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Australia v India: Hosts level series with Perth win
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Australia v India: Hosts level series with Perth win


Australia’s Nathan Lyon took eight wickets in the second Test in Perth
Second Test, Perth (day five)
Australia: 326 & 243
India 283 & 140: Lyon 3-39, Starc 3-46
Australia win by 146 runs
Scorecard
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Australia won a Test match for the first time since March’s ball-tampering controversy as they beat India in Perth to level the series at 1-1.

India, chasing 287 for victory, began the final day on 112-5 but were bowled out for 140 to lose by 146 runs.

Australia needed only 15 overs to wrap up the win – Tim Paine’s first since succeeding Steve Smith as captain.

“It’s a relief more than anything,” said Paine. “It’s taken a while with everything that’s happened.”

The next Test in the four-match series takes place in Melbourne, starting on Boxing Day.

More to follow.



Source BBC News

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