Sunday, January 6, 2008

Australia vs India 2nd Test 2008: Historic win for Australia

Australia team needs only one Test wins to break their previous record. Today host team has made sure their 16th consecutive Test win in a row. Now, they are eyeing toward the W.A.C.A ground in Perth. Now, Australia team is leading the Test series by 2-0 in the four-match Test series. It will start from 16th January, 2008.

Second Test match has made many questions about umpiring and Australia’s unsportsmanlike counduct.

After scoring 401 for 7 with Michael Hussey scored 8th Test century along with first innings centurion Andrew Symonds who scored 61 runs helped host team to make a 333- run lead for 72 overs in the fifty day at Sydney where Australia beat India by 122 runs in an amazing finish to the second test on Sunday.

Chasing an improbable score, tourists were dismissed for 210 runs. Rahul Dravid and Wasim Jaffer opened Indian innings. Wasim Jaffer again failed to make consistency. He got out before scoring any run. The first bad decision of the final day went against Rahul Dravid who was a key component in India’s stonewalling against Aussies bowling action. He had consumed 103 balls for his 38 when he tucked his bat completely behind pad with all the safety of a Swiss banker and padded Andrew Symonds away. When Dravid fell, India were 4 for 115 and precariously poised. However, no one could play big innings against Australia except Sourav Ganguly who scored a quick half-century in the second innings too. Ganguly batted well as though he was under no pressure. He scored 51 runs off facing 56 balls including 9 boundaries.

Match was going toward the draw but Michael Clarke who made a miracle with the ball snatch the victory from India team. He was re-called for bowling in 71 over and his second over in the inning. However, in his five ball, he claimed last three remaining wickets for 5. He got two wickets in his first two balls and rejected his hat-thrick ball.

MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble tried to protest India team but they failed. Indian skipper Anil Kumble was at stumps with 45 runs.

Andrew Symonds also got three wickets for 9.

Both Brett Lee and Stuart Clark got two wickets each.

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