India's biggest series win against Australia

March 13, 2013 19:51
India's biggest series win against Australia

India convincingly quashed Australia to an all time low with smashing victories in Chennai and Hyderabad taking the lead in the series to 2-0. Though 2-0 is a great score for India in the test series, another win in the series will take the scores totally to another level. Historically speaking India has never had a better win against Australia than the banal and boring 2-0 figures.

India, who have been thrashed brutally on several occasions by the Australians in Test Matches to be whitewashed, have registered only three great stints against them in return. Once under the leader ship of Kim Hughes, India won a test series 2-0 against Australia in 1979-80. 4 of the 6 test matches in the series were drawn overshadowing the victory. 30 years later in 2008-09, India beat Australia led by Ricky Ponting, 2-0 again. The last win was two years ago in 2010-11 when India has outperformed Australia winning two of two games putting Ponting to shame yet again.

However, this is India's chance to settle scores with a better whitewash. Australians have come to our hometown with a poor team and on top of that 4 players were sent back home on disciplinary charges including the Vice-Captain Shane Watson too. India essentially has the same team but for Virender Sehwag who has been dropped for poor performance, giving Shikhar Dhawan a slot for his maiden test game. There is a probability that Harbhajan Singh may also be dropped only to give Pragnyan Ojha a chance in the games. With 
such prime form in the team, a nothing less than a whitewash is expected from India.

(AW- Anil)

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