India take series lead over Australia

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The Independent Online

India wrapped up a conclusive eight-wicket victory over Australia on the fifth morning in Chennai in the first Test of the four-match series.

"Second innings, [the pitch] played tougher, but that's what you expect in the subcontinent. No excuses, we got outplayed," the Australia captain, Michael Clarke, said afterwards.

Australia's remaining three Test matches in the series are the only ones they will play before the start of the Ashes in July.