India tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v India at Perth, Jan 13-15, 2012
Australia won by an innings and 37 runs
13,14,15 January 2012 (5-day match)
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10.6

Starc to Gambhir, FOUR, the first boundary of the match comes up, Gambhir loves playing the cut, he throws his bat at this one, it flies wide of slips and towards third man. That was nearly six, landed on the half-volley just inside the ropes

India 18/1   G Gambhir 13* (38b 1x4)   MA Starc 1-0-4-0
11.6

Hilfenhaus to Gambhir, FOUR, lovely drive, pitched up on the off and he seized the chance, drives it soundly down the ground past mid-off

India 23/1   G Gambhir 17* (43b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 6-0-13-1
13.2

Siddle to Dravid, FOUR, ooh, risky, full and wide and Dravid chased it, slicing it over point and gully for a boundary

India 32/1   R Dravid 9* (32b 1x4)   PM Siddle 0.2-0-7-0
15.1

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, lovely straight drive from Tendulkar to get going, a length ball heading for middle, the trademark Tendulkar drive, Siddle throws himself to his right to try stop that, he can't, and that's a great way to get your first runs

India 40/2   SR Tendulkar 4* (2b 1x4)   PM Siddle 1.1-0-11-1
15.5

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar unleashes another eye-catching drive, past mid-on this time, splendidly timed to send it for four, a strange over this has been, two sumptuous boundaries bookending two terrific deliveries from Siddle

India 44/2   SR Tendulkar 8* (6b 2x4)   PM Siddle 1.5-0-15-1
17.6

Siddle to Tendulkar, FOUR, a gorgeous drive from Tendulkar to pick up his third boundary, a length ball is caressed past mid-off by Tendulkar

India 48/2   SR Tendulkar 12* (13b 3x4)   PM Siddle 3-0-19-1
22.5

Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, nearly gone there, Gambhir living dangerously, a leading edge as a he looks to clip the ball towards the leg side, the ball flies past third slip, and Gambhir fights on

India 58/2   G Gambhir 31* (75b 3x4)   RJ Harris 8.5-2-13-0
24.6

Harris to Laxman, FOUR, lovely drive from Laxman to get off the mark, an overpitched ball is punched wide of mid-off, very well timed and the ball has the legs to beat the chasing fielder

India 63/3   VVS Laxman 4* (5b 1x4)   RJ Harris 10-2-17-1
27.2

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli gets a boundary, but not the most convincing runs, a length ball that takes the outside edge, past the slips and to third man for four

India 67/4   V Kohli 4* (7b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 9.2-1-19-2
27.5

Hilfenhaus to Kohli, FOUR, a much more convincing boundary from Kohli, a punch to long-on, wonderfully timed to pick up four

India 73/4   V Kohli 10* (10b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 9.5-1-25-2
33.4

Siddle to Kohli, FOUR, top edge, Siddle slips in the bouncer, Kohli decides to go for the hook, a bit too quick for Kohli, who had to play that from outside off, top edge high over the keeper and towards fine leg

India 83/4   V Kohli 19* (34b 3x4)   PM Siddle 6.4-2-26-1
38.6

Harris to Kohli, FOUR, a nice stroke from Kohli fetches him a boundary, a length ball on the pads, Kohli times that superbly to send it racing for four to square leg

India 96/4   V Kohli 28* (52b 4x4)   RJ Harris 13-4-23-1
42.6

Starc to Kohli, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, that half-volley is punished by Kohli, nicely struck to the square leg boundary

India 104/4   V Kohli 35* (62b 5x4)   MA Starc 8-2-20-0
44.1

Starc to Kohli, FOUR, length ball swinging in towards the pads, nicely played by Kohli, gets well forward and uses his wrists to steer that towards the square leg boundary

India 108/4   V Kohli 39* (63b 6x4)   MA Starc 8.1-2-24-0
45.3

Hilfenhaus to Laxman, FOUR, shortish ball well outside off, Laxman has had enough of watching those through to the keeper, he slaps this past point for his second boundary

India 115/4   VVS Laxman 14* (59b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 14.3-5-29-2
46.3

Starc to Laxman, FOUR, a shortish ball on leg stump, Laxman pulls and plays well, doesn't bother to keep it down, no fielder at deep backward square leg, picks up four

India 120/4   VVS Laxman 18* (63b 3x4)   MA Starc 9.3-2-32-0
46.4

Starc to Laxman, FOUR, another four, but not too convincing this time, Starc gets the outside edge as Laxman played with soft hands outside off, outside edge sends it past second slip for four

India 124/4   VVS Laxman 22* (64b 4x4)   MA Starc 9.4-2-36-0
51.3

Harris to Laxman, FOUR, short ball from Harris, Laxman's has been good with the pull today, once more he doesn't care about keeping it down, one bounce for four behind square leg

India 135/5   VVS Laxman 31* (82b 5x4)   RJ Harris 16.3-5-33-1
54.1

Siddle to Vinay Kumar, FOUR, full and fired in towards the stumps, Vinay gets his first runs in Test cricket with a clip to the square leg boundary, that shot proved very productive for Kohli as well

India 142/6   R Vinay Kumar 4* (2b 1x4)   PM Siddle 11.1-3-40-3
55.2

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni isn't going to hang around, second ball is whipped to the square leg boundary, skates down the track and cracks that for four

India 148/6   MS Dhoni 8* (16b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 15.2-5-33-2
55.4

Hilfenhaus to Dhoni, FOUR, 'Catch it,' cry some of the Aussies as Dhoni lashes that over cover, the fielder there jumps but that was too high for him, another powerful four

India 152/6   MS Dhoni 12* (18b 2x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 15.4-5-37-2
59.4

Hilfenhaus to Yadav, FOUR, slides it down the leg side, Umesh gets a bit of bat on it and sends it to the fine leg boundary

India 161/9   UT Yadav 4* (2b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 17.4-5-43-4
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