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Dhoni walks up to collect the Border-Gavaskar trophy from the two great men themselves. As is his wont, Dhoni hands over the trophy to a youngster. It's Vijay's turn today.
MS Dhoni: "It was an important series for us. It was a good thing that there were a few changes to the side. There were some brilliant individual performances. Ashwin, Vijay, Dhawan and Jadeja did very well. We batted 2nd always and we all know how difficult it is to bat 4th in India. I thought yesterday was more difficult to bat on this track than today. I may be wrong. Credit to the support staff. The last 1 or 2 years has not been great for us in Tests. They showed a lot of character. It's the end of the season for us. We get some time off national duties before the Champions trophy. Ishant was a bit angry that the crowd here wanted Virat to get out because they wanted to see Sachin to come out. The crowd everywhere has been fantastic and they came out to support us well."
Ashwin: "Everything went pretty well. I had to do some changes after the England series. My delivery stride was too long. It went haywire during the course of the England series. I was lucky to have a coach who identified it quickly. Credit also to Duncan Fletcher and Joe Dawes. I needed a kick on the backside and I got one. It was quite a tricky wicket. I think Pujara deserves a lot of credit today. He played a fantastic innings. I thought Jadeja deserved the MoM today. It was a superb 2nd spell from him today. He knows what he's doing and troubled a lot of the frontline Aussie batsmen."
No surprises as Ashwin is declared the Man of the series. He picked up 29 wickets in the 4 Tests.
Jadeja: "The wicket was helping the spinners. I just wanted to do well and glad I did. Unfortunately, I did not get many runs but I bowled very well in this series. I just tried to bowl in the right areas. I played my natural shots. I was happy with the way I batted yesterday. Ashwin bowled very well throughout the series. We hope to continue in the same way."
The Man of the Match is Ravindra Jadeja for his all-round show. He picked 43 runs and 7 wickets.
Watson: "It was a hardcore Test match. We certainly gave everything we had. Things did not go exactly how we wanted to but credit to the guys. We thought that 150-200 on that wicket was a tough one. We did not bowl exactly where we wanted to. The wickets have been very different to the ones at home. We are learning. We hope to continue to do so. We were looked after very well. It is more enjoyable if you are winning. It's a pleasure to come here and play."
We'ready for the presentations now.
Interesting Stats reminder 5: Michael Clarke became the first captain to lose a match after declaring in the first innings. In the Test at Hyderabad, Australia declared at 237/9 only to lose that match by an innings.
Interesting Stats reminder 4: Nathan Lyon's haul of 7/94 was the fourth best haul by a foreign spinner in India. The best haul by a spinner in India is also by an Australian, Jason Krejza, 8/215 at Nagpur in 2008.
Interesting Stats reminder 3: This is the first time in Test history that a No.9 batsman has scored back to back fifties in a match. Peter Siddle achieved this feat today.
Interesting Stat reminder 2: Shikhar Dhawan's 187 is the second highest score for a debutant against Australia in Test cricket. The highest is by Tip Foster who scored 287 for England against Australia at the SCG in 1903.
Interesting Stats reminder: Dhoni's 224 is the highest ever score by an Indian wicket-keeper in Tests. He is also the only Indian wicket-keeper to score a double ton.
For India, Pujara and Vijay scored over 400 runs in this series. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up 29 and 24 wickets respectively. The whole team performed as a unit, whereas Australia were plagued by injuries, reports of a fractured dressing room due to the homework gate scandal and lack of aggression. In every which way you look at it, India have demolished Australia.
For Australia, nothing much to write home about. Michael Clarke was the lone star in their batting. The rest of the batting line up were confounded by the Indian spinners. Ed Cowan hung in there but could not contribute regularly. The Australian bowlers, barring James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon struggled on these pitches.
In Chennai, Dhoni's 224 stole the momentum completely from Australia. In Hyderabad, Pujara and Vijay's partnership of 370 for the second wicket demolished Australia. In Mohali, Dhawan's breath-taking century, which was the fastest by an Indian and also the fastest ever on Test debut, ensured Australia were knocked out for the count. In Delhi, Jadeja's five wicket haul and Pujara's twin fifties ensured India achieved the whitewash.
If one has to sum up the performances of the Indian team, it was lead by the Generation X cricketers like Pujara, Dhawan and Vijay who performed consistently with the bat. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja became the spin twins very much in the mould of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. However, there were several players who played knocks that impacted the game in a big way.
