Australia produced an all round performance to beat India by 146 runs in the second Test of the four-match series at Optus stadium in Perth on Tuesday. With the comprehensive win, the hosts levelled the Test series 1-1 with two more matches to be played. The win in Perth is also skipper Tim Paine first win as Australia captain. Spinner Nathan Lyon was once again the pick of Australian bowlers as he claimed eight wickets in the match to help the hosts make things level before heading to the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, starting December 26.

It was also Australia’s first Test victory since a ball-tampering scandal rocked the sport in March.

India were chasing 287 runs to win but after being reduced to 112 for five at stumps on Monday, they were dismissed 146 runs short early on day five.

Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc finished with 3-46, while spinner Nathan Lyon took 3-39 on a feisty pitch. For India, Ajinkya Rahane made 30 with the bat and Rishabh Pant also 30.