Indian team beat Australia by 72 runs on their home soil to destroy their dream of creating world record of 17 straight win in test cricket. The home side, chasing 413 were bowled out for 340. This incidentally, is the first-ever win for any team from the sub-continent at Perth.
Twice now, India have denied Australia the record of 17 straight wins, following up on that sensational victory in Kolkata in 2001.
India scripted this fairytale comeback 'Down Under' with some sensational bowling by their pace trio of Irfan Pathan, R.P. Singh and Ishant Sharma, which was supported well by the batsmen, all the way down the order.
Michael Clarke top scored with an elegant 81 before Anil Kumble foxed him to take India on the brink of a super win. But the Indians had to wait to attain the victory as the Aussie tail launched a counter-attack.
Mitchell Johnson and Stuart Clark came out with all guns blazing to share a belligerent 73-run stand. The duo gave the fielding side a scare with some lusty hits. The partnership was finally broken by Man of the Match Irfan Pathan when the left-arm seamer dismissed Clark for 32.
RP Singh dealt the final blow, cleaning up number eleven Shaun Tait for four to take India to their first ever Test win at Perth and the fifth in Australia.
Irfan Pathan was declared Man of the Match for his brilliant all round performance both with bat and ball in the match at Perth.
India 1st Inning (330/10)
Rahul Dravid – 93Sachin Tendulkar - 71
Brett Lee– 3/71Mitchell Johnson – 4/86
Australia 1st Inning (212/10)
A. Gilchrist – 55A. Symonds - 66
R.P. Singh – 4/68Ishant Sharma – 2/34
India 2nd Inning (294/10)
V.V.S Laxman – 79Irfan Pathan – 46
Stuart Clark– 4/61Brett Lee– 3/54
Australia 2nd Inning (340/10)
Michael Clark – 81M.Johnson – 50*
Irfan Pathan – 3/54V.Sehwag – 2/24
India Vs Australia 3rd Test at Perth Highlights - Historic Moment for Indian Cricket Team