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Ricky Ponting’s day of destiny in Perth

Posted by Naif in Australia, General, Team India on January 20th, 2008

Another magnificent day’s cricket at a ground made for thrills finished with Australia requiring a further 348 to become the first team in the history of the game to win 17 consecutive Test matches. Steve Waugh’s Australians had their 16-match run halted by India at Calcutta in 2001. It has been a frenzied couple of weeks in these parts and the need for something glorious is transparent.

By dismissing India for 294, Australia left themselves 413 for victory. This would be the highest score by any Australian team to win a Test.

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