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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ind vs Aus: First Test Day 3 Highlights

Following are the statistical highlights of the third day's play between India and Australia in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.





Earlier in the day, fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus wrecked India's middle-order with his maiden five-wicket haul (5/75) to give Australia a vital 51 run first innings lead. Peter Siddle bagged three for 63 while James Pattinson got two for 55.

Resuming at an overnight 214 for three, Indian batsmen struggled against the pace and swing generated by the Australian fast bowlers during the morning session. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin offered some resistance with his quickfire 31 off 35 balls.

Hilfenhaus dismissed Rahul Dravid, who failed to add to his overnight score of 68, with the second ball of the day and then removed Virat Kohli (11) with the second ball of his second spell.

Australia were 179 for eight in their second innings and stretched their lead to 230 runs at stumps against India on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Wednesday.

Mike Hussey was batting on 79 and James Pattinson three at close of play. Earlier in the day, India were bowled out for 282 in the first innings in reply to Australia's 333.

Today Total 15 wickets fell for 247 runs.

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