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BBC Sport's Harsha Bhogle
"On just the third day of this test match, Australia notched up test match win number sixteen."
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Australian captain Steve Waugh
"I'm really proud of the way that the guys played, it was an awesome win."
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Glenn McGrath
"We nearly played the perfect test."
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Australian man of the match Adam Gilchrist
"It's just unique, it's hard to describe."
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Australia's Matthew Hayden
"It was obviously a very, very special moment."
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banner Thursday, 1 March, 2001, 10:23 GMT
Awesome Aussies win again
Sachin Tendulkar batting for India against Australia
Tendulkar cracks a boundary through the off side
First Test, Mumbai: Australia 349 & 47-0 beat India 176 & 219 by 10 wickets.
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Australia registered their 16th successive Test victory with two days to spare as India produced another feeble batting display at the Wankhede Stadium.

Their last seven wickets went down for 62 runs, leaving the tourists with the formailty of scoring 47 to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series.

Openers Michael Slater and Matthew Hayden took just seven overs to reach their target against a clearly dispirited home side, with Hayden sweeping Rahul Sanghvi behind square for the winning run.

Sachin Tendulkar was the only Indian batsman to emerge with any credit as he made his second half century of the game before becoming one of occasional off-spinner Mark Waugh's three victims.

Dravid's escape

India began the day on 58 for two and Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid survived the pre-lunch session to take the score to 116.

Michael Slater face to face with umpire Venkat
Slater insists the catch was fair

Dravid was lucky when he had made 22 as he pulled a ball from Damien Fleming and Michael Slater dived forward at mid-wicket to claim a catch.

Home umpire Srinivas Venkataraghavan called for TV replays to be studied and Dravid was eventually given the benefit of the doubt as to whether the ball had touched the ground before Slater complted the catch.

Tendulkar's assurance grew and he took the attack to the tourists, who were understandably elated when he was dismissed for 65 after hitting 11 boundaries.

There was a large slice of good fortune for Australia as the ball bounced off Justin Langer at short leg and Ricky Ponting ran to his right from mid-wicket and took the catch after a full length dive.

Wickets tumble

Sachin Tendulkar shows his disappointment after being dismissed by Australia
Tendulkar curses his luck after being dismissed

India suffered another major blow two runs later when skipper Sourav Ganguly was slow to respond to a call for a single and was run out by Slater's throw to Shane Warne at the bowler's end.

VVS Laxman raced to 12 with three boundaries but was then caught behind off Waugh and Dravid's 196-ball vigil came to an end without firther addition when he was bowled by Warne for 39.

Ajit Agarkar was bowled for a duck by Waugh and Gillespie increased India's gloom immediately after tea when he had Nayan Mongia caught behind for 28 and bowled Sanghvi.

Javagal Srinath bravely came out to bat despite breaking a finger during India's first innings but lasted only eight balls before he was bowled by McGrath, leaving Harbhajan Singh unbeaten on 17.

Slater and Hayden came out with a purpose and hit eight boundaries between them, plus a six by Hayden, as Australia wrapped up the match in short order.

The second Test starts in Calcutta on 11 March, with Australia confident of achieving their first series win on Indian soil since 1969-70.

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