Without a shadow of doubt, one of the most talented test teams in world cricket is the Australia Cricket team.
They proved this in massive style recently as they tore apart the Indian cricket team which was playing a tournament there. The Indians are the holders of the World Cup, so defeating them is no mean feat, but the Aussies looked like they were simply toying with them.
The first match, held at the MCG, began on Boxing Day with very high expectations of the Indian side, and of one person in particular. This person was Sachin Tendulkar, who was carrying the hopes and dreams of an entire nation on his shoulders as he looked to get his hundredth century in international cricket. This is a feat that has not been achieved before, and probably never will be.
Australia began proceedings and the Indian bowlers seemed to be in fine form as they restricted the home side to a respectable 333. The Indian batsmen came out to bat the following day and everyone hoped for the Little Master to reach his epic milestone. Sadly, that wasn’t to be, as Sachin was clean bowled by Peter Siddle for 73.
The batting order crumbled soon after and the tourists were restricted to 282. In their next innings, the Aussies looked shaky as they were all bowled out for 240. The visitors, however, had a far more terrible second innings, as they scored a paltry 169 runs before being bowled out. The home side won by a margin of 122 runs.
India’s performance continued to dwindle through the series as they lost the next test in Sydney by an innings and 68 runs. The third test of the four match series, held at Perth, ended on a similar note as the hosts won by an innings and 37 runs.