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Cricket News - by Craig Hill

Australia Win First Test Over India

December 29th 2011 17:09
Australia's pacemen demolished India for 169 in their second innings as the home side claimed a 122-run win in the first Test at the MCG.

Australia resumed on day four at 8-179 and were dismissed for 240, setting India a target of 292 to win.

Man-of-the-match James Pattinson led Australia's bowling, taking 4-53 in India's second innings after also scoring 18 not out and 37 not out.

His fellow Victorian quick Peter Siddle also played a key role with figures of 3-63 and 3-42 in the match and contributing a vital knock of 41 in Australia's first innings of 333, helping to set up a 51-run lead on the first dig.

Ben Hilfenhaus claimed 2-39 after his career-best haul of 5-75 in India's first innings.

Sachin Tendulkar top-scored with 32 in India's second innings.

The second Test of the four-match series starts in Sydney on January 3.

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