Day 4: India vs Australia Live Streaming 3rd Test Live Score 2013
India v Australia, 3rd Test, Mohali, Day 4 Live Streaming
India 283 for 0 (Dhawan 185*, Vijay 83*) trail Australia 408 (Starc 99, Smith 92, Cowan 86, Warner 71, Ishant 3-72, Jadeja 3-77) by 125 runs
Shikhar Dhawan smashed the fastest ton on debut and finished unbeaten on 185 as India's openers pummelled Australia on day three in Mohali
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Shikhar Dhawan could possibly have been out before he had faced a ball in Test matches. The first delivery of the innings slipped out of Mitchell Starc's hand and landed on the stumps with the debutant out of his ground at the non-striker's end. There was no appeal, but if made it would have sent many running for the law book and coming back with varying interpretations of two laws: mankading and dead ball.
Dhawan, though, felt he was out, and took full advantage of what he felt was Australian generosity with a breathtaking century, its 85-ball duration the swiftest ever by a Test debutant. By the close he was still there on a commanding 185, looking utterly impassable while gathering runs with the kind of rare ease that invoked memories of Mark Waugh's debut against England at Adelaide Oval in 1991.*
Australia's tally of 408 had been swelled by Mitchell Starc's 99, but it was made to look laughably puny by how Dhawan set about his task in the company of the neat and tidy M Vijay. They formed a beautifully balanced union that did not take long to become plainly disdainful of the visiting bowlers, and by the close it was comfortably India's best opening stand against Australia.