India thrash Australia by record marginA sizzling siz·zle
intr.v. siz·zled, siz·zling, siz·zles
1. To make the hissing sound characteristic of frying fat.
2. To seethe with anger or indignation.
3. performance by Zaheer Khan Zaheer Khan in the second Test here on Tuesday helped India to a crushing 320-run win against Australia and go 1-0 up in the four-Test series. (born October 7, 1978, Srirampur town in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra), is an Indian cricketer who has been a member of the Indian cricket team since 2000.
The left-arm paceman, 30, picked up three wickets, two of them on the trot, on the fifth and final day to wrap up the Australian second innings on 195 with more than two sessions to spare.
This was India's biggest Test win by runs ever and their 12th victory at home against Australia out of 38 matches.
Zaheer's effort capped an outstanding performance by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh For other people named Harbhajan Singh, see .
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Sharma (2-42) claimed skipper Ricky Ponting Ricky Thomas Ponting (born December 19 1974, in Launceston, Tasmania) is an Australian cricketer and current captain of the Australia national cricket team (for both One-Day International and Test cricket). (two) for the fifth time in as many matches and also took the wicket of Shane Watson, the top-scorer with 78 in Australia's first innings score of 268.
The Indians also owed the win to a sterling show from their batsmen who piled up 469 in their first essay before making 314-3 declared in their second.
The retiring Sourav Ganguly struck 102, Sachin Tendulkar a record-breaking 88 and stand-in skipper Mahendra Dhoni
Dhoni or Doni(Dhivehi: ދޯނި ),(pronounced Dōni)is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. a sparkling 92 to lay the winning platform for the hosts.
The Australians struggled with the bat on a surface that Indian batsmen thrived on, the only saving grace being Watson's knock. Their bowlers, led by an off-colour Lee, also looked clueless clue·less
Lacking understanding or knowledge.
Slang helpless or stupid
Adj. 1. against the Indian run machine.
Resuming the day on a wobbly 141-5 while chasing an insurmountable target of 516, the Australians tried to delay the inevitable but not for long.
Left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan struck in his very first over of the day, removing overnight batsman Brad Haddin (37) with a ball that crashed into the middle and off-stump.
Khan, man of the match in the drawn Bangalore opener for his exploits with the bat and the ball, followed it up with two wickets in two balls in his very next over.
Cameron White (one) tried to go for an expansive drive but ended up getting an outside edge which was taken by Mahendra Dhoni diving to his right behind the stumps.
Lee, in news for a reported tiff with captain Ricky Ponting, saw his off-stump uprooted by a searing sear 1
v. seared, sear·ing, sears
1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of with or as if with a hot instrument. See Synonyms at burn1.
2. delivery that nipped in sharply.
Michael Clarke, who put on 84 runs for the sixth-wicket stand with Haddin, continued to defy the fired-up Indian attack though, reaching his 9th Test half-century in process.
Clarke (69) was the last man out when he edged one to Virender Sehwag off leg-spinner Amit Mishra who picked five wickets on his Test debut on Sunday.
The third Test will be played in New Delhi from Oct 29-Nov 2 followed by the fourth and final in Nagpur (Nov 6-10).