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Dravid guides India

Faisal Shariff | December 14, 2003 08:05 IST
Last Updated: December 14, 2003 13:34 IST

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India added another outstanding chapter on their tour of Australia ending day three at 477-7 with Rahul Dravid unbeaten on 199.

India scored 297 runs losing 3 wickets at 3.34 runs an over, trailing the Aussie total of 556 by 79 runs.

Dravid batted all day for the second time against Australia; a rare feat that speaks volumes of his stature as a Test batsman.

At the start of the series, Dravid's career average was 54.67.  After his unbeaten knock of 199 on the third day, that had risen to 56.09 - more than Sachin Tendulkar (55.86 and Ricky Ponting (54.61).

Earlier in the day, a mammoth partnership of 303 between Laxman (148) and Dravid saw the Aussie bowlers put to the sword. The partnership was also the highest for any wicket for India in an away Test.

 Post Lunch Session

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