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The early morning rain at PCA Ground in Mohali has delayed the start of third Test match between India and Australia on Thursday. Ind vs Aus: Live cricket scorecard
Meanwhile, reports are coming that rain has stopped and ground staff are in action to prepare the outfield.
On the other hand, whereas India are looking to make the history by sealing the series here in Mohali, morally down Australia have aimed to stop the treadmill of defeat by winning this Test.
However, it will be a difficult task for visitors after suspension row but it is also true that wounded kangaroos are capable turn the table.
While India had been whitewashed on quite a few occasions by the Kangaroos, the hosts' best efforts so far had been the 2-0 wins in 1979-80 (out of six Tests under Kim Hughes), 2008-09 (four matches) and 2010-11 (two games- both under Ricky Ponting's captaincy).
This time around, if they are able to make it 3-0 in Mohali, it will be a welcome first for Indian cricket, against Australia, who had thrashed them 4-0 the last time they met at the Aussies' den. India have never won more than two Tests in a series against Australia.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke and his men will not leave any stone unturned to restore the pride following two defeats in Hyderabad and Chennai.
After disciplinary action against four key players—Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson—Clrake will have to pick playing XI out of 13 available players.
As far as Indians are concerned, Cheteshwar Pujara is fit to play the match while Shikhar Dhawan will make his International debut in Mohali.
After a long gap, India will open without Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay will open Indian batting in Mohali Test.
It is expected that Pragyan Ojha may replace out-of-form Harbhajan Singh. However, Harbhajan is most successful bowler for India in Mohali. The ace offie has taken 24 wickets at this ground.