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India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

South Africa in Australia Cricket Series 2008-09

AUS v SA, 2nd Test, Melbourne: South Africa make history, seal series against Australia (SA 2:0)

Ricky Ponting's Australia are now just one defeat away from losing their world number one crown after South Africa crushed them by nine wickets in the second Test to register their first ever series victory Down Under.
Having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, South Africa will topple Australia from their top ranking if Graeme Smith's men can win the third and final Test in Sydney.
Resuming on 30 for no loss, South Africa needed 42 overs to score the remaining 153 runs for a memorable win and the moment came soon after lunch when Hashim Amla flicked Michael Clarke behind square leg for two runs. In a match where Smith struck two fifties, JP Duminy scored his maiden hundred and Ponting scored 101 and 99, Dale Steyn was adjudged Man of the Match for his match haul of 10 for 154 besides the crucial 76 he scored in the first innings.
Graeme Smith was the lone South African wicket to fall in the second innings. The South African captain was trapped leg before by Nathan Hauritz after making a 94-ball 75 with 10 boundaries in it. Fellow opener Neil McKenzie (59) and Amla (30) remained not out after guiding the team to a historic win.
Ponting, meanwhile, became the first Australian captain in 16 years to suffer a series defeat on home soil. Last time Australia lost a series at home was against the West Indies in 1992-93.
AUS v SA, 2nd Test, Melbourne: South Africa 459 & 183-1 beat Australia 394 & 247 by 9 wickets

AUS v SA, 1st Test, Perth: Historic win for South Africa at Perth (SA 1:0)

AB de Villiers hit an unbeaten century to guide South Africa to a successful record-breaking run chase of 414 -the second biggest run chase in Test history against Australia at the WACA in Perth on Sunday.
De Villiers was unbeaten on a cracking 106 and debutant JP Duminy was not out on 50 as South Africa produced a great batting display on the fifth and final day to win the opening Test by a comfortable six-wicket margin. Captain Graeme Smith had given them a perfect start in their second innings with a magnificent 109, adding 153 runs for the third wicket with Hashim Amla (53).
Mitchell Johnson , who took eight for 61 in the first innings, continued chipping away at the wickets in the second innings but the South African middle order came to the party in fine style.
Resuming on 227 for three, veteran Jacques Kallis hit a timely half-century (57) and was involved in a 124-run partnership for the fourth wicket with de Villiers to give the visitors the upperhand. But the wicket of Kallis, with South Africa needing another 111 runs for victory, left the match evenly poised.
De Villiers then took centrestage and he along with Duminy scored runs at will as the Australian bowlers seemed completely clueless. De Villiers hit nine boundaries in 186 deliveries, his seventh Test century, as South Africa coasted to the victory target in 119.2 overs in the post lunch session.
Incidentally, the highest run-chase in Test cricket had come also against Australia when the West Indies chased down a mammoth 418 for seven at St John's in 2003.
Top Five Run Chases
418–72003St John'sWest Indies beat Australia
414–42008PerthSouth Africa beat Australia
406–41976Port of SpainIndia beat West Indies
404–31948HeadingleyAustralia beat England
387–42008ChennaiIndia beat England
AUS v SA, 1st Test, Perth: South Africa 281 & 414-4 beat Australia 375 & 319 by 6 wickets

New Zealand in Australia Cricket Series 2008

AUS v NZ, 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval: Australia post crushing victory over New Zealand (AUS 2:0)

Brett Lee took five wickets as Australia beat New Zealand by an innings and 62-runs on the fourth day of the second and final cricket Test and bagged the series 2-0 at Adelaide on Monday.
New Zealand were bundled out for 203 in their second innings following their first innings 270. Australia had scored an imposing 535 in their first innings.
Brendon McCullum provided the only resistance for the visitors with a fighting unbeaten 84 before Australia wrapped up the series at the Adelaide Oval.
Brad Haddin was declared the Man of the Match while vice-captain Michael Clarke Man of the Series.
Australia will next host South Africa for a three-Test series this month.
AUS v NZ, 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval: Australia 535 beat New Zealand 270 & 203 by an innings and 62 runs

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