India beat Australia by 320 runs the biggest margin in terms of runs in the history of their test cricket to go 1-up in the four match test series. Australia who were left in hole at the close of fourth day play didn't lasted longer and bowled out for just 195 runs. Zaheer Khan was the main strike bowler on fifth day as he picked up three wickets in the space of four deliveries to left Australia with daunting task of saving the game.
At the close of fourth day play Australian fans have some hope with Brad Haddin and M.Clark to bat out 90 overs and save the game for Australia. But left arm seamer Zaheer Khan first removed Brad Haddin for 37 runs on the last bowl of his first over and then he took two wickets in one over to break the back bone of Australians.
A man who took five wickets in the first inning of Australians took two wickets to polish the tail. First he removed M.Johnson to break 50 run stand between M.Clark (69 runs) and M.Johnson (26 runs). Then he picked M.Clark with slight short of length delivery to gave India and their fans a historic moment to celebrate.
Indian team management will be more than happy with the performance they have displayed in the five day's of play at Mohali. All Indian bowlers look in good shape throughout the match. During Australia second inning Zaheer and Harbhajan picked up three wickets each while A.Mishara and Ishant Sharma picked two wickets each.
Indian batsman also scored heavily in this test match including G.Gambhir (171 runs), M.S.Dhoni (160 runs), S.Ganguly (129 runs), V.Sehwag (125 runs) and S.Tendulkar (98 runs). This test match will be also remembered for Sachin Tendulkar records that he now became the most run scorer in test cricket after breaking B.Lara records during India first inning.
M.S.Dhoni was declared Man of the Match for his outstanding Captaincy and batting display in both innings.
Match Summary (India win by 320 Runs)
India (1st Inning) – 469/10 in 129 Overs
S.Ganguly- 102 M.S.Dhoni – 92
M.Johnson– 27-4-85-3 P.Siddle– 28-5-114-3
Australia (1st Inning) – 268/10 in 101.4 Overs
S.Watson- 78 M.Hussey – 54
A.Mishra– 26.4-8-71-5 A.Mishra– 29-9-60-2
India (2nd Inning) – 314/3 in 65 Overs
G.Gambhir- 104 V.Sehwag – 90
C.White– 8-0-48-1 B.Lee– 14-0-61-1
Australia (2nd Inning) – 195/10 in 64.4 Overs
M.Clark- 69 B.Haddin – 37
H.Singh– 20-3-36-3 Z.Khan– 15-3-71-3