IND vs AUS: Rain continues to mar fifth day's play, Aus 6/0

WION Web Team
Sydney NSW, Australia Updated: Jan 07, 2019, 06:35 AM(IST)

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Only 27.3 overs were possible on the fourth day which witnessed Australia follow-on at home for the first time in 30 years.

Incessant drizzling ruin the start of the fifth day game between India vs Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday. 

Only 27.3 overs were possible on the fourth day which witnessed Australia follow-on at home for the first time in 30 years. On day 4 the first session was declared washed out due to bad light and rain and it seems the case will be the same today also.

Openers Usman Khawaja (4) and Marcus Harris (2) safely negotiated four overs until bad light and light drizzle forced an early end to an already heavily rain-disrupted day just before the re-scheduled tea break.

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.

The tourists, leading 2-1 in the four-test series, only need a draw to secure a breakthrough triumph in Australia.

Play at the Sydney Cricket Ground had finally got underway after a rain delay of almost four hours and India needed just 80 minutes to take the last four wickets at a cost of 64 runs.

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