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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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Dhoni (pictured) and India are both struggling

This India team don't feel at home even at home

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