Set an ambitious 407 victory target, India scored 98 for two at the stumps on the fourth day of the third test against Australia.
At the end of the contest, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara fought 4 and 9, respectively, after Rohit Sharma (52) and Shubman Gill (31) had set 71 runs for the opening wicket in their second innings. Visitors were trailed by 309 runs.
Australia proclaimed its second inning at 312 for six with Marnus Labuschagne (73), Steve Smith (81) and Cameron Green (84) making important contributions on the penultimate day of the Sydney Cricket Ground match.
The four-game series is actually tied at 1-1.
Scores: India 1st Innings: 244 and 98/2 in 34 overs (Rohit Sharma 52, Shubman Gill 31)
Australia: 338 and 312/6 in 87 overs (Marnus Labuschagne 73, Steve Smith 81, Cameron Green 84 Navdeep Saini 2/54).