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Thrilling end to second Test

The second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground came to a thrilling end when Michael Clarke took three wickets when the match seemed to be heading a for a draw to make Australia win by 122 runs.

Maybe a draw would have been a fair result especially in such a match where there was so much controversy. Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh has been banned for three Tests after the International Cricket Council ruled that he racially abused Australia's Andrew Symonds.

I am keen to see what India's appeal to the decision will yield but I am happy to see that the ICC is at least doing something about racism in the game.

The positives from this Test were Symonds match saving first innings score of 162 not out especially when you consider that he went on the crease when Australia was reeling at 134-6. Mike Hussey and Matthew Hayden later scored centuries in the second innings but I think to give India

Another highlight was Sachin Thendulkar's 154 not out which helped India reach 532 first innings score. VVS Laxman also scored a century in the first innings to continue his good record against Australia.

The third and last Test will start in Perth at the WACA and that looks like its going to be another interesting episode.

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