Australia defeated India by 146 runs in the second Test to level the four-match series 1-1 here Tuesday. Batting first, Australia scored 326 and then bowled out India for 283 for a 43-run first-innings lead. In the second essay, Australia were all out for 243 to set the visitors a target of 287. However, the Indian innings folded for 140 in 56 overs at the Optus Stadium. Brief scores: Australia: 326 and 243 India: 283 and 140 all out in 56 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 30, Rishabh Pant 30; Nathan Lyon 3/39, Mitchell Starc 3/46).

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