Hyderabad: India beat Australia in the 2nd test to go 2-0 up in a 4 match test series.
India after a bad run against England and Australia in Australia lifts their spirits after thumping Australia in first 2 tests of 4 match test series. Australia will have to do something special to get back into this series, India has won both the test matches quite convincingly and they will come hard against the Aussies again in the third test.
Earlier Australia started the day with 2 down for 74 they were certainly hoping to put up a better batting performance. But it didn’t happen as Indian spinners took complete control over the match.
Shane Watson was the first dismissal of the day when he nicked one through to Dhoni, Ishant Sharma in the process also got his first wicket in the series which is dominated by spinners.
Michael Clarke who has carried Australian batting on his shoulders uptill now in the series was the next one to go when he was bowled by Jadeja for the second time in this match.
From their on a collapse was triggered and India rattled the last six of Australian batters for just 23. Jadeja after claiming Clarke’s wicket soon dismissed Cowan who was also the highest scorer for Australia with 44. Jadeja also showed glimpses of his fielding effort when a direct hit from him ended Henriques stay.
Ashwin then joined the party he and Jadeja destroyed Australian tail Ashwin in the process also claimed another 5 for, he is having a dream series. In the end India won by an innings and 135 runs a huge victory, this is also the first time when a team has lost a game by an innings after declaring in first innings.
This victory will lift the spirits of Indians going into the third test whereas Australia will have to do lots of thinking before the next match. Michael Clarke is having a fine series with the bat but he will need much more support from his other mates. The next match starts on 14th march.