29 Jan 2012

Australian cricketers win fourth test

5:23 am on 29 January 2012

The Australian cricketers have beaten India by 298 runs in the fourth and final test in Adelaide to complete a 4-0 series whitewash.

India had resumed on day five on 166 for six in their second innings chasing an improbable 500 runs for victory but their tail-end batsman lasted just an hour.

The end came when spinner Nathan Lyon, who finished with four for 63 dismissed Umesh Yadav caught behind for one, condemning India to a humiliating eighth successive overseas test defeat after last year's four-nil whitewash in England.

Australia won the first test in Melbourne by 122 runs and followed that with an innings and 68-run win in Sydney and an innings and 37-run triumph in Perth.