Australia name unchanged squad for the last two Tests

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It was always only a matter of time.Australia didn't take much time to wrap up a series-levelling win on the final day of the second Test in Perth, as they took the remaining five wickets for just 28 runs to finish with a 146-run victory.India lasted only 14 overs on the final day and were bowled out for 140, with Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon ending with three wickets each while Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood got two apiece.

In addition to that already existing issue, the Indian openers - Murali Vijay and KL Rahul - burdened the other batsmen by repeatedly failing to give India the required starts.

An outstanding catch from Peter Handscomb helped Nathan Lyon dismiss danger man Rishabh Pant.

The last man to fall was Jasprit Bumrah, who went for a big shot but only succeeded in skying a chance back to bowler Pat Cummins.

Kohli also said that there was no swearing or any personal attacks during his verbal duel with Australian skipper Tim Paine and no line was crossed in the second Test.

Both teams were left battered and bruised on a pitch that crumbled with widening cracks at Perth Stadium - the newest Test venue.

"As a team, I think we played well in patches and that's something that we can hold on and take forward in the next game".

Kohli rued missed opportunities but acknowledged his side was beaten by a better one over the five days.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is under fire for his over-the-top celebratory antics, as the second cricket test with Australia hangs in the balance. 'They deserved to win. "I'm just anxious about what we can control in the Australian dressing room and I thought as bowlers we came out today and performed pretty well", he said. We were expecting the cracks to play a little bit more, but with that rain yesterday it probably softened our ball up quite a fair bit.

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However, Kohli said that when they looked at the pitch on the first morning, they did not believe they needed a spinner.

India opened proceedings on a cracking day of test cricket with Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane looking to push their partnership and bring the Aussie lead down.

"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".

He has taken 17 wickets in the first two Tests of the series so far.

He became the second fastest to 25 Test hundreds after Don Bradman but Kohli said it was irrelevant because India had lost.

When asked if India had made a mistake in not playing a full-time spinner, Lyon replied, "yes!"

Australia was then dismissed for 243 when swing bowler Mohammed Shami claimed a career-best 6-56.

The Indian cricket team will have an eight-day rest period before the all-important Boxing Day Test commences at the MCG in Melbourne on December 26.

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