In the second Test match of India tour of Australia, the Aussies won the toss and chose to bat. Second Innings, India 326/10, Ajinkya Rahane (112), Nathan Lyon (3/72). Third Innings, day 4, Australia 200/10, Cameron Green (45), Mohammed Siraj 3/36. Fourth Innings, second session, day 4, India 70/2, Shubman Gill (35*), Ajinkya Rahane (27*), Mitchell Starc (1/20). The visitors had the target of 70 to win the second Test match of the bilateral series. The second session of the day belonged to India for scoring 70 runs at the loss of two wickets and levelling the Border-Gavaskar trophy 1-1.
Mayank Agarwal (5) and Shubman Gill started the chase for India. The Aussies showed a fightback in this below-par run chase as the hosts managed to take two wickets. Mayank Agarwal fell prey to Mitchell Starc in the fourth over, when the opener was caught behind the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara also couldn’t contribute much with the bat in this small run chase as the Test specialist walked back to the pavilion after scoring three runs. The debutant Gill and Ajinkya Rahane built a 51-run partnership and took their team over the finishing line in the Boxing day Test match.
For Australia, Starc and Josh Hazlewood pocketed one wicket each. In the second innings of day 4, 70 runs were scored with the fall of two wickets.