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India stuns Australia

India stunned Australia by winning the third Test at the WACA by 72 runs on the fourth day.

If India had drawn the second Test in Sydney, the fourth and last Test in Adelaide could have been a series decider but I think India will go into the fourth Test with more confidence than Austrlia.

Ricky Ponting's men were also searching to equal the record of 17 consecutive Test wins set by Steve Waugh's team but the signs were not good when he was dismissed early on the fourth day.

In an earlier post I pointed out that India could win after setting a big total but in the end they could only set a target of 413 after Australia had the better of the third day in the field but that target was good enough to bring an Indian victory five years after the last one on Australian soil.

I think Australia were let down by their batting in this Test with Michael Clarke scoring the highest score of 81 in the second innings but that was not good enough to save the Test especially with only Mike Hussey and Ponting managing to get past 40 in that innings.

I think India started slowly and their bowlers have been quicker to adjust and now it looks like the final Test in Adelaide could be a thriller.

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