Border-Gavaskar Trophy - 3rd Test

India v Australia

India won by 6 wickets

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47.5

Jadeja to Warner, OUT, Jadeja strikes for India. This selection from Dhoni and co keeps on working. Warner wants to leave the crease in defence, but for some reason restrains his forward movement. Consequently he is not quite to the pitch of the ball, which bounces a little extra, hits the inside edge and then the top of the pad to lob up for an easy catch for Dhoni to run down the pitch and take

DA Warner c †Dhoni b Jadeja 71 (186m 147b 9x4 0x6) SR: 48.29

Australia 139/1   EJM Cowan 56* (143b 6x4)   RA Jadeja 9.5-0-34-1

47.6

Jadeja to Clarke, OUT, Jadeja is on a hat-trick. And he has comprehensively beaten Clarke with his last two balls. That is as comprehensive as they come. Clarke is again unsure with his forward movement, Jadeja rips across one big offbreak, which lands on off, short of his reach, and turns across the bat. Clarke has been dragged outside the crease too. And Dhoni is super quick with the stumping

MJ Clarke st †Dhoni b Jadeja 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 139/2   EJM Cowan 56* (143b 6x4)   RA Jadeja 10-0-34-2

59.3

Ojha to Hughes, OUT, Hughes is gone. This was a freight train coming. Short of a length, middle and leg, turns and bounces sharply down the leg side, Hughes is late in withdrawing the glove, and Dhoni is sharp with the deflection. Hughes against spin: last 70 balls, two runs, out five times

PJ Hughes c †Dhoni b Ojha 2 (39m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.45

Australia 151/3   EJM Cowan 66* (181b 7x4)   PP Ojha 6.3-1-23-1

77.6

Ashwin to Cowan, OUT, finally Cowan is caught. Finally Kohli holds one. And finally Ashwin gets reward for some superb bowling today. Again tossed up nicely, dipping on Cowan, who defends from the crease. The ball pitches full around middle and off, then turns away, takes the edge, and Kohli swallows the sitter at slip

EJM Cowan c Kohli b Ashwin 86 (295m 238b 8x4 0x6) SR: 36.13

Australia 198/4   SPD Smith 27* (54b 3x4 1x6)   R Ashwin 27-6-47-1

93.1

Sharma to Haddin, OUT, "Unlucky" Ishant gets a lucky break. Short, wide, Haddin tries to dab this fine behind square, the ball stays a touch low, takes the bottom edge, and rattles the stumps

BJ Haddin b Sharma 21 (50m 36b 2x4 1x6) SR: 58.33

Australia 244/5   SPD Smith 49* (109b 6x4 1x6)   I Sharma 17.1-6-34-1

93.3

Sharma to Henriques, OUT, Ishant is on a roll now. This is a proper bowler's wicket. Length ball, short of a driving length, but not too short. Henriques defends forward, but it reverses in to hit the pad, and then the stumps

MC Henriques b Sharma 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 244/6   SPD Smith 49* (109b 6x4 1x6)   I Sharma 17.3-6-34-2

98.1

Jadeja to Siddle, OUT, and the first ball of the bonus overs has taken the wicket. Full, really full, pitches middle and leg, holds its line, hits the inside half of the pad. Kettleborough takes his time before raising the finger. And after he has been given out lbw, Kohli seems to be suggesting he had caught it too. No, Virat, you are not getting that catch against your name

PM Siddle lbw b Jadeja 0 (22m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 251/7   SPD Smith 56* (123b 7x4 1x6)   RA Jadeja 20.1-6-51-3

124.1

Ojha to Smith, OUT, he has been given out stumped without the help of the third umpire. Very well bowled by Ojha. Goes wide of the crease, angles this in, makes him play. The ball pitches on middle and off, and short of where he expects it to, this dragging him more forward than he wants to. The ball turns across the bat, Dhoni is quick, and the stumping is made. Smith is on the line. That's a close call to make without looking at the replay. Another Aussie falls just short of a hundred

SPD Smith st †Dhoni b Ojha 92 (236m 185b 10x4 1x6) SR: 49.72

Australia 348/8   MA Starc 56* (94b 8x4)   PP Ojha 22.1-4-69-2

138.5

Sharma to Starc, OUT, oh he is gone on 99. How disappointing, but Starc can manage a bit of a smile when he walks back. He has been nervous this over. Length ball, on off, he drives at it, gets a healthy edge, and Dhoni dives to his left to take the catch. The Australian dressing room looks dejected, Starc looks to hide that disappointment with that smile. That's a heartbreak. Gone for his first-class best

MA Starc c †Dhoni b Sharma 99 (146m 144b 14x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

Australia 399/9   NM Lyon 5* (38b 1x4)   I Sharma 28.5-7-71-3

141.5

Ashwin to Doherty, OUT, India will have to bat before lunch. Tossed up on middle and leg, holds its line a bit, hits him in front of leg. Did it straighten enough? I don't think so, but he has been given

XJ Doherty lbw b Ashwin 5 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Australia 408/10   NM Lyon 9* (44b 1x4)   R Ashwin 43.5-9-97-2
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Mar 18, 2013

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja congratulate one another on steering India home to victory, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Mohali, 5th day, March 18, 2013

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja congratulate one another on steering India home to victory

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Mar 18, 2013

MS Dhoni pulls to the leg side, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Mohali, 5th day, March 18, 2013

MS Dhoni pulls to the leg side

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