October 14, 2010

2nd test match: India vs Australia

Yesterday was one of the glorious moment for the Indians won the test series against the Australians by 2-0. On the day 5, Australia had 3 wickets on hand to end its second batting innings. Zaheer Khan bowled an in-swing that which hit the stumps and Mitchell Johnson got out. Another 6 runs were added before Australia lost all its 10th wicket before lunch and ended up scoring 223 runs in the second innings (223/10).

India needed 207 runs to win the match and win the test series. Virender Sehwag got out when reached 7 runs and India lost its first wicket when the total score was just 17 runs. This seemed to be a bad start for the Indians as they lost Virender Sehwag in the early condition. The new entry to the team Cheteshwar Pujara came in to bat partnering Murali Vijay and they both put up a partnership of 62 runs. After the fall of Murali Vijay, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who is in form came in to bat and put up a very good partnership of 57 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara made his debut half century and scored 72 runs before being sent back to the pavilion by Nathan Hauritz. The Wall, Rahul Dravid came in to bat partnering Sachin Tendulkar and both played till the end putting up a partnership of 61 runs. Sachin Tendulkar completed half century and scored 53 runs.  

India scored a total of 207 runs for the loss of 3 wickets and won the match by 7 wickets. India won the series by clean sweeping Australians by 2-0. Man of the match and the Man of the series award went to Sachin Tendulkar.

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