Orissa Post – Sydney: India closed in on their historic maiden Test series triumph in Australia before bad light and rain combined to delay the inevitable Saturday, adding more hours to a wait of 71 years.

Summary

  • Sydney: India closed in on their historic maiden Test series triumph in Australia before bad light and rain combined to delay the inevitable Saturday, adding more hours to a wait of 71 years.
  • Bad light stopped play in the final session of day three of the fourth Test as the hosts, responding to India’s mammoth first innings total of 622/7 declared, were reduced to 236 for six in 83.3 overs.
  • With two full days play left in the game and Australia still 386 runs adrift of India’s score, the visitors will fancy their chances of winning the four-match rubber 3-1.
  • India requested for the second new ball after 81 overs but were denied owing to bad light.
  • Earlier, India struck four times in the middle session as Australia were reduced to 198 for five at tea.


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