India has managed to go 2-0 up in the 2013 Border Gavaskar cricket series against Australia. The Indians won the 2nd Test match by an innings and 135 runs, leaving Australia with a lot of work to do on their batting lineup for future games. The match was played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad and ended today, March 5, 2013.
Australia declared their innings at 237 in the first innings, after captain Michael Clarke scored 91, which was the latest in a string of good knocks for the batsman. In reply, India put on a mammoth 503 runs, with Cheteshwar Pujara reaching a double century (204). Pujara was well-supported by Murali Vijay, who opened the innings with Virender Sehwag.
The Australian second innings came to a premature end, after some good bowling by the Indian spinners had them on the mat. The pitch in Hyderabad started turning square after the first couple of days and R. Ashwin had a field day. The spinner took 5 wickets for 63 runs, to reduce the Aussies to 131 runs. He was supported by R. Jadeja, who took 3 good wickets for 33 runs. Lady luck favored India in this match, as a couple of catches went to other fielders off captain Dhoni’s wicket-keeping pads.