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10-13-2010, 06:58 PM #1
India beat Australia by 7 wickets to win series 2-0India completed their first ever series whitewash of Australia as Sachin Tendulkar led them to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the visitors in the second and final cricket Test here today.
Tendulkar (53 not out) added a half century to his first innings double ton and capitalised on the foundation laid by debutant Cheteshwar Pujara (72) as India easily surpassed the target of 207 in the final session of the last day here.
Tendulkar hit the winning runs, a two, off Nathan Hauritz half-an-hour into the final session to trigger wild celebrations at the Indian camp and among the Chinnaswamy Stadium crowd.
Rahul Dravid remained unbeaten on 21 and shared 61 runs with Tendulkar from 16 overs for the unbroken fourth wicket.
With the back-to-back victories, having won the first Test at Mohali by a narrow one wicket, India took the two-match series 2-0 though the Border-Gavaskar Trophy had already been in their bag.
With the win in the exciting Test, India strengthened their position at the top of ICC Test rankings while Australia were pushed down to fifth.
For Australia, this was the first time after 1982 that they have been handed a series whitewash by the opposition.
They had lost 0-3 in their 1982 Test tour of Pakistan....being a human...
10-13-2010, 07:03 PM #2