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26-Jan-2012 07:22:00 GMT
Australia v India, 4th Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Kohli Hit Maiden Ton, But Aussies on Top

Adelaide: With a lead of 382 runs, Australia were still calling the shots despite R Ashwin and Zaheer Khan took three wickets in three overs on the third day of the fourth and final Test at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Thursday.

Ricky Ponting and captain Michael Clarke took the Australian second innings to 50/3 after losing three wickets in three overs.

R Ashwin gave India the first breakthrough when he dismissed David Warner by making him play across the line to a delivery but the opener ended up giving a simple catch to Ashwin.

Zaheer Khan struck in the next over when he trapped Shaun Marsh plumb in front of the wicket for a duck.

Ashwin then took his second wicket in the next over when he trapped Ed Cowan plumb in front of the wicket.

Earlier, India were bundled out for 272 runs in their first innings but with a lead of 332 runs, Australia did not enforce a follow-on.

The Indian innings ended when Virat Kohli (116) was trapped plumb in front of the wicket by Ben Hilfenhaus, who in his previous over had clean bowled Ishant Sharma.

Kohli's hundred is the first century by an Indian batsman in this series.

Peter Siddle registered his fifth five-wicket haul as he dismissed R Ashwin and Zaheer Khan off successive deliveries.

Ryan Harris clean bowled Wriddhiman Saha to reduce India to 225/6 at tea. Saha (35) played well to add 114 runs with Virat Kohli for the sixth wicket. This is only the third hundred-run partnership for India in this series.

Trailing Australia by 482 runs, India were struggling at 5-122 at lunch.

Nathan Lyon had VVS Laxman (18) caught behind by Brad Haddin as India lost half of their side with just over hundred runs on the board.

Brief scores
7 for 604 dec and 3 for 50 (Clarke 9*, Ponting 1*)
India 272 (Kohli 116, Siddle 5-49, Hilfenhaus 3-62)
Status Australia lead by 382 runs

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