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Praise showered on India for 2nd Test win over Aus

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 - 8:14pm IST | Agency: PTI
The Indian cricket team was today swamped with congratulatory messages after their crushing victory over Australia in the second cricket Test in Hyderabad today with BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla terming it as an "inprecedented" win.

The Indian cricket team was today swamped with congratulatory messages after their crushing victory over Australia in the second cricket Test in Hyderabad today with BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla terming it as an "inprecedented" win.

From politicians to present-day cricketers, all hailed India's win by an innings and 135 runs over Australia in less than three and half days, which helped the hosts take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series.

"This is an unprecedented victory. The way India has won -- with huge margins in Chennai and Hyderabad -- will raise their morale. Beating Australia, who are a strong side, is a big achievement for India," Shukla, who is also the chairman of IPL, told reporters outside the Parliament here.

Minister of state for human resource development, Shashi Tharoor congratulated the Indian team on Twitter and wrote, "Shabash to the Indian cricket team! Shouldn't BCCI offer Australia a 1st-class match for practice in the long interval before the third Test?"

The match lasted just two hours into the fourth day and Australia's frailties against spin stood thoroughly exposed yet again after the eight-wicket loss in the opening Test in Chennai.


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