'Kabhi kabhi lagta hai apun hi bhagwan hai' - India annihilates Australia in Delhi to take 2-0 lead in Border-Gavaskar Trophy

India defeated Australia in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy's second Test match in Delhi by six wickets.

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India defeated Australia in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy's second Test match in Delhi. The visitors had no chance in the match thanks to a brilliant bowling performance by India's all-rounders. India has taken a 2-0 lead in the series and also retained the Trophy with this 6-wicket victory.

The Kangaroos started Day 3 with a score of 61/1 after attaining a 1-run lead in the first innings. They had a great chance to stick longer in the middle and try and level the scoreline of the four-match series. However, the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin put Australia under a lot of stress.

Jadeja grabbed a 7-wicket haul in the innings and also registered his best bowling figures in Test cricket (12.1-1-42-7). Ashwin, on the other hand, took three wickets in the second innings to give perfect support to his bowling partner. Australia was limited to 113 runs, giving the home team an easy target of 115 runs.

Previously, India held Australia to 263 runs in the first innings. Mohammed Shami took four wickets, while Jadeja and Ashwin both took three wickets. India responded with a 262-run total, aided by a 114-run partnership between Ashwin and Axar Patel, to hand a one-run lead to Australia in the first innings. Nathan Lyon was the standout performer for Australia, finishing with a five-wicket haul.

India lost a few wickets while chasing the 115-run target on Day 3 but eventually got there with ease. Small partnerships between team captain Rohit Sharma (31 runs in 20 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara, as well as Pujara and Virat Kohli (20 runs in 31 balls), aided India's achievement in the second session of Day 3.

The veteran batter Pujara stayed unbeaten on 31 runs in 74 balls, with four boundaries to take his team over the line. The team led by Rohit Sharma now needs just one win in the next two matches to confirm a spot in the Test Championship Final.

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