India Vs Australia 18/03/2013 - 3rd test results

India Vs Australia (14/03/2013 - 18/03/2013) - 3rd Test - Results,Review and Statistical Highlights

The 3rd Cricket test match between India and Australia held from 14/03/2013 to 18/03/2013 was very important for Australia as they somehow needed to bounce back after they lost the first and the second test match.During this tour Australia's batting has done well in patches but have not been consistent as they have lost bulk of the wickets from time to time triggering a collapse.

Statistical Highlights

At the third test match held between India and Australia from 14/03/2013 to 18/03/2013 the Australians won the toss and chose to bat and did so splendidly as their opening batsman had a brilliant partnership of 139 with Ed Cowan and David Warner making 86 and 71 runs respectively.After their initial partnership they lost their way and at one stage were 151 for the loss of 3 wickets.There was only one more partnership between Steven Smith and Mitchell Starc with both making 92 and 99 runs respectively that helped the Aussies make a score of 408 in their first innings.

Almost everyone contributed when India bowled during the1st innings.Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja picked up 3 wickets each along with Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha who picked up 2 wickets each.

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The Indian batting in the first innings started with a superb partnership between Shikar Dhawan and Murali Vijay who made 187 and 153 runs respectively.Apart from them it was only Virat Kholi who made 67 runs and remained not out as India suffered a collapse and lost their ten wickets for the score of 499 runs.

Peter Siddle was the highlight of the Australian bowling in the first innings as he picked up 5 wickets.Mitchell Starc picked up two wickets and Moises Henriques,Nathan Lyon and Steven Smith picked up 1 wicket each.

The Australians much like the earlier test matches struggled in their second innings while batting as they were bowled out for 223 with only Philip Hughes and Mitchell Starc making a worthy contribution of 69 and 35 respectively.

During India's Bowling in the second innings Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja picked up 3 wickets each.Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha picked up 2 wickets each.

This set India a target of 133 runs to seal the series.Shikar Dhawan didn't come out to bat because of an injury.Pujara and Vijay played well initially making 26 and 28 runs respectively.Virat Kholi made 34 runs and Sachin Tendulkar made 21 but it was the partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni that took India home.

The Australian bowlers didn't give anything away and made India earn their runs in the second innings.The pick of their bowlers in the second innings were Mitchell Starc who contained India  before they won by 6 wickets.Peter Siddle,Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty picked up one wicket each.

What did you think about the the third test match held between India and Australia  14/03/2013 - 18/03/2013?


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