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    India v Australia

    PCA STADIUM, MARCH 14-18, 2013

    3rd Test - IND v AUS

    Australia 1st Inn 408 All Out
    India 1st Inn 499 All Out
    Australia 2nd Inn 223 All Out
    India 2nd Inn 4/136
    Australia won the toss and elected to bat
    India won by 6 wickets
    India Over:33.3  RR:4.06
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    MS Dhoni* 18 28 3 0 64.29
    RA Jadeja 8 5 2 0 160.00
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    MA Starc* 10.3 1 51 0 4.86
    PM Siddle 11.0 2 34 1 3.09
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    Last Wicket: Tendulkar, 21 (RO Warner)
    Current Partnership: 20 runs, 8 balls, RR:250.00

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    A strong start followed by an all too familiar Australian collapse marked the second day of the Mohali Test against India.

    We’ll bring you the live coverage of the action throughout the first day from 2.30pm AEDT on Saturday.

    With the first day rained off, Australia won the toss on a sunny second morning and promptly decided to bat first, going into the game without the four suspended cricketers.

    The decision to bat first was an expected one but the application shown by Ed Cowan and Dave Warner over sustained periods of time was a refreshing change from what’s transpired so far.

    The pair added 139 for the first wicket and were largely untroubled except for a couple of half-chances that India missed in the field.

    It was Warner’s wicket that triggered that capitulation seen so often this series, with Ravindra Jadeja picking up two wickets in two balls.

    Michael Clarke’s excellent run of form was stalled when he departed first ball, stumped off Jadeja, causing concerns over his decision to promote himself up the order to first drop.

    Phil Hughes’ performance against spin bowling continues to prove dire – his 31-ball stand for just two runs was another sign of why Usman Khawaja could have been tried ahead of him had he not been suspended.

    The rest of the side, barring comeback man Steven Smith, did not get going at all with Ishant Sharma bagging a couple in an over.

    Brad Haddin got a start but an expansive stroke saw him inside edge Sharma on to his stumps, while Moises Henriques was castled off one that came back into him.

    While it looked at one stage that 400 looked a possible score batting first will now need to be readjusted to anywhere between 300 and 350.

    Australia will look at the outer end of that score spectrum while India will hope to scythe through Smith and the tail before they settle down in the morning.

    The track has enough turn to suggest that batting may not be the easiest over the remaining three days but a lot depends on whether Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty can get it right with their channels.

    First things first though and Smith will hope to convert his half-century into a century and in turn garner support from the rest of the batting to come.

    Live coverage of the game begins from 2.30 pm AEST, half hour before usual time on Saturday and you can add your opinion in the comments section below.

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    • 5:08pm
      Faruk ahmed said | 5:08pm | ! Report

      Now Australlians are really knowing india, indian can do anything if they want

    • 4:03pm
      Faruk ahmed said | 4:03pm | ! Report

      Sachin will get another century today.

    • 3:49pm
      Faruk ahmed said | 3:49pm | ! Report

      India will win the 3rd test too

    • 2:11am
      Dilip thapa. said | 2:11am | ! Report

      Shikhar Dhawan is best ever debutant for india and hopefull he will do better.

    • 10:28pm
      jimmyk said | 10:28pm | ! Report

      Unfortunately i think that Watson will waltz straight back in and smith will be retained and no spot left for khawaja
      So frustrating to see him overlooked time and time again

      • 12:45am
        Phil said | 12:45am | ! Report

        We can’t ignore him forever, Khawaja deserves a chance and hopefully its in the 4th test

      • 9:07am
        Brendon said | 9:07am | ! Report

        highlights some major issues, how does Watson just walk straight back in after chucking his toys from the pram, not to mention his batting average over the last 2 years. Khawaja has to be given a go in the last, it’s a dead rubber… mind drifts back to Sydney this year, uh oh, no go for UTK

    • 10:28pm
      Rinks said | 10:28pm | ! Report

      Was he Adam Gilchrist who opened for Indians today?

      • 2:09am
        Calum said | 2:09am | ! Report

        It seemed like it. What an effort.

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      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:12pm | ! Report

      The last word must go to Dhawan and Vijay, the two batted in a chalk and cheese manner and got the job done. Vijay was sever on Lyon to begin with but settled down nicely to play a longish innings…

      …Dhawan batted like he was on another planet. His first 100 runs did not see any lofted drives and his next 80 odd had many of them. He looked untroubled most of the times – partly because the track was so flat – and took the attack to the opposition really well.

      You would probably have to go places to watch an innings like this, and Australia would probably be asking themselves why they didn’t appeal for that first over Mankaded run-out. If you ask me, that should have been appealed for and the batsman should have been given out, but not too many are of that opinion.

      That’s it from me for today, will be back tomorrow with the fourth day’s play. Some time off cricket for me now, and on to some football, where Premier League action begins in around 90 minutes or so, some one-sided on-paper action could mean a lot of goals!

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:07pm | ! Report

      When Australia went on to score 408 in their first innings this morning, it seemed like there were only two results possible from there on, an Australian win or a draw. What Dhawan’s exhilarating innings has done is to open up one more possibility – an Indian victory.

      The rate at which they are playing they can look to get to a lead of 200 by the end of the fourth day and hope that the track deteriorates enough on the last day for them to spin Australia out. Realistically speaking I have a feeling it may not go that bad but Australia will have to bat well in the second innings.

      Australia, on the other hand, will know it cannot get much worse for them and will hope to take some lessons from the Hyderabad Test where one wicket had led to a major capitulation. If they can restrict India to say 450 or less, they can look to save the game a tad more easily.

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      boes said | 10:04pm | ! Report

      Is Clarke allowed to declare when we are bowling?

      • 10:10pm
        Colvin said | 10:10pm | ! Report

        Good idea. Why doesn’t he declare, claim victory and then return home.

    • 10:02pm
      jimmyk said | 10:02pm | ! Report

      Ed cowan said in his presser ‘that you can’t judge the wicket till both teams have batted on it’

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