15 Jan 2012

Australia closing in on victory in third cricket test

6:05 am on 15 January 2012

The Indian cricketers are heading for a seventh consecutive overseas test defeat after two days of the third test against Australia in Perth.

The tourists are 88 for 4 in their second innings, still 120 runs shy of forcing Australia to bat again.

Australia made 369 all out in their first innings, creating a lead of 208 runs

India will resume with Rahul Dravid, 32 not out, and Virat Kohli, unbeaten on 21, at the crease.