Australia, needing 413 to win, were 340 for all out with 72 runs short of the target. Following the win, India have reduced the margin to 2-1 in the four-Test series.
Irfan Pathan took 3 wickets, while Anil Kumble, Virendra Sehwag and RP Singh took 2 wickets each. Interestingly, Aussies had not lost at Perth since 1997 and the country's last defeat at home in Test cricket was in the year 2003. The last Aussie defeat in a Test match had also been against India.
After the stupendous win, an exhilarated Anil Kumble said that the Indian team will square the series. He further attributed the win to the entire Indian team and said that the team needs to be congratulated as all the team member played very well.
While, the disappointed Australian Captain -- Ricky Ponting -- said :"We are disappointed. It has been a long time since we lost." He further added:"India played better cricket over the course of the Test match."
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