1st Test: Team India thrash Australia by 8 wickets for a sweet victory

As far as Team India is concerned, they would now want to grab the initiative in the series. The spinners are in fine form and barring Sehwag, Vijay even the batsmen look in fine touch. Australia will be looking to ring in some changes though.

updated: February 26, 2013 12:49 IST
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Chennai: India clinched the first cricket Test against Australia with a comfortable eight-wicket victory to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series on Tuesday with their spinners taking all the 20 wickets for only the third time in their Test history.

The Indians took about 25 minutes in the morning to finally bring an end to the stubborn last wicket partnership between Moises Hendriques (81 not out) and Nathan Lyon (11) as Australia folded up for 241 in their second innings, leaving the hosts a small victory target of 50.

The hosts lost both their openers Murali Vijay (6) and Virender Sehwag (19) before overhauling the target with more than two full sessions to spare.

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