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Australia tour of India(Ind Vs Aus) 2013, 2nd Test Live Score card: India win the 2nd Test by an innings an 135 runs. They take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

India overcame a positive opening start from the Aussies in their second innings to reduce the tourists to 74 for 2 in 34 overs by the close of play on Day 3.

There has been plenty of talk about India’s decision to prepare pitches that turn from day one for the ongoing series against Australia.

That the Australian batsmen would struggle against spin in India on the turning and bouncing track was quite an expected proposition, especially in wake of the inexperience that they possess in the line-up.

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara slammed unbeaten tons as India batted out Australia from the Second Test at Hyderabad. At stumps on Day 2, India are in a dominant position of 311 for 1 with a first innings lead..

A dramatic final session saw Australia losing as many as five wickets in a heap to put India on top in the Hyderabad Test. At 237 for 9, Michael Clarke took a gamble and declared his team’s first innings hoping to get a wicket or two before close but the Indian openers survived three overs easily.

The gameplan of India is simple and plainly not expected to be innovative at all. The homeside will be unleashing its spinners on a tailor-made surface for the Second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in the outskirts of Hyderabad.

The Australians would be pondering hard over the team combination for the second Test at Hyderabad beginning on Saturday following their disappointing showing in the series opener at Chennai.

The emphatic win at Chennai emboldened skipper MS Dhoni enough for him to proclaim that India have found the settled team combination for the rest of the series. Even though the win was built around a solid team effort, one wonders whether Dhoni has been too premature in his assessment of the team composition.