was all over within 65 minutes of play. This Test Match was played in Perth, Australia.
"It is amazing to play a role in a team victory and to have the support here in Perth and all around Australia has been fantastic. Thanks for all the support. It's pretty fair to say we have been in a drought and to wrap up their tail pretty quickly was special. My role changed a fair bit to a more attacking role in Adelaide to a defending role here. Definitely, those two wickets (Virat and Rahane) are special. Virat is the number one player in the world, to compete against him and to be able to take his wicket is pretty special.” Said Player of the match Nathan Lyon.
“Australia got stuck into it for a long period and put up the score on the board which on a pitch that was lively was always going to be challenging. The second innings was beautiful to watch, they were outstanding together as a pack (the pacers). Just to see them dominating with the ball in the second innings was beautiful and that's something we want to build on and take forward to the next game as well." Said Virat Kohli.