Australia beat India by an innings and 37 runs

A spineless India suffered their second successive overseas series defeat in the most humiliating manner as a ruthless Australia pulverised them by an innings and 37 runs in just two and half days in the third cricket Test in Perth on Sunday.

The hosts just took about 135 minutes to polish off the remaining six Indian wickets to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the four-match series. It was the seventh successive loss abroad for India after the 4-0 whitewash by England last year.

The highly-rated Indian batting line-up failed once again with the sole exception of Virat Kohli, who slammed an impressive 75, as the visitors were shot out for 171, around 15 minutes after the lunch break on the bouncy WACA pitch.

The Indian second innings total was just 10 runs more than the 161 in their first essay, in reply to Australia’s first innings tally of 369.

The two sides now move to Adelaide for the fourth and final Test which starts on January 24.