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He allowed himself a brief teary moment as he reached his 45th Test ton

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An excellent display of spin bowling by Nathan Lyon dragged Australia back into contention in the Fourth and final Test against India here. The off-spinner took 5 for 94 as India closed on 266 for 8, a disappointing effort after they had bowled Australia out for 262.

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India sealed a series victory over Australia with a six-wicket win in the third Test in Mohali today. In a tight finish on the last day, MS Dhoni hit three fours in a row to earn victory with just 15 balls remaining as he led his side to 133.

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Debutant Kyle Abbott took nine wickets as South Africa completed a 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan with a crushing innings and 18-run victory in the third and final Test at Centurion yesterday.

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India 227-6 Pakistan 228-4

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Dhoni (pictured) and India are both struggling

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When a team fold without a fight, there is a tendency to criticise the batsmen rather than give the bowlers their due. India lacked heart, and that must have been galling for the 30,000-strong crowd at the Eden Gardens; but a last-wicket stand – characterised as the triumph of hope over probability – kept them entertained.

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