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Last Updated: Saturday, 19 January 2008, 09:52 GMT
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Ishant Sharma celebrates the dismissal of Australia captain Ricky Ponting

Day 4: Australia, needing 413 for a world-record 17th straight win, are hit when Ishant Sharma removes Ricky Ponting

RP Singh dismisses Michael Hussey

And it gets worse in the afternoon as four wickets go down to leave the Aussies in trouble on 243-7 at tea

Mahendra Dhoni stumps Michael Clarke

The hosts are doomed when last recognised batsman Michael Clarke is stumped off Anil Kumble's bowling

Virender Sehwag drops Mitchell Johnson

But Mitchell Johnson hits a maiden Test fifty and rides his luck to put on 73 with Stuart Clark

Harbhajan Singh, who was left out of the team, celebrates India's victory

India finally polish off the tail with the second new ball to spark jubilant scenes at the Waca

Sachin Tendulkar

Day 3: A bad start for India as star batsman Sachin Tendulkar is lbw for 13

VVS Laxman

But VVS Laxman records a half century as India extend their lead to 339

Mahendra Dhoni

Mahendra Dhoni gives India some impetus with a thumping straight drive for six off Michael Clarke

Adam Gilchrist swoops

But Adam Gilchrist is as alert as always and pouches a looping chance to oust Dhoni for 38

India celebrate

Defending 413, India oust both Australia's left-handed openers before stumps

Mahendra Dhoni, Ricky Ponting

But Ricky Ponting is 24no, his team needing a further 348 with eight wickets left and a fascinating fourth day lies ahead

Mitchell Johnson

Day 2: Mitchell Johnson takes two wickets to end with 4-86 as India are all out for 330 in the morning session

Irfan Pathan

But India's new-look bowling attack do wonders either side of lunch, Irfan Pathan kicking things off by removing the openers

RP Singh

RP Singh removes an unsettled Michael Hussey for a duck and, remarkably, Australia are reduced to 14-3

Ricky Ponting & Ishant Sharma

A superb Ishant Sharma ball sends Ricky Ponting on his way and when he removes Michael Clarke the Aussies are 61-5

Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds, dropped by Sachin Tendulkar on three, makes India pay as he hits some big shots after lunch

Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble takes his 600th Test wicket at a crucial time when Symonds is caught by Rahul Dravid at slip

Brett Lee, RP Singh

RP Singh hoovers up the tail as Australia are bowled out in 50 overs exactly, for just 212 - India end the day on top

Ricky Ponting and umpire Asad Rauf

Day 1: Australia captain Ricky Ponting loses the toss in Perth as his team hunt a 17th consecutive win in Test cricket

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar watches this ball from Lee, with bounce and pace, like a hawk before 'ramping' it over the slip cordon for four

Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds has a huge appeal for lbw against Tendulkar turned down with the Indian number four on 49

Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar

By tea, both Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have fifties to their name with the scoreboard reading a healthy 177-2

Rahul Dravid

But things go horribly wrong for India in the final session, with four wickets falling, including Dravid's for 93

Brett Lee

With the second new ball, Brett Lee takes a third wicket, VVS Laxman playing loosely as India close on a precarious 297-6



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