Aussies face battle to save final Test against India


Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris only had to survive four overs of the second innings before the weather intervened
Fourth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day four)
India 622-7 dec: Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4-178
Australia 300 (Harris 79, Labuschagne 38, Yadav 5-99) & 6-0
India lead by 316 runs

Australia face a final-day battle to save the final Test after being forced to follow on by India in Sydney.

The hosts resumed on 236-6 in reply to India’s 622-7 but lost Pat Cummins to the sixth ball of day four, and Peter Handscomb soon followed for 37.

The tail wagged a little but left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav (5-99) wrapped up the innings for 300.

Australia were 6-0, still 316 runs short of making India bat again, when bad light and rain ended play early.

More to follow.

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