India crush Australia in Mohali to take 1-0 lead
India has defeated visiting Australian team with a historic margin. It is great feat for Indian team to trounce world champion.
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India inflicted a massive 320-run defeat on Australia in the second Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series in Mohali on Tuesday.
Australia, who were left battling to save the Test after being reduced to 58-5 on the fourth day, were bowled out for 195 inside the first session on the final day to slide to one of their worst defeats in the history of Test cricket.
Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin, along with the Australian tail, were left with the task of batting out 90 overs on the final day to deny India a victory, but Zaheer Khan removed Brad Haddin in the first over of the day and followed it up with two wickets in as many deliveries.
Debutant leg-spinner Amit Mishra, whose five-wicket haul in the first innings triggered an Australian collapse, finished off the tail with two wickets to spark off wild celebrations in the Indian camp.
India capped off a splendid bowling performance throughout the match with all their bowlers figuring in the wickets column. Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan took three wickets each while Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra took two apiece.
Australia made a spirited start to their chase with Matthew Hayden and Simon Katich hammering the fast bowlers before losing five wickets in the space of nine runs to take India to the threshold of gaining a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.
The Indians, led by Gautam Gambhir's second Test hundred, galloped at five runs an over before declaring their second innings on 314-3, handing the Australians an improbable target of 516 to win the match.