India crush Australia at Mohali

Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 11:52 [IST]
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India crush Australia at Mohali

New Delhi: India defeated the Australia by a massive 320 runs in the second Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series in Mohali on Tuesday, Oct 21. Australia, who were left battling to save the Test after being reduced to 58-5 on the fourth day, were bowled out for 195 inside the first session on the final day to slide to one of their worst defeats in the history of Test cricket.

Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin, along with the Australian tail, were left with the task of batting out 90 overs on the final day to deny India a victory, but Zaheer Khan removed Brad Haddin in the first over of the day and followed it up with two wickets in as many deliveries. Amit Mishra, the debutant legspinner also chipped in by taking the last two wickets of M Johnson and Michael Clarke. Indian bowlers gave a spectacular performance through out the match. Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan took three wickets each while Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra took two.

Indian Skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni was declared Man of the Match.

India: 469 and 314/3 declared
Australia: 268 and 195 all out in 64.4 overs

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