Day Four: India vs Australia Live Streaming Third Test, Ind v Aus
Indian debutant Shikhar Dhawan was unable to lead India further on fourth day of the third Test cricket at Mohali. Australian tweaker Nathan Lyon dismissed Dhawan for 187 in the second over of the Sunday’s play. Dhawan was caught Ed Cowan at Silly point.
Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay batted out their second session of the day as India took stumps at 283 for no loss. The hosts now trail Australia by 125 runs and the way these two are going, the deficit should get wiped out in the first session of Day Four.
The 27-year-old Dhawan was on a record-breaking spree as he raced to his century off a mere 85 balls, and was going strong, when the stumps were drawn on the third day of the penultimate Test, with the hosts still trailing by 125 runs.
The Delhi left-hander surpassed the record of earlier fastest hundred on debut, which was in the name of West Indian Dwayne Smith, who reached his ton in 93 balls in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in January 2004.
In the process, Dhawan also became the highest individual scorer for India on debut, beating the previous record held by Gundappa Vishwanath (137) against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 1969-70. It was a breathtaking assault by Dhawan who unleashed a flurry of strokes on both sides of the wicket to leave the visitors in a daze as the Indians scored at a brisk run rate of 4.87.
Dhawan slammed 33 fours and two sixes during his blistering innings, during which he did not leave a single corner at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (PCA) untouched. The rollicking Dhawan-Vijay association was also the highest for the first wicket at this ground, and the best for India against Australia.