India romp to six-wicket win over Australia in second Test | Cricket News

Shooters Jadeja and Ashwin hit 10 points to give India a 2-0 lead in an unconquerable series.

India took an unbelievable 2-0 lead in a four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a six-stroke win over Australia on day three of the Second Test.

The home team’s spinning duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin knocked out all 10 of Australia’s goals in the second half as the visitors struggled on a difficult pitch in New Delhi.

Jadeja took a career-best seven points with 42, and Ashwin took the remaining three to knock Australia out in 113 runs and set an easy target for India of 115.

India’s chase also saw some stumbles, as they lost to KL Rahul’s opener in the second half and were dropped to 88 to four.

Captain Rohit Sharma was out after running proficiently at 31, and Virat Kohli, who has gone through 25,000 international runs, was eliminated at 20.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Srikar Bharat controlled the chase and guided them home in lap 27.

Pujara, playing his 100th Test, scored the highest for India (31) and won as the hosts ensured the bilateral trophy remained within their grasp for the fourth consecutive series. .

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Indian tennis players Bharat (left) and Cheteshwar Pujara after winning the match [Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters]

Prior to that, Australia continued their second inning with 61 to one and added 52 runs before Jadeja and Ashwin produced a spectacular fall.

Asked to start for concussion David Warner, Travis Head hit his third ball of the day from Ashwin to a touchline to signal his intent to attack.

However, the off-spinner got his revenge three balls later when he pulled Head (43) forward to create an advantage that Srikar Bharat had obtained behind the stump.

After Jadeja sent back Marnus Labuschagne (35), the wheel was out of the Australian innings, with nine of the 11 hitters scoring single-digits.

Nathan Lyon was Australia’s most ball catcher in the seven-man game, while Usman Khawaja’s 81 in the first half was the visitors’ highest score.

India have won their previous three series against Australia and are now close to securing a spot in the World Test Championship final.

The third test begins in Indore on March 1.

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