According to a report published in Times Now, team India wins against Australia for the second consecutive time. They beat the mighty Australian side in the second test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. This time India had won by six wickets. After winning the opening test by innings and a hundred and thirty-two runs within three days at Nagpur, India won the second test too within three days. Rohit Sharma’s team is in the lead now winning 2-0 in the ongoing four-test series.
This win has also put the Indian side in a favorable spot for the finals in the World Test Championship, taking them to achieve the number one position in the test rankings of ICC.
After the Australians were bowled out for a hundred and thirteen runs during the second innings, India needed to chase a mere hundred and fifteen runs. They did it successfully within 26.4 overs losing our wickets. Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper scored the highest for the Indian side. He made thirty-one runs in just twenty balls. He looked steady to take the Indian side to victory but was caught in a miscommunication with Pujara and had to depart early. But he ensured that the start of the Indian innings was a solid one. His thirty-one runs came from two sixes and three fours.
KL Rahul had somehow failed to build a partnership with Rohit scoring only one run before being sent to the pavilion. But it was Virat Kohli again who had created history. Although he had scored just twenty runs and had been the third batsman to the pavilion during India’s innings but, he became the fastest batsman to score more than twenty-five thousand runs in international cricket. He had played five hundred and forty-nine innings to touch this milestone. He also happens to be the sixth batsman to reach this landmark.
Earlier during the Australian batting session, two spinners from India Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja had ruled over the Australian batsmen. They were the only two bowlers who had dismissed the entire batsmen from the Australian side. Ashwin took three wickets which included Steve Smith, Travis Head, and Matt Renshaw. While it was Jadeja who had bowled his career’s best taking seven wickets at the cost of forty-two runs.
After these two consecutive losses within three days, the chances of lifting the Border-Gavaskar trophy for Australia have ended this time. India retains this title. Now the only thing that the Australian side shall be looking forward to in the upcoming final two tests is to save themselves from a whitewash. According to the records, Australia has won only a single test in India in the last nineteen years. The third test between these two teams is going to take place on the first of March at Indore’s Holkar Stadium.
Pat Cummings had to return home after the match due to family reasons and is expected to be back in India once again before the third test of this series. If somehow he is not available then Steve Smith shall handle the duties of a captain and try to win the next two test matches.