Ryan Harris © Getty Images (File Photo)
Ryan Harris (above) induced the inside edge of Shikhar Dhawan’s bat © Getty Images (File Photo)

Dec 11, 2014

Shikhar Dhawan was batting beautifully before being bowled by Ryan Harris on Day Three of the first Test between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval. Dhawan was looking good against Mitchell Johnson, scoring three boundaries off one of his overs before Harris broke through.

Australia declared overnight on a score of 517 for seven. With just over 30 overs bowled on the second day, Australia continued to massacre the Indian bowlers, piling up a massive 517 for seven. Big centuries from Steven Smith, David Warner, and Michael Clarke boosted Australia.

The Indian bowlers were inconsistent throughout the innings, with the occasional exception of Ishant Sharma. Mohammed Shami and Varun Aaron were wayward and expensive, and provided too much of width at the start of the match. Warner had taken a liking to the bowling, and got Australia off to a flying start. Thereafter, Clarke and Smith kept the momentum going as India continued to wilt. Karn Sharma, the debutant, managed two wickets but went for over 100 runs, as did Shami and Aaron.

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