Cheteshwar Pujara honoured with signed jersey by Pat Cummins

Cheteshwar Pujara honoured with signed jersey by Pat Cummins

India secured a commanding 6-wicket triumph over Australia in the second Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, with Rohit Sharma, Srikar Bharat, and Cheteshwar Pujara remaining steady throughout the match.

Cheteshwar Pujara 

Australia captain Pat Cummins honoured India's Cheteshwar Pujara. He presented him with a signed Australian team Test jersey on Sunday for playing his 100th Test match.

In the second Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, India won by six wickets against Australia. Pujara, playing in his 100th Test, anchored the innings, scoring an unbeaten 31. He helped guide India to victory alongside Shreyas Iyer (12 from 10) and Srikar Bharat (23* from 22).

Ravindra Jadeja was the standout performer for India, taking seven for 42 as Australia was skittled out for 113 runs.

India resumed their innings at 14/1, with Rohit Sharma scoring 31 runs off 20 deliveries before being run out. Virat Kohli then partnered with Pujara, who scored the winning runs, and became the fastest batter to reach 25,000 international runs. Shreyas Iyer contributed 12 runs off 10 deliveries before being dismissed, and Srikar Bharat then joined Pujara at the crease, scoring an unbeaten 23 runs to guide India to an emphatic victory.

Australian team resumed their innings at 61/1, but Ashwin struck early on and dismissed Travis Head for 43 off 46 balls. Steve Smith contributed 9 runs before being sent back by Ashwin, and Jadeja and Ashwin then ripped through the rest of the batting attack. Jadeja claimed seven wickets and Ashwin took three leading to change of dynamics in the match.

The Australian players were eventually bowled out for 113 runs in just 31.1 overs, with only Head and Marnus Labuschagne reaching double digits.

Overall, India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by taking a 2-0 lead in the four-match series, with Pujara and Bharat playing until the end to guide their team to victory.