Siddle finally gets his reward

Seamer's five-wicket haul puts Australia in sight of series whitewash

Last Updated: 26/01/12 11:36am

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Peter Siddle: Australia seamer claimed 5-49 on day three in Adelaide

Peter Siddle: Australia seamer claimed 5-49 on day three in Adelaide

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Australia paceman Peter Siddle was a satisfied man after claiming his first five-wicket haul of the series against India.

Siddle, who has been a key part of the hosts' attack during the series, claimed 5-49 - including two wickets in successive balls - as India were dismissed for 272 in reply to Australia's 604-7 declared in the fourth Test.

"All summer my goal has been patience and consistency," said Siddle.

"I think I've been doing that and going pretty well, but today it was a bit of a relief to get that haul and that's the reward for a summer that has been pretty good.

"There's still a little bit to go and we have to finish it off."

Virat Kohli was India's one shining light with 116, his team's first century of the series.

"When I got the 100th run, I was on cloud nine. When you are a young kid you always dream about achieving a Test century and the first one is always more special and I'm really, really happy," said the 23-year-old.

"I always wanted to be a successful Test cricketer for India and hopefully this is the start for me."

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