India require another 87 runs with 10 wickets remaining to clinch the four-match series against Australia after closing Day Three of the final Test at 19-0 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA) on Monday.
Resuming at yesterday’s score of 248-6, Wriddhiman Saha (31) and Ravindra Jadeja (63) kept the scoreboard ticking as the duo shared a crucial 96-run stand for seventh wicket to guide India to a total of 332 runs and first-innings lead of 32 runs.
Earlier, KL Rahul (60) and Cheteshwar Pujara (57) also made notable contributions.
Later, an exemplary bowling performance by India saw Australia bowl out in their second innings for 137, leaving the home side a modest target of 106 to win the match and the series.
Glenn Maxwell (45) was the highest scorer for the visiting side.
While Jadeja, Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three wickets each, Bhuvneshwar Kumar also chipped in with a wicket.
At stumps, openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay were batting at the crease on their respective scores of 13 and 6.
The four-match Test series is currently locked at 1-1.