Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

India win first ever Test series in Australia

India win first ever Test series in Australia

Australia will resume on six without loss on Monday, still without a century in the series and 316 runs adrift of India's mammoth first innings effort of 622-7 declared.

Harris, who scored 70 in the second Test in Perth, brought up his 50 off 67 balls and looked set to be Australia's first centurion this summer until he was dismissed by Jadeja.

England were the last team to force Australia to follow-on at home in the drawn 1988 Sydney Test, a result the hosts are unlikely to repeat unless the weather intervenes decisively.

After the start of play was delayed by nearly four hours, the hosts were bowled out for 300 before tea, trailing India by 322 runs in the first innings.

The third session did not happen due to bad light and then light rain forced the umpires to call off play.

Australia, reeling from a record three-consecutive declarations this series, gave up their biggest first-innings deficit at the famed venue since 1936.

The recalled Peter Handscomb began with objective, confidently stroking two boundaries to move to 37 before swiping at a Bumrah delivery and dragging it onto his stumps.

With 98 overs to be bowled in tomorrow's day play and if weather holds up, the Indian bowlers would be looking to finish the series on a high and help India create history by winning the series 3-1.

Australia were reduced to 236-6 at stumps on day three when bad light had stopped play.

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who was dropped on zero, combined for a final-wicket stand of 42 that spanned 14 overs but only delayed the inevitable.

India's Kuldeep Yadav, second left, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Australia's Nathan Lyon.

Bowling: Mohammed Shami 19-2-58-2, Jasprit Bumrah 21-5-62-1, Ravindra Jadeja 32-11-73-2, Kuldeep Yadav 31.5-6-99-5, Hanuma Vihari 1-0-2-0.

Yadav eventually had his man and ended the innings, trapping Hazlewood lbw with a wrong'un.

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