Australia Won The Thrid Test PERTH India Saved The Clean Sveep


PERTH: A aggressive Australia blitzed India's appendage to drove the hapless tourists by an innings and 37 runs with added than two canicule to additional in the third analysis on Sunday and booty an incontestable 3-0 advance in the series.

India's ache was circuitous aback skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was banned for the fourth and final analysis in Adelaide afterwards his aggregation were begin accusable of declining to advance an adequate over amount in the match.

In a affecting acme to the rout, Ben Hilfenhaus (4-54) took three wickets in bristles assurance afore Peter Siddle (3-43) removed Virat Kohli for 75 in the abutting over to end India's additional innings at 171, aloof 10 runs bigger than their first.

Australia reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar bays they alone in 2009 and skipper Michael Clarke paid accolade to Man of the Bout David Warner, whose innings of 180 included the fastest analysis aeon by an aperture batsman in 69 balls.

"We should be actual appreciative to accept baffled the cardinal two ranked analysis aggregation in the world," Clarke told reporters.

"It's a actual acceptable victory," he added. "A lot of acclaim not alone to Davy, who batted brilliantly, but additionally to his aperture accomplice Ed Cowan.

"Our bowlers additionally deserve a lot of acclaim for demography 20 wickets afresh adjoin a actual acceptable batting side. I anticipate we played absolutely able-bodied and I couldn't be happier as a captain."

It was a seventh alternating across analysis defeat for India afterwards the 4-0 beating they accustomed in England aftermost summer to lose the cardinal one analysis ranking, and questions will be asked about several of their accomplished batsmen.

"Class is consistently there, they accept the experience, it's aloof in back-to-back alternation that we accept failed," Dhoni said in the post-match presentation.

"We accept not acclimatized able-bodied to the altitude bound enough. Winning in Adelaide is the alone action we accept now, the bowlers accept apparent they can booty wickets, we charge to put added runs on the board."

India had resumed on 88 for four still defective 120 runs to bout Australia's aboriginal accomplishment of 369 and accomplish the hosts bat again.

On a baking morning at the WACA, which had the admirers bottleneck about the adulatory sunscreen dispensers as they streamed into the ground, the Australians were kept at bay for the aboriginal hour.

The Australian bowlers, oustanding in all three tests, connected to accomplish abounding use of the animation on action from the wicket but were affected to delay for the advance as Rahul Dravid (47) and Kohli put up annealed resistance.


Kohli has been beneath burden for his abode in the ancillary for abundant of the bout but already afresh accepted to be one of his team's added absorbing batsmen, bringing up his fifty with a flicked four through continued on.

He and Dravid had put on 84 for the fifth wicket aback Ryan Harris assuredly afar them, bluffing the chief accomplice with a brawl that swung in, comatose through the aboideau and removed the leg stump.

It was the fifth time in six innings in the alternation that the 39-year-old Dravid, accepted as "the Wall" for his able defence, had been bowled.

Dhoni lasted aloof 20 account afore binding a Siddle commitment to Ricky Ponting in the block for two with the above Australia skipper demography a accomplished low catch.

The tourists accolade to cafeteria at 165 for six but abounding in the 14,000 army were still accepting aback to their seats aback the end came.

Hilfenhaus, who took 4-43 in the aboriginal innings, despatched debutant R. Vinay Kumar (six) and Zaheer Khan (0) in alternating assurance and Ishant Sharma lasted aloof two deliveries afore he too ancient for a duck. Clarke took all three catches in the slips.

It was larboard to Siddle to accomplish the aftermost rites in the additional brawl of the abutting over, bleared in to end Kholi's adamant attrition with an bend to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

Australia won the aboriginal analysis in Melbourne by 122 runs and the additional in Sydney by an innings and 68 runs. The fourth analysis begins in Adelaide on Jan 24. AGENCIES

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