In further bad news for an Indian side that has produced no convincing evidence that it wants to be here, Clarke said there was no such thing as a dead rubber, indicating his side would ruthlessly pursue a 4-0 whitewash in Adelaide next week, and declared he would not relax until he and his new team had recaptured the No.1 world ranking from England.
Dhoni is the first Test captain to be suspended since the ICC last year introduced suspensions for captains found guilty of two over-rate transgressions in a 12-month period in the same format, and was also fined 40 per cent of his match fee, while the other Indian players were slapped with 20 per cent fines.
The Indian captain has been questioned for his reckless batting, tactical decisions and commitment to Test cricket on this tour.
Chloe Saltau, The Sydney Morning Herald
In Image: Captains MS Dhoni, left, of India and Michael Clarke of Australia speak after Australia won the third day of their cricket test match