Boxing Day Test: India beat Australia by 8 wickets, level series 1-1

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India vs Australia Boxing Day Test (Image tweeted by @DineshKarthik)
India vs Australia Boxing Day Test (Image tweeted by @DineshKarthik)

Melbourne : India on Tuesday thumped Australia by eight wickets in the Boxing Day Test match to level the ongoing four match series 1-1.

Chasing a low total of 70 runs, India achieved the target in mere 15.5 overs for the loss of two wickets.

India had lost their first Test match in Adelaide.

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane (27 not out) and opener Shubhman Gill (35 not out) took the side past the finish line after India lost Mayank Agarwal (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (3).

Earlier, India wrapped up Australia's second innings for mere 200 runs after they continued their game from 133 for six.

India had taken a 131-run lead on the third day with skipper Ajinkya Rahane (112) and Ravindra Jadeja (57) taking the hosts to 326 in reply to Australia's first innings total of 195.

Brief Scores:

Australia: 195 and 200 in 103.1 overs (C Green 45, M Wade 40, M Labuschagne 28; M Siraj 3/37, R Jadeja 2/28, J Bumrah 2/54)

India: 326 and 70 for 2 in 15.5 overs. (S Gill 35 not out, A Rahane 27 not out; M Starc 1/20, P Cummins 1/22).