Post that wicket, it was a complete downhill for the visitors as the lower-order batsmen failed to show any resistance and last three wickets could just add three runs to the total.
With this Tim Paine and his side earned a lot of praise for the way they performed throughout the game, especially after the suffered a loss at Adelaide.
Tough, uncompromising, don’t take a backward step cricket from the entire team. What a brilliant win from bring on Boxing Day!— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 18, 2018
Very disappointing morning for India. They have been outplayed in this test match and the high of Adelaide is over.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 18, 2018
Brilliant win Australia...A game where we saw hostile pace bowling, wonderful skilled spin and some courageous batting on both sides. The difference @NathLyon421— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 18, 2018
1-1 what a Box Day Test to relish! #AUSvIND
Wrong team selection for India , a long long tail and poor from the batters at the top. They were good in patches here but Australia were superb and it’s 1-1. India will need to up their game with a confident Australia now #AusvInd— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 18, 2018
Plenty can be learned from a loss. India not only played 4 fast bowlers, but 4 number 11 batsmen who had to bat 8-9- 10-11 . Still Australia got 100 + start and India started poorly in both innings. Hope India can turn things around in Melbourne— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 18, 2018
Possibly, the match defining stat came from Brydon Coverdale, which spoke volumes about the big difference between the two sides.
Australia's lower order (Nos. 7-11) in this Test scored 146 runs. Australia won this Test by 146 runs. #AUSvIND— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) December 18, 2018