India need 106 runs to win Test series against Australia
DHARAMSALA: India bowled out Australia for 137 in their second innings to set a 106-run target for clinching the final cricket Test match -- and the four-match series -- here on Monday, the third day of their ongoing encounter.
India scored 19/0 and needed another 87 runs to win the final Test and the four-match series against Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium.
Openers Murali Vijay (6) and Lokesh Rahul (13) were at the crease when the day's play was called off.
The Indian bowlers rampaged through the Australian batting lineup with pacer Umesh Yadav and the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja scalping three wickets each while medium-pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took one wicket.
Glenn Maxwell (45 runs off 60 balls) was the highest scorer for the visitors.
Apart from Maxwell, no other batsmen stood up to the occasion and there was a seemingly unending procession back to the pavilion.
The last three batsmen -- Steve O' Keefe, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood -- returned to the pavilion without scoring.
Earlier, India ended their first innings at 332 -- taking a 32-run lead -- in reply to the visitors' first innings outing score of 300.