IND vs AUS: India one wicket away from victory, Australia 259/9 after 108.4 Overs

WION Web Team
Adelaide SA, Australia Published: Dec 10, 2018, 08:23 AM(IST)

File photo of Jasprit Bumrah celebrating with his teammates. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Paine was sent back minutes after the teams resumed after lunch. 

Jasprit Bumrah struck again to dismiss settled Australian skipper Tim Paine at 41, with India now being just three wickets away from winning the first Test match. 

Paine was sent back minutes after the teams resumed after lunch. 

Earlier, Bumrah bowled a beautiful delivery to send Shaun Marsh back to the pavilion at 60.  

Resuming the game at 104 for four today, Australia lost two wickets - one of settled Shaun Marsh for 60 and other of Travis Head for just 14 runs.

After pacer Ishant Sharma departed Travis, Marsh along with skipper Tim Paine battled hard before Marash lost his wicket to Jasprit Bumrah.

However, Paine is playing at 40 and has Pat Cummins at the other end.

On day 4, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami combined to tear through Australia's top order and bring India in a commanding position. 

Shaun Marsh was 31 not out and Travis Head on 11, the pair fighting a desperate rearguard action to nudge Australia to 104 for four at stumps on day four, still 219 runs short of their victory target of 323.

Australia will need to defy history to chase down the total and survive the wiles of Ashwin on a fifth-day pitch.

The highest successful run chase was in 1902, when the hosts scored 315 for six to beat England.

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