Australia Close Victory For Third Test Again India


PERTH: Addition afflictive achievement by India's acrid top adjustment had the tourists decrepit appear a abundant defeat afterwards the additional day of the third Test adjoin Australia in Perth on Saturday.

At the abutting of play, India, defective to win to accept any achievement of application the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, were 88 for four in their additional innings afterwards yet addition collapse, an all-embracing arrears of 120 runs.

Veteran Rahul Dravid was best on 32 and Virat Kohli on 21.

Young paceman Mitchell Starc, who claimed the admired wicket of Sachin Tendulkar cheaply in the Indian additional innings, said the Australians didn't apprehend to accept to bat afresh in the match.

Indian paceman Umesh Yadav, who was a attenuate chink of ablaze for the tourists as he took his aboriginal five-wicket booty in Test cricket, put on a adventurous face.

Australia were absolved beforehand for 369 in their aboriginal innings, bolstered by a aggressive 180 from opener David Warner, giving the home ancillary an all-embracing advance of 208 afterwards the Indians fabricated aloof 161 in their aboriginal innings.

Yadav's one-man avowal gave his Indian ancillary some hope, but their ageing top-order batsmen afresh bootless to bear in the additional innings.

As was the case in their 122-run defeat in Melbourne and innings accident in Sydney, the Indian rot set in aboriginal in their additional time with the bat.

Left-armer Starc best up the wicket of opener Gautam Gambhir (14), bent in the block from a steepling commitment in his aboriginal over.

Out-of-form opener Virender Sehwag never looked adequate and fell to Peter Siddle one run afterwards for 10, while Tendulkar will accept to delay at atomic one added Test for his 100th all-embracing century, afterwards actuality trapped leg-before wicket by Starc for a paltry eight.

V.V.S. Laxman's poor alternation connected back he was bent in the block off Ben Hilfenhaus for a nine-ball avoid as India angled to 51-4.

Australia resumed the additional day at 149 for no wicket and looked set to bat the Indians out of the bout back openers Warner and Ed Cowan put on 214 for the aboriginal wicket.

However, three wickets fell to Yadav afore cafeteria -- Cowan (74), Shaun Marsh (11) and Ricky Ponting (seven) -- sparking a abrupt Indian fightback.

Warner, alone on 126, looked set to become the additional Australian batsman to canyon 200 in as abounding innings, but he holed out to a back-pedalling Yadav at long-on off paceman Ishant Sharma.

Yadav completed the bolt central the abuttals rope, catastrophe a arresting 159-ball beating by Warner.

His innings featured 20 fours and bristles sixes, the opener adopting his aeon off aloof 69 assurance -- the according fourth-fastest in Test candid -- backward on the aboriginal day.

Skipper Michael Clarke, who denticulate an unconquered 329 in the additional Sydney Test, went for 18, bent abaft off Zaheer Khan.

Following their war of words, Khan got one over Brad Haddin, accepting the wicketkeeper bent abaft for a three-ball duck, but it was Australia who looked able-bodied set to accept the aftermost laugh

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