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India beats Australia by 137 runs, takes unassailable 2-1 series lead

 

India needed 4.3 overs to take the final two wickets after a rain delay

India beat Australia by 137 runs to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-Test series here on Sunday.

Chasing a stiff target of 399, Australia were all out for 261 in the post-lunch session after the first session was washed out due to intermittent showers.

India needed 4.3 overs to take the final two wickets as Jasprit Bumrah (3/53) finished with a match-haul of 9 for 86. Ishant Sharma (2/40) took the final wicket of Nathan Lyon as India won their 150th Test match.

Ravindra Jadeja (3/82) and Mohammed Shami (2/71) also provided able support as Pat Cummins’ (63) was the highest scorer for Australia in either of the innings.

Brief Scores: India 443/7 decl and 106/8 decl.

Australia 151 and (target 399) 261 in 89.3 overs (Pat Cummins 63, Jasprit Bumrah 3/53, Ravindra Jadeja 3/82).