3rd Test – India vs Australia Live Match Score & Updates | IND vs AUS Live Thu Mar 14 – Mon Mar 18, 2013
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File Photo: India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni inspects the pitch during a cricket practice session in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. MS Dhoni will hope to beat Australia in the 3rd Test as well to win the four-match-series and ultimately aim for whitewash with the fourth match. REUTERS/Amit Dave
3rd Test – India vs Australia Live | IND vs AUS 3rd test live
Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali
Thu Mar 14 – Mon Mar 18
09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 09:00 PKT
Toss: No Toss on Day 1 because of Rain
Umpires: Aleem Dar and RA Kettleborough
TV umpire: S Asnani
Match referee: RS Madugalle
Reserve Umpire: RM Deshpande
India won the third Test against Australia by six wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match series here Monday.
India took 33.3 overs to overcome the 133-run target. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (18) and Ravindra Jadeja (8) took India home.
Earlier Monday, Australia were bowled out for 223 in their second innings. They had made 408 in the first innings and India made 499 in response.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 3rd Test match between India and Australia in Mohali.
India is set to take on Australia for the third time in 3rd Test match at Mohali leading the four matches series 2-0. India will be withouth explosive opener Virender Sehwag who is dropped from the India squad for the last two Tests against Australia, after failing to impress the selectors.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) axed the 34-year-old for his below-par performance in the first two Tests in Chennai and Hyderabad. Sehwag scored only 27 runs from three innings at an average of 9 in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. His figures read 2, 19 and 6.
India currently lead the series 2-0. The third Test will be played at Mohali from March 14-18 and the fourth at Delhi from March 22-26.
The 14 member squad for the last test matches led by MS Dhoni: M.S. Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, R. Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma.
Virender Sehwag’s coach A.N. Sharma Thursday said the Delhi batsman is not an ordinary player and hoped his ward would make a strong comeback to reclaim his place in the Test side.
Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden Thursday said the axing of India opener Virender Sehwag would probably be advantageous for the visiting team, making them happy.
Hayden added that he was sorry to hear about Sehwag being dropped as the Delhi batsman is one of his favourites.
In terms of bouncing back, Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke believes that his team can make a comeback in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India despite being 0-2 down in the four-match Test series.
“Yes, we can comeback in the series. If we can win the third Test in Mohali then we have a chance to make it 2-2. Had there been a fifth Test, I am sure we would have won the series 3-2,” Clarke told mediapersons here.
Clarke admitted that India performed much better as a unit than his team.
“India have been playing really good. They have proved better in all departments of the game – batting, bowling and fielding. But we have learned a lot from our mistakes in the first two Tests. Now we are going to the third Test as a more experienced team. We know its going to be tough but it’s in our nature not to give up. Australia will fight till the end.
“We offer no excuses for losing. Credit goes to India for playing better cricket,” added the 31-year-old.
Asked about India opener Virender Sehwag’s axing from the Test squad, Clarke said that the explosive opener has the talent and ability to make a comeback to the Indian team.
“I shouldn’t be speaking on selection of Indian players as I remained too focussed on the Australian team but Virender is a fantastic cricketer in all three formats of the game. I am sure he would be back in the team,” said the middle-order batsman.
Clarke paid a visit to the Taj Mahal Thursday with his wife. When asked about the experience, Clarke said: “It was great and magnificent. After all, it’s one of the seven wonders in the world.”
The 3rd Test between India vs Australia is being played at Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali from Thu Mar 14 – Mon Mar 18 (Follow daily updates on March 14, March 15, March 16, March 17 & March 18) at 09:30 local in Mohali, 04:00 GMT and 09:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 3rd Test match of IND vs AUS here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read India vs Australia match updates and match report after the match is over.
Australia takes four spin-bowling options to India for their four-Test tour, with Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith named in a 17-man squad alongside Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty. On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir is out and Harbhajan Singh is in for India. Australian captain Michael Clarke was surprised with the exclusion of Gautam Gambhir from India’s Test squad though and said his bowlers are happy that the aggressive opening batsman was not playing in the series.
There will be total of four test matches on Australia’s tour of India in 2013.
India has already won the first two matches and are on the safe side and will hope to win the 3rd test to win the series and then aim to win the fourth to ultimately whitewash Australia at their soil.
India vs Australia Squads
India Team for 3rd Test: (From) M.S. Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, R. Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma.
Australia team for 3rd Test: (From) Michael Clarke (capt), Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phil Hughes, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Moises Henriques, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty, Jackson Bird, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith
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