Australia v India: Tourists win second Test by eight wickets


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Mohammed Siraj
India’s Mohammed Siraj finished with five wickets on Test debut
Second Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day four)
Australia 195 (Labuschagne 48, Bumrah 4-56) & 200 (Green 45, Siraj 3-37)
India 326 (Rahane 112) & 70-2 (Gill 35*)
India won by eight wickets

India beat Australia by eight wickets and with a day to spare in the second Test in Melbourne to level the four-match series at 1-1.

The hosts were bowled out for 200 early on the fourth day, leaving India needing only 70 to win at the MCG.

Mohammed Siraj took 3-37, including Cameron Green, who offered some resistance in making 45 for Australia.

India slipped to 19-2 before Shubman Gill and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane saw them home.

It was a remarkable turnaround for India, who were bowled out for 36 in an eight-wicket defeat in Adelaide just over a week ago.

The third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground begins on 6 January.

More to follow.

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