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Oct 13, 2010

India sweep the test series 2-0 against Australia

Debutant batsman Cheteshwar Pujara proved an unlikely hero as India thrashed Australia by seven wickets in the 2nd and final Test on Wednesday to sweep the Test series 2-0.

Pujara hit 72 as the hosts, set 207 runs to win on a wearing wicket, cruised home soon after tea on the 5th and final day at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.

"University of Cricket” Sachin Tendulkar, who hit a double-century in the 1st innings, remained unbeaten on 53 as India enhanced their reputation as the world's No.1 Test side.

Ricky Ponting's Australia Team, preparing for next month's start of the Ashes series at home against England, slipped to 5th place behind the Indians, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the England.

Match Summary:

Aus 1st Innings 478/10

M. North 128
R. Ponting 77

H. Singh 4/148
P.Ojha 3/120

India 1st innings 495/10

S.Tendulkar 214
M. Vijay 139

M. Johnson 3/105

Aus 2nd innings 223/10

R. Ponting 72

Z. Khan 3/41
P. Ojha 3/57
India 2nd innings 207/3

C. Pujara 72
S. Tendulkar 53*

Man of the match: Sachin Tendulkar

Man of the Series: Sachin Tendulkar

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