Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cricket Updates: Australia rout India in Perth to seal the 4-match Test series by 3-0

PERTH, Australia (Jan. 15) – India were outclassed by a huge margin of an innings and 37 runs in the third test against Australia just concluded at WACA, Perth. 

David Warner and Peter Siddle celebrate Australia's win
 The nightmarish run of men in blue continues in Australia as they crumbled for 171 in the second innings of the third test falling short of 37 runs from Australia’s first innings score of 369.

At lunch on day three in Perth, India were tottering at 165-6 in their second innings, still 43 away from Australia's first-innings total of 369. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 69, with debutant Vinay Kumar on six.

The only resistance came from Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid; but once Dravid clean bowled by Harris, yet again, it looked like over for the tourists. Kohli was the highest runs getter in the second innings with his well-made 75, Dravid made 47 while no other batsmen succeeded to reach the double figure other than openers Gautam Gambhir (14) and Virender Sehwag (10).

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