Spin master class for Australia ahead of India Test

NEW DELHI - Australia were taking some late lessons in spin bowling as they head into the third Test starting here on Wednesday, desperate to draw level with a resurgent India.

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Published: Mon 27 Oct 2008, 2:48 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:07 AM

The tourists trail the home side 1-0 in the four-Test Border-Gavaskar series, an unusual situation for the world's top side, after they were thumped by 320 runs in the second Test in Mohali.

Australia's batsmen failed to come to terms with India's combination of spin and swing and the bowlers also struggled, conceding 469 runs in the first innings and 314 in the second.

In a bid to turn the corner, the tourists have turned to Indian spin legendBishen Singh Bedi.

Rookie leg-spinner Cameron White, who has four wickets in the series so far, was spotted chatting with Bedi in the nets on Sunday.

Off-spinner Jason Krejza, yet to get a look-in after going wicketless in a warm-up game, also took tips from Bedi, who bagged 266 wickets from 66 Tests with his deadly left-arm spin.

"Australian manager (Steve Bernard) requested me to come and have a chat with the bowlers and that's why I'm here," Bedi said.

"We discussed spin, flight and guiles that a spinner must have in his armoury."

Bedi said the Aussies must consider playing Krejza as New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla track would assist finger spinners.

"I think they will have to play Jason. They need a finger spinner. After (Shane) Warne there is a big void, there is no doubt about that, but I think some of the

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