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The lightning fast pitch at WACA has been Australia’s favourite weapon to floor touring sides especially those from the sub-continent. Indian teams have been no different, on most occasions they surrendered without a fight. That was till the indomitable Anil Kumble-led team landed here in 2008. They had just been beaten in the acrimonious Sydney Test. Trailing 2-0 a visibly hurt India proved that a team desperate for success can turn the tide at any point of time. They put up a superb fight to snap Australia’s record-equaling streak of 16 straight Test wins.
Four years later, India have come to Western Australia with the same score-line. A relatively close game at Melbourne was followed by a totally lop-sided affair at Sydney. And, this time there were no umpiring blunders. They have been completely outplayed so far with both matches ending inside four days. With no one else to blame, MS Dhoni and his men are culpable for failing to compete against what was dubbed as the “weakest” Australian team.
Actually, India’s performance on overseas tours in the last year or so has been dismal. The team that started 2011 as the world’s number one Test side has lost six away matches on the trot. While many defended them on the pretext that the team missed many of its first choice players during the 4-0 hiding in England, the tour down under has seen a full-strength India crumble and collapse.
Australia Squad: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shaun Marsh, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (c), Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin (wk), Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ryan Harris.
India Squad: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkye Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Zaheer Khan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Vinay Kumar.
Australia vs India, 3rd Test Match, Day 1
January 13, 2012, India Tour of Australia 2011-12, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
Umpires: A Dar (PAK) and K Dharmasena (SL) Third Umpire: P Reiffel (AUS)
Match Referee: R Madugalle (SL)