result
2nd Test, Perth, Dec 14 - 18 2018, India tour of Australia
326 & 243
(56 ov, target 287)283 & 140
Australia won by 146 runs
Player Of The Match
5/67 & 3/39
nathan-lyon
end of over 561 run • 2 wickets
INDIA: 140/10CRR: 2.50 
Mohammed Shami0 (0)
Pat Cummins 9-0-25-2
Mitchell Starc 17-3-46-3

Australia win by 146 runs and it's their first victory since Durban earlier this year, after which the team fell apart. This will be a significant moment in their recovery. Been a very fine performance against a very good India team. The series is level at 1-1 and we should have a terrific second half to this series in Melbourne and Sydney.

Would always have taken a miracle to deny Australia today and India's tail was blown away as expected. Nathan Lyon outstanding throughout the match, and Mitchell Starc cranked up the speed gun today. They'll be plenty of emotion in the Australian camp. Tim Paine and Justin Langer embrace. I'll stay with you for the presentations.

Yash: "Great plan and execution from Australia. What should India do for next game? Drop both openers? Ash will come in, but who is he gonna replace Vihari/Umesh. Will bhuvi get his chance this tour? We have Pandya gunning for a place in the team as well. With all these options, one thing is sure; team management is going to mess it up again."

Mitchell Starc "It's been a lot of hard work. We said the tables would turn. Seeing some of the kids here this afternoon, hopefully we've put on a great show. This week shows the fight of this team and make people proud."

Time for the presentation...

Virat Kohli "As a team I think we played well in patches which we can hold onto. Australia played much better than us with the bat. 330 on that pitch we felt was a bit too much. They deserved to win. We had the belief we could do it, but they were more relentless and put us in trouble. [Our bowlers] are outstanding as a pack, to see them dominate was really good to see and something we want to build on. They are relentless even if they aren't getting wickets which is a great quality. When we looked at the pitch we didn't think about [Jadeja] but I thought Nathan bowled really well. We never thought we wanted to consider a spinner, thought four fast bowlers would be enough. When you don't win you don't really rank your performances so it's irrelevant because we didn't get the result we wanted. I'm just focused on the next Test. [The catch to dismiss him] It was a decision made on the field and it stays there. Nothing more to it."

Tim Paine "It's probably more a relief at the moment, first Test win has taken a while. Really proud of the players and staff. Good to get a little bit of reward. It was as difficult Test, both have been tough Tests. Two really competitive sides with good fast bowling attack. The pitch was flying through. It seemed like the roller had a real effect on it. Day one was a bit of a funny one, we crossed our fingers. Marcus and Aaron, to get us none for 100 was brilliant and probably the difference in the end. Uzzie has been batting well for a long time, bowling really well to all of us. He's in a really good space. It's great to have Gaz, every team wants a spinner like Nathan Lyon. He loves bowling to the best players in the world."

Player of the match goes to Nathan Lyon "It's amazing to play a role in a victory, haven't had one in a while. Thanks to everyone. Can't wait to sing the song. It's fair to say we've been in a drought, so good to break. Was special to wrap the tail up quickly. My role probably changed a bit, attacking in Adelaide to a defending on here. But luckily they ran down to the wicket to create a few footholes. When you come up against the best players, to compete against Virat and take his wicket was pretty special. Big thanks to my brother, I'm not a very good batter so just trying to play my role."

So that just about wraps things up for this Test. It's a very enjoyable watch (when you aren't a batsman!). We'll be back for Boxing Day, but before then there's the start of the BBL tomorrow and we'll have full coverage of that. For now, from Gnasher and Alex, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

55.6
W
Cummins to Bumrah, OUT

there it is! Victory for Australia...Bumrah launches this high in the air, Cummins settles under it in his follow through. Job done

Jasprit Bumrah c & b Cummins 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
55.5
Cummins to Bumrah, no run

short again, another swing and a miss

55.4
Cummins to Bumrah, no run

backing to leg, goes for a swing over the leg side, doesn't make contact

55.3
W
Cummins to Sharma, OUT

caught behind! It's one to go. Ishant backing away outside leg, a short-of-a-length delivery, a thin top edge as he tries to carve through the off side

Ishant Sharma c †Paine b Cummins 0 (13m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
55.2
Cummins to Sharma, no run

backs away to the leg side and has a slog at a short delivery

55.1
Cummins to Sharma, no run

short again but makes him play this time, defended to the leg side

55.1
1w
Cummins to Sharma, 1 wide

starts with a short ball...called wide

Pat Cummins into the attack

end of over 552 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 139/8CRR: 2.52 
Ishant Sharma0 (2)
Mitchell Starc 17-3-46-3
Nathan Lyon 19-3-39-3

The players are taking a drink. This won't take long now. KP: "What I am more worried now is that, Starc is finding his rhythm. His bouncers and yorkers are flowing here."

54.6
W
Starc to Yadav, OUT

that was coming, pops a short ball back to the bowler! That was a vicious working over from one fast bowler to another. Umesh backing away this time, a short of a length ball hammers into the splice and loops to the on side...Starc has time to get across from his follow through

Umesh Yadav c & b Starc 2 (35m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.69
54.5
Starc to Yadav, no run

goes for the yorker, fair play to Umesh, he stays in line and digs out into the covers

54.4
2
Starc to Yadav, 2 runs

he's not liking this, Umesh, as he turns his head away from the ball and it flies off the splice through square leg...getting a working over

54.3
Starc to Yadav, no run

he's miles outside leg stump again, manages to turn this to short leg...get one at the stumps! That was 150kph. Lively

Leg gully in place

54.2
Starc to Yadav, no run

he's not getting in line there! Moves miles outside leg then heaves across the line of a short-of-a-length delivery

54.1
Starc to Yadav, no run

takes a blow on the helmet as he ducks into a short ball, turned his head away from the line

San: "Wifey is so happy that I am not going to be glued to ESPNcricinfo for too long today."