16 Jan 2012

Australia win, Dhoni suspended

5:34 am on 16 January 2012

The Australian cricketers scored a huge win in the third Test against India in Perth last night before the tourists were rocked by the sensational suspension of skipper MS Dhoni.

Dhoni has been banned for one match for a second offence for slow over-rates within a 12-month period.

India, trailing Australia three-nil in the four-match series, will be without their captain for the final Test in Adelaide starting on January 24th.

Australia completed victory at the WACA by an innings and 37 runs.

Australia face a difficult task to drop one of their four fast bowlers for the final Test to squeeze spinner Nathan Lyon back into the side on what Clarke admits will be a difficult pitch for the bowlers to take 20 wickets.

Australia's pace attack had no such problems on the bouncy WACA deck as Ben Hilfenhaus (8 for 97), Peter Siddle (6 for 85), Mitchell Starc (4 for 70) and Ryan Harris (2 for 67) overpowered India.

With a 3-nil lead in the series, Clarke says he's determined to lead the number 4-ranked Aussies to a 4-nil sweep.