Rishabh Pant becomes first Indian wicket-keeper to score Test ton Down Under

Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara were tested by short deliveries

Leading the series 2-1 and only needing to avoid defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground for a breakthrough tour win in Australia, Pujara scored 193 before Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a hundred against Australia as India batted the hosts out of the contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Siddle, 34, played his last ODI against Sri Lanka in January 2010 and his inclusion will allow Australia to rest the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood after a long test series against India. "Usman is a batsman we know can put vital runs on the board at the top of the order, and Peter is not only a fine player of spin bowling, he's also a batsman we know can hold an innings together while keeping the scoreboard ticking over".

Travis Head, who looked set on 20 before throwing his wicket away, inexplicably chipped a full toss back to Kuldeep Yadav in the penultimate over of Saturday's second session. Kuldeep has outfoxed him.

At stumps on day one, they were 303 for four with the rock-like No3 not out 130 and Hanuma Vihari on 39.

Ravindra Jadeja also profited from the waning Australia attack in the late afternoon as he raised his 10th test half-century off 89 balls with a boundary and a six, before being bowled by Lyon attempting a heave to the legside boundary which prompted the declaration.

Australia sped to 50 within seven overs of play on this third morning, adding 27 runs in 29 minutes of play in the morning.

Labuschagne was middling the ball to all parts, but he hit one slightly uppishly to short mid-wicket, where Ajinkya Rahane plucked a remarkable reflex catch. Labuschagne c Rahane b Shami 38 (95).

Harris was on 24 when went within millimetres of being dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja, having popped the ball up in the vicinity of KL Rahul at mid-on.

When Australia bat, they will have a new look opening pair with Usman Khawaja padding up with Marcus Harris after the underperforming Aaron Finch was axed.

Tim Paine declared Australia won't go down without a fight at the SCG, whereas India simply declared at 7-622 on day two of the fourth Test after career highlights from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant.

Australia's first century of the summer was there for the taking as Harris reached 79, but another promising innings and partnership ended when he meekly chopped on for just after the break.

India dominated the proceedings today courtesy of Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 159 and Jadeja's 81.

India has nearly ensured they do not lose this match.

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