Australia secure thumping series win

Australia players celebrate their comprehensive victory over India in Perth.

Story highlights

  • Australia secure a comfortable series win over India with victory in Perth
  • India are bowled out for just 171 to give Australia another innings success
  • The result means Australia hold a 3-0 series lead with just one Test to play
Australia have secured a thumping 3-0 series win over India after completing an innings and 37 runs victory inside just three days in Perth.
Paceman Ben Hilfenhaus took four wickets as India were skittled out for just 171, meaning Australia have now won the last two Tests without batting twice.
Only a battling 75 from India's most inexperienced batsman, Virat Kohli, prevented Australia from winning by an even bigger margin, as the tourists only managed to better their first innings score by just 10 runs.
The result means Australia are now 3-0 up in the series, with just the Adelaide Test remaining, and takes India's losing streak in away Tests to seven following their 4-0 drubbing in England last year.
Although still dominant at home, captain M.S.Dhoni told reporters that his Indian side needs to start scoring more runs if they are to turn things around on their travels.
"In the games in England, and here, we have not put enough runs on the board," said Dhoni.
"There is only one instance where we have scored over 350 runs and you want to give bowlers those amount of runs so they can look to get the opposition out.
"One or two bad innings can happen in Test cricket, but seven Test matches is a bit long," continued Dhoni, who will miss the Adelaide Test after being suspended for one match for a second 'slow-over rate' infringement in 12 months.