Laxman clinches thrilling win

CRICKET: Australia captain Ricky Ponting admitted his side were outplayed in the first Test against India after going down to a one-wicket defeat in a tense finale in Mohali.

VVS Laxman struck a superb unbeaten 73 as India limped to the victory target of 216 for a 1-0 series lead.

“It’s one of best and most exciting Test matches I’ve played in,” said Ponting. “They outplayed us today, we weren’t quite good enough to get across the line.”