Perth: Australia tromped India by an innings and 37 runs in the 3rd Test at Perth on Sunday to clinch series by taking a 3-0 lead. India was bowled out for 171 runs in second innings on Day 3 at Perth’s WACA.
At lunch on day 3 in Perth, India was faltered at 165-6 in their second innings, still 43 away from Australia’s first-innings total of 369. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 69, with debutant Vinay Kumar on six.
Earlier in the day, the Indians resumed at 88-4, needing another 120 runs to make Australia’s bat again, and Kohli and veteran Dravid briefly revitalized their hopes with a determined 84-run stand for the fifth wicket.
However, Dravid’s once-famed wall guard was again breached by Harris, who knocked the 39-year-old’s leg stump out of the ground.
It was the 5th time in six innings this series that Dravid had been bowled, and his average for the series of 28 is well down on his career usual against Australia of 52.62.
Dhoni again failed, jammed in slips by a diving Ricky Ponting for two, and the skipper has ended just 102 runs in the series at 20.40, with 57 of those runs coming in the first innings in Sydney.