Injured VVS Laxman Vs Australia 
 

India-Australia Cricket Series 2010

India beat Australia by one wickets as an injured VVS Laxman scored 73 to set up the win for the hosts. The second and last Test of the series begins on October 9 in Bangalore. Indeed, Very Very Special VVS Laxman found an unlikely ally in the form of the lanky Ishant Sharma who stood his ground for a long time carving out a resilient 31 which gave India the narrowest test victory registered by the team ever. 

Chasing 216, India started off badly with wickets tumbling at regular intervals closing the 4th day with a mere 50 runs at a loss of 4 crucial wickets. The 5th day began with folded hands and praying lips but soon Sachin Tendulkar fell (38) heralding another great Indian collapse as the team tottered for 124/8.





Just when all hopes had sunk, Ishant Sharma arrived at the crease and put on 80 runs partnering Laxman who stood tall amongst the ruins and finally led the team to a very narrow victory in a thrilling, adrenaline-filled climax. With 11 runs needed, Aussies had their chance as Pragyan Ojha was the last man out there at the centre with 9 wickets down. However, a cautious approach by Ojha and steely nerves by Laxman sailed India to safety. 
 
Laxman made yet another immortal score of 73 which may not sound colossal but was worth a triple century given the circumstances and the unnerving atmosphere of the 5th day. Clearly, the victory could have gone either way, but itís Test Cricket that hoisted its triumphant flag in an era when T-20 cricket is audaciously trying to kill it.

VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma piled up an unexpected 80 run partnership for the 9th wicket to give India an unlikely victory in the 1st test of this 3 match test series. Set a target of 216 by the Aussies, India crumbled to 124/8 after the departure of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh in quick successions but India scripted a remarkable comeback as Laxman set the match up with a heroic assistance by the wild-haired Ishant.

Ishant contributed 31 and just when India were on the threshold of a victory, he perished lending the climax a thrilling edge. With 9 wickets down and merely 11 runs to win, both the teams held their breaths as the spectators were on the edge of their seats. 

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