Result Summary of Australia's tour to India: 1st Test: Lost by 8 wickets. 2nd Test: Lost by an innings and 135 runs. 3rd Test: Lost by 6 wickets. 4th Test: Lost by 6 wickets.
Result Summary of India's tour to Australia: 1st Test: Lost by 122 runs. 2nd Test: Lost by an innings and 68 runs. 3rd Test: Lost by an innings and 37 runs. 4th Test: Lost by 298 runs.
There have been so many similarities to India's debacle in Australia and Australia's debacle in India barring the scoreline. In India's tour to Australia, only one person scored a century. In Australia's tour here, only Michael Clarke has scored a century.
Sweet revenge indeed. This win was set up by the spinners earlier in the day. The Pujara-Kohli partnership deflated the Aussies in the chase. The former remained calm despite the loss of 3 quick wickets and ensured that he was there unbeaten till the end. This is the first time India has whitewashed any opposition 4-0. This is the second time in their Test history that Australia have been whitewashed. The last time being against the South African Springboks in 1970. Australia have now lost seven Test matches on the bounce in India, their worst ever losing streak in history.
31.2 Lyon to Dhoni, FOUR, momentous way for India to extract sweet revenge, tossed up delivery on middle, Dhoni slog sweeps it to deep mid wicket for a boundary, read it again, India have whitewashed Australia 4-0
31.1 Lyon to Dhoni, no run, tossed up delivery just outside off, Dhoni winds up and mistimes the drive to mid off
end of over
Pujara has entrusted the winning runs to the skipper, the Master Finisher.
30.6 Glenn Maxwell to Pujara, no run, quick ball on middle, Pujara taps it to short leg
30.5 Glenn Maxwell to Pujara, no run, flatter delivery just outside off, Pujara stays back and defends it
Evrybody is waiting with bated breath.
30.4 Glenn Maxwell to Pujara, FOUR, hat-trick of boundaries and scores are level, low full toss outside off, Pujara again comes down the track and wallops it to wide long on
5 runs needed
30.3 Glenn Maxwell to Pujara, FOUR, short ball outside off, it sits up nicely as Pujara goes on the backfoot and slaps the cut to the deep point fence
9 runs needed
30.2 Glenn Maxwell to Pujara, FOUR, India inch closer, low full toss outside off, Pujara skips down the track and thwacks it to wide long on, Mrs. Pujara is delighted
30.1 Glenn Maxwell to Pujara, no run, tossed up delivery just outside off, drilled back to the bowler
end of over
29.6 Lyon to Pujara, 1 run, Lyon comes round the wicket and bowls a short delivery on the middle and leg stump, Pujara short-arm swats it to deep mid wicket
29.5 Lyon to Dhoni, 1 run, loopy delivery and spinning back in, Dhoni advances down the track and looks to cover the line, the ball rolls off the pad to the off side but umpire Kettleborough signals it as a run
29.4 Lyon to Pujara, 1 run, flighted delivery just outside off, Pujara twirls it to deep mid wicket
29.3 Lyon to Pujara, no run, quicker ball skidding through outside off, Pujara plays down the wrong line and the ball goes past the edge, Wade seems to be desperate to make amends for that dropped catch and he appeals, but there was huge daylight between ball and the edge
29.2 Lyon to Dhoni, 1 run, full and flat delivery on middle, Dhoni comes down the track and jams it past Lyon for a single to long on
29.1 Lyon to Pujara, 1 run, Pujara continues to use his feet nicely, tossed up delivery outside off, Pujara flicks it to deep mid wicket
end of over
Harbhajan runs out with the drinks. Slight hold-up in play here.
28.6 Glenn Maxwell to Dhoni, no run, flatter delivery outside off, Dhoni gets forward and pushes it to point
28.5 Glenn Maxwell to Dhoni, no run, this delivery shoots up from a short of length outside off, Dhoni again attempts the cut but misses it
28.4 Glenn Maxwell to Pujara, 1 run, tossed up delivery just outside off, Pujara jumps down the track and clips it wide of mid on
28.3 Glenn Maxwell to Dhoni, 1 run, flatter delivery on the middle and leg stump, Dhoni stays back and works it to square leg
28.2 Glenn Maxwell to Dhoni, no run, this delivery stays low from a short of length outside off, Dhoni goes for the cut but this time he does not make contact
Shane Watson (c),
Matthew Wade (wk),