Australia complete emphatic win over India

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Australia completed an emphatic innings and 37-run win over India to in a series-clinching success in the third Test at Perth.

Ben Hilfenhaus claimed three wickets in a single over shortly after lunch as Australia took the final four wickets without conceding a run to wrap up victory early in the afternoon session.

Virat Kohli had kept the Australians’ victory push at bay when he batted through the morning session, but after Hilfenhaus’ stunning triple-strike, he fell to Peter Siddle in the fourth over after lunch to seal the hosts’ 3-0 lead in the four-Test series.

Hilfenhaus finished with figures of four for 54, after being on a hat-trick during an over that saw him have Vinay Kumar and Zaheer Khan caught by Michael Clarke at first slip.

The Tasmanian narrowly missed the hat-trick but had Ishant Sharma caught at short leg two balls later before Siddle removed Kohli, who provided the one bright spot for India with his Test-best 75, as the tourists were bowled out for 171.

India never recovered after a disastrous first day when they were rattled out for 161 before David Warner smashed the equal-fourth quickest Test century from 69 balls.

Sachin Tendulkar is in line for his first limited-overs appearance for India since last year’s World Cup final after being included in a 17-man squad for the upcoming matches in Australia.

Tendulkar is still chasing an unprecedented 100th international hundred having been unable to reach three figures for his country since scoring 111 against South Africa last March.