Australia win toss and bat

2013-03-15 07:16
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Mohali - Australia won the toss and elected to bat after rain washed out the whole of the first day of the third Test against India in Mohali on Friday.

According to the website, Australia were forced to make four changes to the team that lost the second Test, after an internal disciplinary issue earlier this week that saw four players being suspended for this match.

Brad Haddin was brought back for Matthew Wade, Steven Smith replaces Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell makes way for Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc takes James Pattinson's place.

India have drafted in debutant and left-hand batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, after Virender Sehwag was axed from the team, and Pragyan Ojhan comes in for Harbhajan Singh.

After losing the first day, all subsequent days will start 30 minutes early to make up some lost time. The follow-on difference has also been reduced to 150 instead of the normal 200 runs, because of the day lost.


India: S Dhawan, M Vijay, CA Pujara, SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, RA Jadeja, MS Dhoni (captain & wk), R Ashwin, PP Ojha, B Kumar, I Sharma

Australia: DA Warner, EJM Cowan, PJ Hughes, MJ Clarke (captain), SPD Smith, BJ Haddin (wk), MC Henriques, XJ Doherty, MA Starc, PM Siddle, NM Lyon

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