Live Cricket Score India vs Australia third Test at WACA, Perth: India 73 for 4 at lunch

Earlier Australia won toss and opted to bowl first © Getty Images

 

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Perth: Jan 13, 2012

 

Australian pacers dominated first session on day one of the third Test at Perth as India lost early four wickets. India reached 73 for 4 at lunch.

 

Earlier after winning the toss, Australian captain Michael Clarke inserted India to bat.

 

Opener Virender Sehwag continued his poor form as he was dismissed for a duck Ben Hiflenhaus. Rahul Dravid too could not find form as he was once again bowled by Peter Siddle for nine runs.

 

With expectations of hundredth ton, Sachin Tendulkar made positive start to his innings but was trapped leg before wicket by Ryan Harris who is playing his first Test of the series.

 

Not a century has yet been hit by any Indian batsman. Except for Tendulkar, who has been in imperious form in all the four innings he has played, no top order batsman has been among runs with average below 30s.

 

Tendulkar, who is just one short of his 100th international ton, has scored 226 runs in four innings at an average of 56.50.

 

Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag have just about hundred runs from two Tests. Gambhir, despite his 83 in the second innings at the SCG, has not touched the 100-run mark.

 

Laxman got 66 runs in one innings yet has only 71 runs from the tour. Like England it appears a collective failure of the batting unit. And, unlike England, even Dravid is struggling.

 

Brief Score: India 73 for 4 (Virat Kohli 10 (11), VVS Laxman 4 (11); Ben Hilfenhaus 2 for 25, Ryan Harris 1 for 17) vs Australia

 

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