India wrap up comfortable first Test win over abject Australia in Chennai
08:02 GMT, 26 February 2013
08:06 GMT, 26 February 2013
Australia were comfortably beaten by India on the fifth morning of the first Test in Chennai.
Aussie debutant Moises Henriques was left stranded on 81 as his side were bowled out for 241 this morning, leaving India chasing just 50 to win, which they did for the loss of two wickets.
That simply was not enough to cause any jitters for India, even when the wickets of Murali Vijay and Virender Sehwag fell to Nathan Lyon, and there was time for Sachin Tendulkar to delight the home crowd with maximums off his first two deliveries.
Joy of six: Tendulkar hit his first two balls over the rope
Vijay perished for six as he picked out Henriques at short mid-off when he mistimed a drive off James Pattinson.
Sehwag followed in unusually tame fashion, edging to Michael Clarke at first slip as he defended the spinner.
Few in the Chennai crowd were disappointed, though, as that brought Tendulkar to the crease – and he gave them what they wanted by heaving his first two balls off Lyon for six.
End game: Cheteshwar Pujara hit the winning runs for India
He could not make it a hat-trick to win the game, but an edge for a single from Cheteshwar Pujara did the job just as well.
Earlier, Lyon could not help Henriques reach a debut century as Australia could only add nine to their overnight score.
Lyon's stout defence helped to repel the Indian bowlers for around 20 minutes this morning before he was finally caught by Vijay at short-leg off Ravindra Jadeja.
The second of four Tests begins on Saturday in Hyderabad.