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

Chasing 287 for success, india, began on 112-5 but were bowled out to reduce by 146 runs.

Australia wanted only 15 overs to wrap up the triumph – Tim Paine’s first since success Steve Smith as captain.

“it is a relief more than anything,” said Paine. “It has taken a while with every thing that’s happened”

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

Kohli plays down Paine battle

Victory at Perth came as captain in Paine Test match.

For ball-tampering throughout the next Test against South Africa at Cape Town predecessor Smith was banned together with Cameron Bancroft and David Warner.

Paine and India skipper Virat Kohli clashed throughout the next Test at the Perth Stadium, which hosted its first Evaluation.

However, at the close of the game, the India batsman played down the confrontation.

“As long as there is not any swearing and personal attacks then your line will not get crossed,” said Kohli.

“Australia played better cricket than us and deserved to succeed “

More to follow.


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