Melbourne Test ended up in a draw, series win for Australia

Australia won the Border Gavaskar Trophy Test Series against India as the third and crucial game ended up in a draw. The hosts have won the first two games in the four match series.

MS Dhoni last test

 

This match was too turning in favor of the Aussies, but a last hour survival from Ravichandran Ashwin and Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India to fetch a draw.

Australian bowlers tried their best to pick seven wickets in the final session, but they managed to grab only three.

Australian Captain Steven Smith conceded the draw with four over remaining, and at that time India was 174/6.   Watch the highlights videos here.

Earlier, in the first session of the fifth day, the Aussies set a target of 384 for the Indians. The visitors had 70 overs for the run chase, but they didn’t even try to chase the huge yet assailable target.

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Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scored 54 and 48 for India. Dhoni and Aswin scored an unbeaten 24 and 8 runs respectively.

Ryan Harris was named ‘Man of the Match’ for his scintillating all round performance. The 35 year old man scored a 50 in the first innings, and he also picked six wickets for his side.

The fourth and final Test match will begin at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6th 2014.

The match will not have any role in deciding the series winners, but India will be trying to bring back their lost honor by triumphing in this match.

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