Australia v India: Kohli makes history; 'spidercam' controversy

India captain Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has replaced MS Dhoni as India captain
Fourth Test, Sydney (day three):
Australia 572-7 dec v India 342-5
Scorecard

Virat Kohli became the first man to make three Test centuries in his first three innings as captain on an eventful third day of the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney.

He made an unbeaten 140, while Lokesh Rahul, with 110, helped India finish on 342-5, in response to 572-7 declared.

Rahul was dropped on 46 by captain Steve Smith, who blamed television device 'spidercam' for the error.

Smith was "distracted by one of the wires in his eyeline", said Australia.

Spidercam is a camera system which gives viewers a bird's eye view of the action using cables to carry a camera on wires above the action.

Australia have already secured the series after winning the first two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane and drawing the third in Melbourne.

Australia captain Steve Smith
Australia captain Steve Smith seemed set to take a catch for his side...
Australia captain Steve Smith
...but to his astonishment he failed to judge the catch...
Australia captain Steve Smith
...and pointed directly at what he deemed to be the offender in the sky
Spidercam
Spidercam is used at sporting and music events to given an aerial view

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