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India vs Australia Highlights, 2nd Test at Melbourne, Day 4: As it Happened

India vs Australia 2nd Test in Melbourne Live Scores Latest updates - India vs Australia, live score: India 70-2, win by 8 wickets. VICTORY! Rahane pulls Lyon for a single and completes a sensational win. From 36 all out in Adelaide to this. Without Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma. A full strength Australia team minus David Warner. A terrific, terrific win for India.

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2nd Test test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 4th Day, 2nd Session

Australia

1st INN

195/10

(72.3) RR 2.69

2nd INN

200 /10

(103.1) 1.94

Australia Tim Paine (C) (W)
India beat Australia by 8 wickets
India Ajinkya Rahane (C)

India

1st INN

326/10

(115.1) RR 2.83

2nd INN

70 /2

(15.5) RR 4.42

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09:46 (IST)

More from Rahane:

It was easy for us to think about Adelaide and get bogged down. We decided not to think about that, it was just one bad hour. It was coming to this Test with intent and attitude. A collective effort from all individuals, that was the message from me and Ravi bhai.

Coming to Melbourne, we were thinking about batting first. What was important was bowling with discipline on Day 1. Especially Ashwin who came on in the 10th over and got two crucial wickets. From there on, our bowlers took over.

Really impressed with both Shubman and Siraj. To play 3-4 years of first-class and India A cricket helps a lot. The way Siraj bowled was magnificent. First Test, bowling with the same discpline and patience was exceptional.

09:34 (IST)

Virat Kohli reacts

09:33 (IST)

Rahane: Character was really important  in this Test match. Unfortunately we lost Umesh in the second innings but everyone stepped up. Playing 5 bowlers worked well for us. Shubman, we all know his first class career. Even in this game, he showed intent that he can play shots at this level and also show composure. Siraj bowled with discipline. Sometimes you can get carried away but his first-class experience helped him. When you play first class cricket and then come here, it becomes really easy for the captain. The talk was all about showing attitude, character and intent on the field. Character and attitude was really important for us. The Australians applied themselves really well in the last five wickets. It made it difficult for us. We are excited about Rohit coming back into the Test team. He's eager and excited to join the team, spoke to him yesterday.

09:26 (IST)

Reactions after the win

09:20 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 70-2, win by 8 wickets. VICTORY! Rahane pulls Lyon for a single and completes a sensational win. From 36 all out in Adelaide to this. Without Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma. A full strength Australia team minus David Warner. A terrific, terrific win for India.

09:13 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 60-2, chasing 70. DROPPED! Ajinkya Rahane dropped in the deep by Starc off Lyon. Rahane looking for a chip shot that went too far to long on, but Starc can't hold on.

09:02 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 52-2, chasing 70. Ajinkya Rahane wants to finish this early. Two cracking shots off Hazlewood in that over. Two boundaries. India just 18 away.

08:54 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 36-2, chasing 70. More than half-way there, India. Rahane and Gill doing it easy. Nothing much there in the pitch for the pacers. Might see Lyon soon.

08:45 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 32-2, chasing 70. A couple fo quick wickets followed by some quick runs. India doing well not to get into a shell. Rahane and Gill with a boundary each.

08:36 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 19-2, chasing 70. WICKET - Cheteshwar Pujara caught at gully off Pat Cummins! A prod and a push, and edged to gully. India lose their second wicket. Are the nerves showing?

08:30 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 16-1, chasing 70. WICKET - Mayank Agarwal caught behind off Mitchell Starc. Poke outside off and gone. Not a good shot that. Mayank gone for 5, another failure.

08:22 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 13-0, chasing 70. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins with the new ball, but Gill has been positive. A couple of boundaries for him and India are up and away.

08:14 (IST)

India vs Australia, live score: India 2-0, chasing 70. That's Mitchell Starc bowling in full flow.

08:09 (IST)

All set for resumption. Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal, wiith 70 to get.

07:31 (IST)

India vs Australia live score, AUS 200 all out: OUT! Ashwin gets the last wicket and it is slightly comical. Hazlewood leaves the ball entirely thinking it will spin away but it stays straight and rattles the stumps. India need 70 runs to level the series.

