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Australia beat India by four wickets to win second Test

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Brisbane, Dec 20:

Australia beat India by four wickets on the fourth day to win the second cricket Test at the Gabba here Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.

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India were bowled out for 224 in their second innings earlier in the day. Chasing 128, Australia were reduced to 25 for two with pacer Ishant Sharma taking both the wickets at tea.

But left-handed opener Chris Rogers’ 55 was enough to help Australia cross the line, reaching the mark despite losing six wickets.

Scoreboard

ndia (first innings): 408 all out
Australia (first innings): 505 all out

India (second innings):
Murali Vijay b Starc 27
Shikhar Dhawan lbw b Lyon 81
Cheteshwar Pujara c Lyon b Hazlewood 43
Virat Kohli b Johnson 1
Ajinkya Rahane c Lyon b Johnson 10
Rohit Sharma c Haddin b Johnson 0
Mahendra Singh Dhoni lbw b Hazlewood 0
Ravichandran Ashwin c Haddin b Starc 19
Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Johnson 30
Varun Aaron c Hazlewood b Lyon 3
Ishant Sharma not out 1
Extras (lb 2, w 5, nb 2) 9
Total (all out in 64.3 overs) 224

Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Vijay, 10.3 overs), 2-76 (Kohli, 26.1), 3-86 (Rahane, 28.3), 4-86 (RG Sharma, 28.5), 5-87 (Dhoni, 29.2), 6-117 (Ashwin, 36.4), 7-143 (Pujara, 44.4), 8-203 (Dhawan, 59.1), 9-211 (Aaron, 61.2), 10-224 (Yadav, 64.3)

Bowling:
Mitchell Johnson 17.3-4-61-4
Josh Hazlewood 16-0-74-2
Mitchell Starc 8-1-27-2
Shane Watson 13-6-27-0
Nathan Lyon 10-1-33-2

Australia (second innings):
Chris Rogers c Dhawan b I Sharma 55
David Warner c Dhoni b I Sharma 6
Shane Watson c Dhoni b I Sharma 0
Steven Smith run out (Yadav/Dhoni) 28
Shaun Marsh c Dhoni b Yadav 17
Brad Haddin† c Kohli b Yadav 1
Mitchell Marsh not out 6
Mitchell Johnson not out 2
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 1, nb 6) 15
Total (6 wickets; 23.1 overs) 130 (5.61 runs per over)

Fall of wickets 1-18 (Warner, 4.1 overs), 2-22 (Watson, 6.3), 3-85 (Rogers, 16.2), 4-114 (S Marsh, 20.4), 5-122 (Smith, 21.2), 6-122 (Haddin, 22.1).

Bowling
Ishant Sharma 9-2-38-3
Umesh Yadav 9-0-46-2
Varun Aaron 5.1-0-38-0

(IANS)

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