Harris blazes to 77 as Australia fight back against India


India, who have already retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy, rubbed the Australian attack into the ground as the duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Pant added 150 runs for the 7th wicket.

The 500-plus score in Sydney was also the highest India scored in this Test series, bettering the 443 for 7 they scored in the first innings in Melbourne. First he removed Marcus Harris and then Shaun Marsh.

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.

Marcus Harris lifts his bat above his head as a teammate walks towards him.

The day belonged to India as it enjoyed nearly complete control against a exhausted looking Australia bowling attack with Pujara leading the way with his highest score outside India from 373 balls with 22 boundaries, giving the standout performer of the series 521 runs at an average of 74.4 in over 30 hours at the crease.

STUMPS | So, the play has been called off. "But I don't think about hundreds". Marsh played a couple of attractive drives before he was out defending a ball outside off-stump and edging it to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip.

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Rahane had to work considerably harder for the catch at short midwicket that dismissed Labuschagne (38), diving low to his left to grab the ball with both hands off the bowling of quick Mohammed Shami.

Ricky Ponting feels Australia's batting group have made way too many mistakes and that has led to the team's downfall in the ongoing Test series against India.India's immovable object at No.3, Cheteshwar Pujara has plundered 521 runs from a record 1,258 balls faced in the four-match series, while the likes of Rishabh Pant (350 runs) and Virat Kohli (282 runs) too have been amongst runs.

The methodical 30-year-old has been by far the best batsman from either side across the series and his ton followed a stellar 123 in the first Test in Adelaide and 106 in the third Test at Melbourne. "I was very happy". Unlike in the first session, only 35 runs came in the first hour of play.

"I got a start and a few of us got a start but none of us went on to get a big score so it's pretty simple to work out what went wrong", said Harris.

"We're a young group and we're trying to work it out and we're playing against the number one side in the world, so it's not an easy thing to do".