Adelaide Test, Day 3: As it happened
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Adelaide: Australia once again dominated the proceedings on day 3 of the Adelaide Test as despite Kohli’s ton, they dismissed India for 272 runs and by the end of day’s play, their lead had swelled to 382 runs.
Highlights from the final session
Australia’s second innings
12: 33 p.m. Over 14: End of the third day’s play. Australia were 50/3 with a lead of 382 runs.
12: 18 p.m. Over 12: Out! R Ashwin trapped Cowan in front of the wickets as Australia lost their third wicket in quick succession.
12:17 p.m. Over 11: Out! Zaheer trapped Marsh in front of the wickets as Australia lost their second wicket. This was Marsh’s third duck of the series.
12: 10 p.m. Over 10: Out! R Ashwin got his first scalp of the innings as he took a low return catch to remove dangerous David Warner.
India’s first innings
Australia wrapped up the Indian innings for 272 runs as Peter Siddle and Virat Kohli emerged as the star of their respective sides on day 3. Clarke decided against enforcing the follow-on.
11:23 a.m. Over 96: Ben Hilfenhaus trapped Kohli in front of the wickets to put an end to a superb innings of 116 runs.
11: 17 a.m. Over 94: Out! Hilfenhaus removed Ishant Sharma the next delivery after being hit square for a boundary in the prior.
11: 04 a.m. Over 92: Virat Kohli slammed a maiden Test ton and the first from India in the series to stand tall amid weathering Indian batting.
10: 44 a.m. Over 88: Double strike! Peter Siddle once again proved to be the tormenter of Indian batting. He first removes R Aswhin and then Zaheer Khan of back to back deliveries reducing India to 230/8.
Highlights from the second session
Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha had forged a 100-run partnership before the latter`s departure to provide stability to the Indian innings as India were 225/6 at tea.
10: 11 a.m. Over 85: Out! Wriddhiman Saha misjudged and shouldered arms to a delivery pitched just outside off stump that just nips in to hit the stumps. Ryan Harris gets his first wicket.
9:55 a.m. Over 80: New ball taken and also a testing time for the batsmen before the tea break.
9: 45 a.m. Over 77: 100 run partnership between Kohli and Saha. Both have played a positive cricket unlike the top order batsmen and are exhibiting much needed character and resilience.
9:34 a.m. Over 73: A cover drive from Kohli brings 200 for India
9: 31 a.m. Over 72: Virat Kohli hits a boundary and then follows it up with a six over mid wicket off Clarke’s consecutive deliveries.
9:23 a.m. Over 69: Wriddhiman Saha dispatches Nathan Lyon over midwicket boundary for a six. Certainly, they need a positive batting like this.
8: 59 a.m. Over 63: 50-run partnership between Saha and Kohli
8: 56 a.m.Over 62: Virat Kohli reaches his second consecutive fifty of the series with a fabulous shot between mid on and mid wicket for a boundary. India 159/5.
8: 12 a.m. Over 52: Play resumes as India need 283 to avoid follow-on.
Highlights from the first session
7: 12 a.m. Over 47: Out! Laxman was caught behind off Lyon delivery that spun outside off. Laxman’s (18) wicket meant that India were five wickets down still trailing Australian score by 493 runs.
6: 54 a.m. Over 41: 100 up for India.
6: 27 a.m. Over 34: Out! It’s Gambhir who was the second wicket to fall in morning and again it is Peter Siddle. He produces a brilliant bouncer on a flat track and all Gambhir could do was hop and play it towards gully where Hussey takes a good diving catch to end his innings at 34 runs.
6: 12 a.m. Over 32: Peter Siddle removed Sachin Tendulkar, caught at slip by Ponting at the score of 25 runs. Siddle provided Australia with the crucial breakthrough as has been the case so far in the series. India 78/3.
5: 36 a.m. Over 22: First runs of the day, Tendulkar gets a boundary off Hilfenhaus at square leg.