India all out for 499, take 91 runs lead over Australia

India all out for 499, take 91 runs lead over Australia

India all out for 499, take 91 runs lead over Australia

India were all out for 499 runs in the post-tea session on Sunday taking just a lead of 91 runs on the basis of first innings. B. Kumar (18) Ishant Sharma (0) and Pragyan Ojha (1) were the three batsmen dismissed in the post-ta session. M Henriques took one wicket and Peter Siddle took two

Earlier, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc combined to put the brakes on India's scoring, snaring four wickets between them after Murali Vijay's big century, as
Australia enjoyed their best session with the ball in the third Test in Mohali today.

At tea on the fourth and penultimate day, the hosts were 479 for seven in 125 overs, a lead of 71 runs with three wickets remaining in their first innings.

Australia were 408 all out yesterday, after which Shikhar Dhawan blazed his way to becoming the fastest centurion on debut, leaving the Aussies demoralised.

But the visitors produced a much better effort today, picking up seven wickets in all. Vijay's marathon knock came of 153 came off 317 balls,
and the batsman spent 414 minutes while hitting 19 fours and three sixes. This was the 28-year-old's third Test ton, and interesting all his centuries have come against Australia.

Comfortably placed at 384 for three at lunch, India were taken by surprise after the break, with Australia staging a remarkable fightback to reduce the hosts to 431 for seven after Siddle had Ravichandran Ashwin caught behind.

Skipper Michael Clarke's decision to take the new ball seven overs after lunch paid dividends, as Starc had Vijay trapped with one that swung in before hitting the pads.

The left-arm pacer had India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with a similar delivery, the swing again doing the batsman in. Bowling with a scrambled seam, Siddle induced an edge from Ravindra Jadeja to make it 427-6. The delivery moved away
from the right-hander on landing and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin did the rest.

Ashwin followed six runs later, before Virat Kohli (50 not out), along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, steadied the slide helping India score 95 runs in the second session.