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Sydney test: Australia struggle at 198/5 at tea, spinners play havoc for India
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Sydney test: Australia struggle at 198/5 at tea, spinners play havoc for India

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Indian spinners create another magic and Australia are struggling with 198/5 at tea on the third day of the fourth test against India at Sydney on Saturday.

At present, Australia are trailing India (622/7 declared) by 424 runs. The highlight of the third day was the Indian spinners who manipulated the Sydney pitch to their advantage and Australian batting line up crashed in front of them. For India, spinners Jadeja and Kuldeep made a big dent on Australian batting line up. Both the bowlers scalped two wickets each. Mohammad Sami got one wicket.

The last precious wicket India bagged was that of Marcus Harris who led Australia from the front with a clutch of spectacular knock. Ravindra Jadeja scalped Marcus Harris (79). Austalian captain Tim Paine (5) and Peter Handscomb (21) are on the crease.

Apart from Marcus Harris, only Mamus Labuschangne could push the game for Australia for some extent. Mamus, who finally surrended to Mohammed Shami, took 38 runs from 95 balls reveal the strategy of Australian team who make an effort to drag the game as much as they can for a draw.