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Photos: India-Aus prepare ahead of Mohali Test

Last updated on: March 12, 2013 19:57 IST

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Australia and India resume battle with the third Test of the four-match series in Mohali on Thursday.

Both teams had long practice sessions at the venue on Tuesday.

India 2-0 up, after commanding victories in Chennai and Hyderabad, are looking to carry on the good showing and seal the series.

Here, India's coach Duncan Fletcher and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni inspect the Mohali pitch along with curator Daljit Singh (in black) before the nets session.



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Shikhar Dhawan, who was included in India's squad for the Test, in place of underperforming opener Virender Sehwag, checks out his bat after the practice session.

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Cheteshwar Pujara appears a bit worried after taking a blow on his leg while batting in the nets.

He was forced to abandon his batting practice midway through Tuesday's session.

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Duncan Fletcher has a word with ace spinner Harbhajan Singh, as bowling coach Joe Dawes looks on.

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Sachin Tendulkar gets ready to take guard in the nets.

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A view of the Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali. India have won four Tests at this venue, while losing one. Six other matches ended in draws.


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Captain Michael Clarke (left) and coach Mickey Arthur in discussion. Clarke did not take part in the practice session but constantly chatted with his teammates.

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Pacer James Pattinson (right) shares a light moment Matthew Wade (centre) and Peter Siddle.

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Left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson has a bowl in the nets. He, along with Shane Watson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja, was dropped for the Test on disciplinary grounds.



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Brad Haddin (right) arrived in Mohali on Tuesday morning after being called up as back-up for wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, who is recovering from an injury.



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