Bhuvneshwar Kumar's wickets turned game in our favour: MS Dhoni

Indian skipper lauds Dhawan and Vijay while Aussie captain Michael Clarke admits his team was "outplayed" once again.

updated: March 18, 2013 18:00 IST
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited rookie pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for setting India on course for a victory in the third Test at Mohali against Australia. Kumar took all three wickets to fall as Australia took stumps on Day 4 on Sunday at 75 for three. "This was the turning point of the match," said Dhoni after India scored a six-wicket win on Monday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-Test series against Australia.

"Bhuvneshwar's three wickets clearly set us up for the final day," Dhoni said, indicating India's depended on early wickets in the last session on Day 4 to push the Australians to the wall. Dhoni complimented his bowlers "for bowling the right line" on a wicket that didn't have too many demons. "Yes the off ball turned and climbed, but it was not a bad wicket at all," Dhoni said.

Dhoni said his slow bowlers bowled well and the inclusion of left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was decisive.

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