07:25 (IST)

India vs Australia live score, AUS 199-9: The innings so nearly comes to an end. Ashwin appeals loudly for LBW against Starc, the umpire says not out. India review and the ball is hitting the stumps but... umpires call! Starc lives to fight for the hosts.

07:11 (IST)

India vs Australia live score, AUS 193-9: Lunch would have normally been taken by this juncture but Australia are nine down and so the session will be extended. Siraj and Bumrah are running in hard but Hazlewood and Starc have stood firm so far.

06:57 (IST)

India vs Australia live score, AUS 185-9: OUT! Siraj bangs one in slightly short and wide and Lyon goes for the pull shot but only gets a bit of glove on it and Pant takes an easy catch. Job almost done for India now.

06:54 (IST)

India vs Australia live score, AUS 185-8: So nearly a wicket for India! Starc is given out caught in the slips but he reviews instantly and you can see why - his bat hit his shoe, not the ball. LBW is also checked since the ball hit the pads but it's missing. 

06:44 (IST)

India vs Australia live score, AUS 181-8: India will look to now get two more wickets and bring this innings to a close sooner rather than later. Australia now lead by exactly 50 runs.

India vs Australia Highlights, 2nd Test at Melbourne, Day 4: As it Happened

India vs Australia 2nd Test in Melbourne Live Scores Latest updates - India vs Australia, live score: India 70-2, win by 8 wickets. VICTORY! Rahane pulls Lyon for a single and completes a sensational win. From 36 all out in Adelaide to this. Without Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma. A full strength Australia team minus David Warner. A terrific, terrific win for India.

DAY 3 RECAP

India took rapid strides towards victory in the second Test as they reduced Australia to 133 for six wickets in their second innings at the end of third day's play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday.

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Australia are ahead of India by just two runs and have four wickets in hand.

The Time Paine-led side, which had dismissed India for 326 and restricted the lead to 131 runs early on the third day, however, found the going tough in the second innings as it kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Aussies eventually found themselves at 99 for the loss of six wickets at one point and in danger of losing the game by an innings.

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However, all-rounder Cameron Green and bowler Pat Cummins saw off the last 18 overs without any further casualty, adding 34 in the process.

Earlier, India were all out for 326 in first innings. Both skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja looked good on resumption. However, the run out of Rahane (112) led to a flurry of wickets. India lost the last five wickets for just 32 runs. Jadeja though managed to complete his half-century (57).

The Rahane run out led to plenty of chatter as it was not too different from a run out appeal involving batsman Tim Paine earlier in the game, which went Paine's way.

WATCH: RAHANE RUN OUT AND SIMON TAUFEL'S EXPLANATION

Pace bowler Umesh Yadav removed Joe Burns early before limping off the field following pain in the ankle. He has undergone scans and did not take field after limping off in his fourth over.

Marnus Labuschagne was dismissed with the Aussie team total on 42, removed by off-spinner R Ashwin. Then Steve Smith was bowled down the leg, by a Jasprit Bumrah delivery. The Aussie batting mainstay had left his leg-stump exposed. A flurry of wickets followed with opener Matthew Wade, who had batted well for his 40, Travis Head and skipper Tim Paine getting dismissed within one run.

Through it all, there were plenty of lbw appeals, and discussions around various aspects of the DRS.

WATCH - UMPIRE'S CALL IN FOCUS AGAIN

And plenty of banter between Rishabh Pant and Wade too.

WATCH - THE PANT-WADE BANTER

The Indian bowlers shared the wickets with Jadeja taking two and the others -- Bumrah, Umesh, Mohammed Siraj and Ashwin, taking one each.

WATCH - BUMRAH GETS SMITH

WATCH - TIM PAINE OUT CAUGHT BEHIND AND SIMON TAUFEL'S EXPLANATION

India had a great day on the field overall but there was a potentially costly miss late in the day.

WATCH - PANT DROPS CUMMINS

WATCH FULL HIGHLIGHTS

Brief scores: Australia 195 and 133/6 (M Wade 40, M Labuschagne 28, R Jadeja 2/25) vs India 326 (A Rahane 112, R Jadeja 57, S Gill 45, M Starc 3/78, P Cummins 2/80, N Lyon 3/72).

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1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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