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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Highlights: India 2nd Innings: Vs Australia,1st Test, Chennai 2013


MS Dhoni registered his 21st Test win as India captain. By doing so, he drew level with Sourav Ganguly, who had captained India on 49 occasions – Dhoni has led Team India in 44 Tests thus far. The win also marked Dhoni’s fifth Test triumph against the Australians; all these victories have come at home, while Dhoni has lost all three Tests in which he has led Down Under.
India have now won a total of 21 Tests against Australia and 16 of these wins have come on home soil. Here are these and many more stats highlights from Day 5 of the Chennai Test:
India’s win by 8 wickets is their -
    • 21st vs Australia (in 83 Tests)
    • 16th vs Australia at home (in 43 Tests)
    • 5th vs Australia under MS Dhoni (in 5 home Tests)
    • 4th in consecutive matches vs Australia at home
    • 3rd vs Australia at Chennai in 7 Tests
The win is India’s biggest over Australia by wickets margin. The previous biggest win was by 7 wickets on three occasions: at Delhi in 1969-70 and 1996-97; and at Bangalore in 2010-11.
The win was 21st for MS Dhoni as captain. With this he equalled Sourav Ganguly’s Indian record of winning most Tests.

Incidentally, Dhoni was playing his 44th Test as captain, whereas Ganguly led India in 49 Tests.
Interestingly, Dhoni has now won all the five Tests at home in which he has captained India against Australia. He has lost all three on Australian soil though.
Man of the Match: MS Dhoni for his maiden double-century that decisively swung the Test in India’s favour.
Brief scores:
At the end of Day 5: Australia 2nd innings 241 all out in 93 overs (M Henriques 81*, N Lyon 11, R Jadeja 3/72); India2nd innings 50/2 in 11.3 overs (V Sehwag 19, SR Tendulkar 13*, C Pujara 8*)
At the end of Day 4: India 1st innings 572 all out in 154.3 overs (MS Dhoni 224, B Kumar 38, J Pattinson 5/96);Australia 2nd innings 232/9 in 84 overs (M Henriques 75*, N Lyon 8*, R Ashwin 5/90, H Singh 2/55)
At the end of Day 3: India 1st innings 515/8 in 141 overs (MS Dhoni 206*, V Kohli 107, SR Tendulkar 81, N Lyon 3/182)
At the end of Day 2: Australia 1st innings 380 all out in 133 overs (M Clarke 130, R Ashwin 7/103); India 1st innings182/3 in 52 overs (SR Tendulkar 71*, V Kohli 50*, C Pujara 44, J Pattinson 3/25)
At the end of Day 1: Australia 1st innings 316/7 in 95 overs (M Clarke 103*, M Henriques 68, D Warner 59, R Ashwin 6/88)


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