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Shane Warne's three predictions on commentary instantly came true during Australia v India

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Shane Warne further emphasised his wonderful knowledge of cricket as he remarkably correctly called three wickets moments before they happened. 

Having not played a competitive game of cricket since the end of the 2007 season, Warne showed his insight is still as accurate as ever while commentating on the first Test between his old Australia and India in Adelaide.

On commentary and punditry, the chances are that over a whole game of cricket you might catch one lucky prediction as Warne did early on. He predicted that after a strong over, that Cheteshwar Pujara would fall victim to Nathan Lyon with the final ball of the over. 

Low and behold, that is exactly what happened as Lyon picked up the first of six wickets.

He celebrated as a camera on the commentary team as Michael Vaughan and Adam Gilchrist looked on very impressed.

And rightly so, as he proved his first prediction might not have just been a stroke of good fortune after all.

With India's tailenders now at the crease, Warne suggested Mohammed Shami would go on the attack and try to slog his way to a score on the legside.

Australia v India - 1st Test: Day 4

With three men on the boundary it was always going to be a risk, and perhaps unsurprisingly to Warne, it only took a slight miscue for the more natural bowler to be sent back to the pavilion via a Marcus Harris catch. 

Warne's satisfaction was clear to see. He raised a fist in celebration and looked back towards the production team with nothing but a sheer joy. Whilst obviously wanting the Australians to do well, his celebrations were perhaps more so for his foresight.

The 49-year-old  made it three for three with another wicket prediction shortly after. As Mitchell Starc started charging in, Warne said he felt this could be the delivery to gain the wicket and end the Indian innings.

Of course he was right, as Ishant Sharma could only fob off a short delivery straight to Aaron Finch for an easy catch. 

The Aussies are still up against it, though, heading into day five. They closed on 104-4 and require 219 more runs to win the opening Test.

Topics:
India cricket
Australia cricket
Shane Warne
Cricket
Mohammed Shami
Nathan Lyon
Marcus Harris
Cheteshwar Pujara
Aaron Finch
Mitchell Starc

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