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India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 in Sydney, Highlights: As it happened

India vs Australia Live Score: Catch all the action from Day 5 of the fourth Test match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 07, 2019 09:32 IST

Updates: The umpires have called off the match due to rain and this means that India have won the series 2-1. The fifth game is drawn after Australia followed on for the first time in 30 years. The Indian players take a walk around the SCG, thanking the fans for their support. (FULL COVERAGE AND SCORECARD) 

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09:18 hrs IST

Kohli says proud to be a part of this team

Kohli says the culture in the team is great. Says he is proud as a part of the team and then to lead these players. Says the boys have made the captain look good. Team deserves to enjoy the moment. Says it is the best achievement by far. Says didn’t feel the emotion of winning the 2011 World Cup, but feels that now.

09:12 hrs IST

Pujara named Man of the Match and Series

521 runs with three centuries means that Pujara is named the Man of the Match and Series. Pujara says it is a great feeling to win overseas. Says it has never been easy and very proud of the way the boys played. The first hundred at Adelaide was special. Says he might play some county cricket during the IPL.

09:07 hrs IST

India clinch series

The umpires have decided to abandon Day 5 due to rain and the fourth Test ends in a draw. However, this is a huge occasion for India as they clinch their first ever Test series win on Australian soil.

08:52 hrs IST

Final Decision

The umpires to have a discussion with the groundsmen at 9:00 am. Looks like the series is coming to end!

07:42 hrs IST

It’s still raining

Lunch is over but the rain has not stopped at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It seems that we are approaching that time when the day can be abandoned by the umpires and Virat Kohli will have to be satisfied with a 2-1 margin.

07:14 hrs IST

No play till now

India closed in on their maiden series win on Australian soil as rain played spoilsport once again with no play possible before lunch on the final day of the fourth Test against Australia on Monday. Covers have been on throughout the morning even though it has been light rainfall with dark clouds hovering over Sydney Cricket Ground.

As things stand, India have scored 622 for 7 in their first innings while Australia were made to follow-on for the first time on home soil in 30 years after being bowled out for 300. The home team were 6 for no loss in their second innings.

07:00 hrs IST

History beckons Virat Kohli & Co

06:39 hrs IST

Lunch at 7 am IST

Lunch to be taken at 7am IST. The covers are still on at the SCG and no play will happen for at least another hour and a bit

06:00 hrs IST

Stat Attack

Only on two occasions, India has managed to claim all ten wickets on the final day of an away Test match - Auckland in 1968 and St Lucia in 2016 - Mohandas Menon.

05:48 hrs IST

‘English weather in Australia’

04:52 hrs IST

Match Recap

Australia were six without loss at stumps on a weather-affected fourth day on Sunday after being forced to follow on by India.The hosts were dismissed in their first innings for 300 in reply to India’s 622 for seven.

Marcus Harris is not out two and Usman Khawaja is on four.

India lead 2-1 and are fast closing in on a historic maiden series win in Australia.

04:41 hrs IST

Bad News

Play in the fourth test between Australia and India failed to get underway on schedule at 10 a.m. local time (1100 GMT) on the fifth day on Monday because of light rain.

India need only a draw at the Sydney Cricket Ground to win the four-match series, their first such triumph in Australia.

Australia will resume their second innings on six without loss, still 316 runs behind India’s first innings 622-7 declared, after the tourists enforced the follow-on on the rain-disrupted fourth day.

04:28 hrs IST

Rain delays start

The start of play is officially delayed as it is raining in Sydney. Play was supposed to begin at 4.30am IST on Day 5 but there is a slight drizzle and the covers are still on.

04:20 hrs IST

Start likely to be delayed

It looks like the Start of play on Day 5 has been delayed. There is a slight drizzle going on at the Sydney Cricket Ground and it does not seem like the game can begin on time.

04:15 hrs IST

Not an ideal start

04:11 hrs IST

Ricky Ponting not happy

Ricky Ponting Sunday slammed the current team for showing “no desperation” after Nathan Lyon decided against reviewing his lbw decision on day four of the fourth Test against India here.

Lyon was adjudged LBW after being hit on the pad off a Kuldeep Yadav delivery. He asked non-striker Mitchell Starc if he should opt for a review, but the duo decided against it despite two reviews remaining in their innings and only two wickets left.

04:05 hrs IST

Australia’s woeful record

Australia were forced to follow on for the first time in Test cricket since 2005 when England had enforced the same in Nottingham. On their home soil, this was the first instance of Australia following on since 1988, again in Sydney, versus England.

03:58 hrs IST

Early Start

03:50 hrs IST

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to the live coverage of Day 5 of the fourth Test encounter between India and Australia in Sydney.

Fickle weather on day four prevented India from closing in on a big win in the fourth Test but they were well on course for their maiden series victory in Australia after forcing the hosts to follow-on at home for the first time since 1988.

Bad light and intermitted rain led to substantial loss of play with only 25.2 overs bowled on day four. Australia were placed at 6-0 in 4 overs after Kuldeep Yadav’s five-wicket haul in his maiden Test Down Under helped India bowl the home team out for 300 in the first innings.