Australia has already claimed an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-test series against England.
The victory came early enough, just before tea on day five, to make some of Tuesday’s Australian newspapers and the triumphant front pages heralded the heroes of the hour - redeemed former captain Steve Smith and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Leading the series 2-1 after the 137-run thrashing of Tim Paine's depleted Australia in Melbourne on Sunday, Virat Kohli's team are in the box seat to shrug off the nation's history of underachievement Down Under.
India, chasing 287 runs for victory, were dismissed for 140 in the second test match at Perth.
The result ranks as Australia's second-heaviest defeat by runs, their heaviest in 90 years, and the heaviest for any team in test cricket since 1934. And that was after a ball-tampering scandal.
Paceman Pat Cummins led the Australian offensive in Sydney with four wickets for 39 to finish man-of-the-match and the leading wicket taker in the series with 23.
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