Published On: Sun, Jan 29th, 2012

Cricket updates -India lose Adelaide test by 298 runs: Aussies clinch series 4-0

Hosts Australia  swept the 4-match Test series, 4-0, after defeating India by 298 runs in the fourth and final cricket test at Adelaide. This was India’s second consecutive series defeat on foreign soil.

Facing a daunting victory target of 500, the touring Indian side resumed the final day today at the overnight score of 166 for 6, with Wriddhiman Saha and Ishant Sharma at the crease.

Failing to withstand the pressure of batting one full day with just 4 wickets in hand, India were dismissed for 201 in the second innings, with the batsmen failing to match the accurate and hostile bowling attack of the hosts.

Paceman Peter Siddle was adjudged man of the match, while Aussie Skipper Michael Clarke was named man of the series.

Both the teams are scheduled to play two Twenty-20 matches, before the tri-nation ODI series, that includes Sri Lanka, beginning on the 5th of February. The first T-20 will be played at Sydney on 1st February.

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