India won the 2nd test against Australia by 8 wickets and level the series by 1-1. Winning a test in Australia is always challenging for any subcontinent cricket playing team. But India played really well though King Kholi didn't play this match. Rahane appeared as a good captain in test. Now i'm going to shortly review the match.
Australia started batting first in 1st innings and scored total 195 runs by 10 wickets. Australia lost 3 wickets just scoring 38 runs. Then Labuschagne and Head made a 86 runs partnership. But after breaking the partnership there was a wickets rally in Aussie camp. Labuschagne scored the highest 48 runs for Aussies. Smith went for duck. Bumrah picked up 4 wickets, Ashwin 3 and Siraj 2 wickets.
In reply India couldn't start very well. They lost 5 wickets for scoring 173 runs. India need strong score to defeat Aussie. Jadeja came out and made a big partnership of 121 runs with Rahane. Rahane scored 112 runs and Jadeja 57 runs. Finally India scored total 326 runs. Starc and Lyon both picked up 3 wickets.
India again proved that now they have the best bowling lineup in Indian cricket history. India again restricted Australia at 200 runs. Indian bowlers did the team work. Siraj picked up 3 wickets. Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja picked up 2 wickets each and Umesh 1 wicket. Aussie skipper Smith again failed to play a good innings just gone for 8 runs.
In reply India easily chased down the 70 runs. Gill and Rahane remained unbeaten. Rahane was the player of the match.