Saturday 28 January 2012 

Australia Seal 4-0 Series Win Over India

	Australia Seal 4-0 Series Win Over India
Australia Seal 4-0 Series Win Over India
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Australia 604-7 dec. (Ponting 221) & 167-5 dec. beat
India 272 (Kohli 116) & 201 (Sehwag 62) by 298 runs
Fourth Test, Adelaide
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Australia wasted little time in wrapping up a 298-run win over India on the final day of the fourth and final Test in Adelaide, completing a 4-0 series clean sweep in the process.

Having been set 500 to win, India resumed on 166 for six and were swiftly dismissed for 201 as they crashed to their eighth successive defeat away from home.

There was a wicket apiece on the final day for Nathan Lyon, Ben HIlfenhaus, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle.

Harris had Ishant Sharma caught by Haddin for two, Wriddhaman Saha was caught by Haddin off Siddle for three before Ravichandran Ashwin (15 not out) and Zaheer Khan (15) struck up a partnership which delayed Australia's hunt for wickets.

It was broken when Zaheer was caught by David Warner off Hilfenhaus and Lyon ended the game when he had Umesh Yadav caught by Haddin.

He finished with four for 63 while Harris returned three for 41.

Australia dominated the match throughout, aside from the opening session of the first day when they were reduced to 84 for three, only for Ricky Ponting (221) and Michael Clarke (210) to hit back as they piled up 604 for seven declared.

India were then dismissed for 272 despite Virat Kohli's maiden Test century and Australia declared their second innings on 167 for five.

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