Friday 6 January 2012 

Australia Complete Impressive Innings Victory

Australia Complete Impressive Innings Victory
Australia Complete Impressive Innings Victory
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Australia 659-4 dec. (Clarke 329no) beat
India 191 & 400 (Gambhir 83) by an innings & 68 runs
Second Test, Sydney
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Australia wrapped up an innings-and-68-run win over India on the fourth day of the second Test in Sydney as Ben Hilfenhaus took five wickets.

Despite four Indian batsmen reaching half-centuries, they were bowled out for 400 in their second innings and were unable to make Australia bat again.

Hilfenhaus returned five for 106 and Peter Siddle two for 88 as Australia moved into an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series.

Gautam Gambhir (83), Sachin Tendulkar (80), VVS Laxman (66) and Ravichandran Ashwin (63) all made contributions before Australia powered to victory.

Hilfenhaus added to the wickets of Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid on day three by dismissing Laxman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2) and Ashwin.

The prized wicket of Tendulkar was taken by Michael Clarke, who had him caught by Michael Hussey.

As well as his fast bowlers performed, Clarke was later named man of the match after he scored an unbeaten 329 to set up Australia's first innings score of 659 for four declared.

India had been bowled out for 191 on the opening day after they were beaten by 122 runs in Melbourne.

The third Test in Perth gets underway on 13th January.

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