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463 (Symonds 162*, Hogg 79, Lee 59, Ponting 55, Kumble 4-106) and 7 for 401 dec (Hussey 145*, Hayden 123, Symonds 61, Kumble 4-148) beat India 532 (Tendulkar 154*, Laxman 109, Ganguly 67, Dravid 53, Lee 5-119) and 210 (Ganguly 51, Clarke 3-5, Symonds 3-51) by 122 runs

Australia take unassailable series lead

Ricky Ponting's Australia emulated Steve Waugh's run of sixteen consecutive Test wins as they took a 2-0 lead in this series against India in a thriller of a game at the Sydney Cricket Ground that went right down to the wire. Australia set India 333 to win in a little over two sessions and with only six minutes to spare Michael Clarke picked up the last three wickets off only five balls as Australia sneaked home.

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Sachin Tendulkar

Symonds stars in Australian win

Andrew Symonds turned in a fine all-round performance, scoring 61 and then taking the wickets of Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to finish with figures of 3 for 51 to help Australia to a 122-run victory in the second Test in Sydney.

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With this win, Australia equalled the record held by Steve Waugh's 2001 side of most Test wins in a row.

Michael Clarke's bowling average against India is a measly 5.11, with nine wickets to his credit.

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He is raw in his action and needs to bulk up but so, too, was a young skinny kid from Narromine a decade ago.

Steve Waugh

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Ganguly caught or not?

Sourav Ganguly had just reached his half-century, when he edged one off Brett Lee to Michael Clarke at second slip. Ganguly held his ground as there was some doubt whether the catch had been taken cleanly. Umpire Mark Benson consulted the fielders and gave it out. India lost their sixth wicket for 137. The last four wickets fell for 73 runs and India lost the Test by 122 runs.

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