India's eight-wicket victory over Aussies biggest ever in terms of wickets
With the victory at MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai, India has registered its 21st win against Australians in Test matches ever since they first had their first encounter in 1947. It is also India's biggest victory against Aussies. There were three standout performers in the game for India with MS Dhoni scoring 224 runs along with a century from Virat Kohli as well. Ashwin was at his menacing best taking 12 wickets in the Test matc
India's biggest victory over Australians had come about in 1998 Test match, where India
won the match with an innings and 219 runs. India's last victory over the Aussies was witnessed in 2010 Test match in Bangalore, where the Aussies lost by seven wickets. If we look at India's best victory in the last five years, it was the Mohali Test match in 2008 where India won the game by 320 runs. Today's victory in Chennai
by ei There was a moment when Australians were eight wickets down and many thought that India would win the game by an innings and some runs with a day to spare as well. Had the Indian team won the match with an innings and some runs, it would have been for the fourth time that India defeated Australia by an innings margin. But that was not to be as Australian tail-enders with Henriques, who top scored in the second innings for Australia with 81 runs, managed to wag tails a bit longer.
This victory also stands right at the top for various reasons, if not for the margin. With the drubbing that the Indian team received at the hands of the English in the last series, this Test series will be a platform to test their mettle and character and they have passed their 'first test' with flying colours. The present Indian squad is one of the youngest and relatively inexperienced, but still, they played together as a unit, which helped them to win the match. They need to retain this momentum for the rest of the series as well.
If the Indian team is going to come up with such kind of performances in all departments of the game- batting bowling and fielding, it would not be surprising, if India white wash the series and avenge India's last tour of Australia, where they were blanked out 4-0.