Cricket

Dhoni puts India in charge

2013-02-24 14:32
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (File)
Cape Town - An unbeaten double-century from Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has put the hosts in charge of the first Test against Australia in Chennai on Sunday.

India finished day three on 515 for eight - a lead of 135 runs.

The Indian captain faced only 231 balls, and hit 21 fours and five sixes to reach his first-ever Test double-ton, and will continue in the fourth morning on 206.

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VIDEO: India v Australia, day 3, highlights

Virat Kohli (107) and Sachin Tendulkar (81) also made valuable contributions.

Quickie James Pattinson (four for 89) and spinner Nathan Lyon (three for 182) were Australia's most successful bowlers.


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