India wins against Aussies with just 22 runs away from 2-0 series

7:43 PM, Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

India wins against AussiesBangalore: It was a special moment for the Indians, in which India beat Australia by seven-wickets on day five of the second Test to wrap up the two-match series 2-0 on Wednesday and register their first win here in 15 years.
India required, 207 runs off a stipulated 77 overs, but it achieved the target with Sachin Tendulkar (53) hitting the winning runs, while Rahul Dravid was at the other end on 21. This run was considered as the highest successful chase in Bangalore.

India wins against Aussies
Chesteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay laid the foundation for the chase after the early loss of Virender Sehwag. The first player Pujara, was included in the lineup in place of the injured VVS Laxman, showed great poise and maturity at the No. 3 spot as he and Vijay matched better stroke.
Both had put on 72 runs off just 78 deliveries before the first innings centurion was trapped LBW by Shane Watson for 37. Pujara, who has more than 4000 runs in first-class cricket, was unlucky to miss out on his 100 when he was bowled by Nathan Hauritz off 72 against the run of play.
Though India had just 61 runs away and Tendulkar and Dravid made it easy later. Earlier in the day, the Australians added 21 runs to their overnight score and ended up being dismissed for 223 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The Aussies lost the three wickets with Zaheer Khan dismissing Mitchell Johnson and Peter George and Sreesanth scalped Nathan Hauritz.
Zaheer Khan had a spell of 5.2-1-9-2, while Sreesanth 5-1-8-1. Resuming at their overnight score of 202 for 7, both Johnson and Hauritz were seen not taking too many chances against the Indian pace duo.
Sreesanth in the very next over was bowling menacingly. Sreesanth was able to beat the batsmen since morning time and again.
But his full length delivery cut in after pitching on outside the off stump and the ball contacted Ben Hilfenhaus’ pads before hitting the stumps.

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