Chennai: India takes 1-0 lead over Australia after beating them in the first test quite convincingly.
India starts the test series with a win over Australia. Ashwin and Dhoni were their main contributers. Ashwin grabbed 12 wickets in the match whereas captain cool played innings of his life as he scored over 200 runs for the first time in his career.
For Australia Michael Clarke and Henriques who was also making his debut performed well. Australia made 380 runs in the first innings with the help of Michael Clarke’s brilliant century. India in reply lost 8 for 406 and after that one of the best partnership started as Dhoni and Kumar calmed their nerves. For India Virat Kohli scored century whereas Dhoni scored double century.
Australia failed to score in their second innings only Henriques could score some runs and took Australia to 240 Ashwin was again the pick of the bowlers as he bagged 5 wickets.
India only wanted 50 runs to win and they won it easily by 8 wickets. Australia will have to make some improvements before going into the next game. The spinners Ashwin in particular proved a key player for India and Australia will have to play spin well if they want to equal the series.