Dubai:Ernie Els hit six birdies for a third round score of 68 and a two shot lead at the Dubai Desert Classic. India's Jyoti Randhawa is right behind him, tied for second. The 34-year-old had an amazing hat-trick of birdies on Saturday. That after having to play 26 holes to also complete his rain curtailed second round from Friday. Randhawa's tournament total of 15 under puts him two shots behind Els. But Tiger Woods is only a shot further adrift and on current form will fancy his chances of retaining the title he won last year in a play-off with Els. Woods, like Els, also finished his round with two consecutive birdies.