India v Australia

Aussies crumble as India eyes off series triumph in Dharamsala

India reached stumps on day three on 19 without loss and needing 87 more runs for the victory, having been set a paltry target of 106 when it dismissed Australia for just 137 in its second innings.

Openers KL Rahul (13 not out) and Murali Vijay (6 not out) saw out six overs before the close of play, as Australia failed to get the vital breakthrough wicket it craved.

Australia had come out of the lunch break on day three just 32 runs behind India, who had been dismissed for 332 in its first innings during the morning session.

Lyon won't stop believing after strong second day

The Aussies put the brakes on India's batting effort on day two, with Lyon starring on figures of 4 for 67. India still trails by 52 runs with plenty of work to be done in the days ahead.

Lyon has faced criticism throughout his career, but has been excellent on this tour. After play on day two, he shed some light to Grandstand as to why.

"You've got to believe, if you don't believe it's a bloody long day out there, I can tell you that," Lyon said.

Australia's new spin nemesis Kuldeep cites Warne's influence

Steve Smith's side were cruising on day one of their Test series decider against India, rocketing to 1-144 early in the post-lunch session.

But they were rolled for 300, with India to resume at 0-0 on Sunday morning after surviving one over.

Left-arm wrist spinner Yadav turned the high-stakes match on its head, grabbing three wickets as the visitors lost 4-34.

Aussies reset for Indian Test series decider

The intense four-Test series, currently level at 1-1, will come down to five days of cricket starting on Saturday, perhaps fewer if the picturesque venue at the foot of the Himalayas produces a raging turner.

Australia salvaged a draw in Ranchi thanks to a game-changing partnership between Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh.

Pujara ton cuts India deficit

Pujara's marathon 130no off 328 balls - the first century by an Indian batsman in the series - was the mainstay of a home reply briefly rocked by Virat Kohli's dismissal for six.

Skipper Kohli batted in his usual position at four, laying to rest injury concerns after a long absence from the field on day two with a shoulder injury.

But his stay was short-lived as he was caught on the drive by his opposite number Steve Smith at second slip off fast bowler Pat Cummins, who ended the day with impressive figures of 4-59 off 25 overs.