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Aussies experience an Indian whitewash

First, the big news - India made it a whitewash! It isn't very common when one witness the complete demolition of Australia in a Test series.

Secondly, the smooth transition of the Indian cricket team. Its a phase that was bound to come someday but the Indians are doing it with some elan. Facing the Australians with rookie young cricketers was a tough call, but the likes of Murli Vijay, Cheteswar Pujara passed the test with flying colours. Vijay showed what he is made up of in the first innings, while Pujara joined the party in the second and played a meticulous knock in the second to see India home.

First, the big news - India made it a whitewash! It isn't very common when one witness the complete demolition of Australia in a Test series.

Secondly, the smooth transition of the Indian cricket team. Its a phase that was bound to come someday but the Indians are doing it with some elan. Facing the Australians with rookie young cricketers was a tough call, but the likes of Murli Vijay, Cheteswar Pujara passed the test with flying colours. Vijay showed what he is made up of in the first innings, while Pujara joined the party in the second and played a meticulous knock in the second to see India home.

Offcourse, the old warhorses, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (or should I say the evergreen stalwarts) were there to finish the chase, but the way the young cricketers charged and set themselves up for the big league was amazing to cherish. The transition of the youth was the biggest achievement of this series and one must congratulate skipper MS Dhoni for his deft handling of the resources.

The pacers Zaheer and Sreeshanth set up the target in the morning session when they mowed down the Australian tail quickly. The wicket, with much wear and tear over the last four days, wasn't supposed to be an easy surface even for a chase of a 207. But Vijay, Pujara and the two "evergreen stalwarts" made it look like the first day wicket. The way they batted - careful, controlling their aggression - was indeed a treat to watch. The combined efforts of the youth and the matured took India to a historic 2-0 series whitewash against the Aussies on a ground which saw India winning a Test match after 19 long years.

Really a herculean effort.

PS: Sachin Tendulkar again scored a half-century and it was good to see Dravid coming down at four and guiding India to victory. His defence looked solid and the two laid to rest any apprehensions about a deteriorating wicket after Pujara left India at 146/3.

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Dravid was amazing today.
maddydravid on 14 Oct 2010, 06:02 AM
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