Australia thumped by an innings in India

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 - 12:48

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India have demoralised Australia by taking a two-nil lead in their four-Test series with a massive victory by an innings and 135 runs.

The home side's win in Hyderabad came at lunch on day four with spinners Ravi Ashwin (5-63) and Ravindra Jadeja (3-33) in dominant form.

Resuming on day four on 2-74, Australia were bowled out for 131.

It's Australia's first innings defeat since the 2010-11 Ashes series.

The third Test of the four-match series starts in Mohali on March 14th and Australia will have plenty to ponder, including their top-order troubles.