Siddle takes 5 in Adelaide

January 26, 2012

by privatemusings

Adelaide Oval, Fourth Test
Day 3: Australia 604-7 dec & 50-3 v India 272

Peter Siddle took 5 wickets today as Australia continued to dominate India in what is proving to be a very one sided Test match series down under.

The Victorian paceman caused India’s batsmen huge problems, as he claimed 5-49 on what remains a good batting surface.

India would have had high hopes of batting out the day as they resumed their first innings on 61-2 this morning. Despite a well-made century from Virat Kolhi, India yet again collapsed to a below par 272 all out.

Kolhi was eventually dismissed for 116 when he was trapped lbw by Ben Hilfenhaus. His century came from 213 balls and included 11 fours and 1 six. Kolihi has been the only India batsman to adjust to the extra pace and bounce of the Australian surfaces, and Duncan Fletcher will be aware that it is time to blood more young talent.

Sachin Tendulkar remains on 99 Test match hundreds as he was dismissed for 25 by Siddle, caught by Ricky Ponting. Siddle was well supported all day by Hilfenhuas (3-62), as well as Ryan Harris and Nathan Lyon who also chipped in with a wicket a piece.

Despite a lead of 336 Michael Clarke opted not to enforce the follow on in the reaming 14 overs of the day. Australia got to the close on 50-3, with Ponting (1*) and Clarke (9*) at the crease.

Australia will be looking for quick runs tomorrow morning before getting India back into bat as they go in search of a 4-0 series whitewash.

The Scoop 26/01/2012

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