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4th Test: India inch closer to maiden series win before bad weather stops play

Sydney: India closed in on their maiden Test series triumph in Australia before bad light and rain combined to delay the inevitable, adding more hours to a wait of 71 years.Bad light stopped play in the final session of day three of the fourth Test as the hosts, responding to India’s mammoth first-innings total of 622 for seven declared, were reduced to 236 for six in 83.3 overs on Saturday.With two full days play left in the game and Australia still 386 runs adrift of India’s score, the visitors will fancy their chances of winning the four-match rubber 3-1.┬áIndia first went Down Under back in 1947-48 under Lala Amarnath’s captaincy, and are yet to achieve series triumph there despite eleven attempts.At the Sydney Cricket Ground, the players went off with an hour’s play pending in the day as bad light hampered proceedings, before rain intervened and brought out an early stumps.This was after Kuldeep Yadav (3-71) and Ravindra Jadeja (2-62) shared five wickets to put India in a commanding position. At stumps then, Australia were trailing by 386 runs, with Peter Handscomb (28 not out) and Pat Cummins (25 not out) at the crease.

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