March 5, 2013 – Shailinder Sharma – In the second test match in Hyderabad, Australia got 237/9 and declared. India played well and made 503 runs. On the fourth day Australians were all out for 131, it happened as expected.
Australia 2nd Innings ended in the following manner:
(Overnight 74/2) Ed Cowan c Sehwag b Jadeja 44 David Warner b Ashwin 26 Phillip Hughes b Ashwin 0 Shane Watson c Dhoni b Sharma 9 Michael Clarke b Jadeja 16 Matthew Wade c Sehwag b Ashwin 10 Moises Henriques run out 0 Glenn Maxwell lbw b Ashwin 8 Peter Siddle c Kohli b Jadeja 4 James Pattinson lbw b Ashwin 0 Xavier Doherty not out 1 Extras (B-7, LB-6) 13 Total (all out; 67 overs) 131 Fall of wickets 1-56, 2-56, 3-75, 4-108, 5-111, 6-111, 7-123, 8-130, 9-130, 10-131.
As regards bowling, it went like this:
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6-4-7-0,
# R Ashwin 28-12-63-5,
# Harbhajan Singh 10-7-10-0,
# Ravindra Jadeja 18-8-33-3,
# Ishant Sharma 5-2-5-1.
Spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja produced released the balls magically accurate and Australia was out by an innings and 135 runs in less than three and half days to win the second cricket Test and took a great lead of 2-0 in four match series.
Cheteshwar Pujara and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, got best career ranking in batting as well as in bowling respectively.
Pujara was named Player of the Match for his double-century in the second Test, has jumped 12 places to a career-best 11th position while Ashwin, who had match figures of 6/104, is now at a best-ever eighth spot, having jumped three positions.
In the rankings for Test batsmen, second-ranked Australia captain Michael Clarke has dropped three ratings points and now trails No.1 ranked Hashim Amla by 13 ratings points.
Murali Vijay, the other Test centurion in Hyderabad, has jumped 27 places to 60th.
In the rankings for Test bowlers, Australia’s fast bowler James Pattinson has broken into the top 20 in 20th (up by one) while other bowlers to improve their rankings include Harbhajan Singh in 25th (up by one).
Ravindra Jadeja is in 40th (up by 23) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in 97th (up by 28).
The show that Indian team exhibited was wonderfully entertaining and most disappointing for the Australians.