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06-Jan-2019 06:30:00 GMT
Aus v Ind - 4th Test, SCG, day 4

Australia out for 300, India enforce follow-on

Sydney: Kuldeep Yadav on Saturday claimed his 2nd five-wicket haul in Tests as India bundled out Australia for 300 on the 4th day of the 4th Test in Sydney.

Bad light forced an early tea as umpires took players off the field with eight minutes remaining in the belated session with Marcus Harris (2) and Usman Khawaja (4) the unbeaten batsmen in the second innings.

This was after Australia were bowled out for 300 runs (104.5 overs) in their first innings and were asked to follow on, surrendering a lead of 322 runs.

Kuldeep took 5-99 in his first game of the series. After the morning session was washed out, play resumed at 1.50 pm local time with 230 minutes lost to bad light and rain since day three.

The chinaman dismissed Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood on Saturday to complete his fifer.

Earlier, the 24-year-old had dismissed skipper Tim Paine, Usman Khawaja and Travis Head on Day 3.

Yadav finished with figures of 5 for 99. This is the 2nd time the bowler had completed a five-wicket haul. He had achieved the same feat at a home Test against West Indies last year in October.

Brief scores:
Australia 300 (Harris 79, Kuldeep 5-99) and 0 for 6 trail India 7 for 622 dec (Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Agarwal 77, Lyon 4-178) by 316 runs

On the back of his performance, India ended Australia’s innings for 300, still needing 122 runs to avoid follow-on mark.

Skipper Virat Kohli decided to enforce the follow-on, and the hosts started the 2nd innings still trailing by 322 runs.

This is the first time since 1988 that Australia were asked to follow-on in a home Test. For India, it is the second time they have asked the Aussies to follow-on in their home.

Earlier, India had put on seven for 622 on the board in the first innings with the help of tons from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant.


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