The fifth day of the third Test between Australia and India was set up to be a dramatic one. Rain however played spoilsport in the first session and delayed the declaration. It only came at lunch time as the hosts finished their second innings at 318 for nine at lunch and set India a target of 384 runs. The visitors finished at 174 for six with Dhoni himself holding fort at stumps.
In a surprising decision, Indian captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday announced immediate retirement from Test cricket. Present vice-captain Virat Kohli will lead the team in the final Test match of the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Sydney.
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MS Dhoni praised the efforts of his spinners - particularly part-timers Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu - as well as his team's fielding following India's six-wicket win over England in the second ODI at Trent Bridge.
We seem to be saying it a lot this summer, but this was another disappointing day for India after being bowled out for just 148. They just lack the technique to bat in England and they lack the application as well.