India complete 4-0 clean sweep of Australia
India beat Australia by 6 wickets to complete a 4-0 clean sweep of the Border-Gavaskar trophy on Sunday, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni hitting the winning runs.
Australia had set India a target of 155 after folding up for 164 in their second innings. Cheteshwar Pujara top scored with an unbeaten 82, while Virat Kohli also contributed with a composed 41. Murali Vijay, Sachin Tendulkar and Ajinkya Rahane were all dismissed cheaply for 11, 1, and 1 respectively.
Australia’s spinners Lyon and Maxwell, who had lead a comeback of sorts in the first innings, proved less effectively in the second, both picking up 2 wickets apiece for 67 and 54 runs apiece.
Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja picked up 5 wickets, Ojha and Ashwin picked up two apiece, as they combined to restrict Australia to 164. Even that score was achieved by Australia thanks only to Peter Siddle, the No. 9 batsman again top scoring for the side with another half century.
Full scoreboard below:
|Fall of wickets 1-15 (Maxwell, 4.3 ov), 2-20 (Warner, 6.1 ov), 3-41 (Hughes, 13.4 ov), 4-51 (Watson, 17.3 ov),5-53 (Cowan, 18.4 ov), 6-94 (Smith, 32.1 ov), 7-94 (Johnson, 32.2 ov), 8-122 (Wade, 35.5 ov), 9-157 (Pattinson, 44.4 ov),10-164 (Siddle, 46.3 ov)|
|India 2nd innings (target: 155 runs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|M Vijay||b Maxwell||11||12||2||0||91.66|
|CA Pujara||not out||82||92||11||0||89.13|
|V Kohli||lbw b Lyon||41||60||4||0||68.33|
|SR Tendulkar||lbw b Lyon||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|AM Rahane||c Lyon b Maxwell||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|MS Dhoni*†||not out||12||14||2||0||85.71|
|Extras||(b 9, lb 1)||10|
|Total||(4 wickets; 31.2 overs)||158||(5.04 runs per over)|
|Did not bat RA Jadeja, R Ashwin, PP Ojha, B Kumar, I Sharma|
|Fall of wickets 1-19 (Vijay, 3.3 ov), 2-123 (Kohli, 23.6 ov), 3-127 (Tendulkar, 25.3 ov), 4-128 (Rahane, 26.4 ov)|