Once again Australia’s bowlers swing attack dismissed India for 161 runs before stumps on the first day of the third Test at the WACA ground in Perth on Friday.
Ben Hilfenhaus (4-43), Mitchell Starc (2-39) and Peter Siddle (3-42) made short work on the much vaunted Indian batting line up to bowl out the tourists after skipper Michael Clarke won the toss elected to field.
Virat Kohli top scored with 44 runs and shared a valuable 68 runs for the fifth wicket with V.V.S. Laxman (31) as India capitulated either side of the partnership. India lost the last six wickets for 30 runs as it slumped from 131 for four.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar.
Australia: Michael Clarke (c), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ryan Harris, Mitchel Starc.