India Bowl Aussies Out Courtesy Kuldeep’s Fifer, Enforce Follow-On

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India, having failed to win a Test series in Australia in 11 previous attempts, will end a slump that dates back to when they were crushed by Don Bradman's side in 1948.

Peter Handscomb was 28 not out and Pat Cummins was on 25, with Australia still needing another 287 runs to avoid the prospect of the follow-on after India posted 622-7 declared in their first innings.

Selectors will on Wednesday name a squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka, starting in Brisbane on January 24.

Australia were forced to follow-on on home soil for the first time in 30 years after being dismissed for 300 as India went for the jugular in search of a maiden series triumph Down Under on the fourth day of the final Test on Sunday.

The day did not start well for the Indian team as the first session was completely washed out due to rain.

It came after India also amassed a 292-run first-innings lead in Melbourne last week, only on that occasion they opted to bat again themselves in the 137-run flogging.

Kuldeep was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with 5-99.

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Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc (29 not out) then added 42 runs for the 10th wicket as Australia reached 300 despite another pitiful batting display.

Wet weather has helped Australia to escape with a draw at a sodden SCG, where India have made history by completing a 2-1 series victory.

The second innings was not given much chance to mature, as bad light stopped play after four overs at 3:42pm and tea was called early, and with conditions failing to improve, the day's play was called off.

Australia were reduced to 236-6 at stumps on day three when bad light had stopped play. Yadav ended with 5-99.

Kuldeep claimed three wickets and Jadeja two as Australia collapsed from 122-1 at lunch to 198-6 shortly after tea in a pattern all too familiar for an Australian batting order yet to score a century this series.

Bumrah needed just four balls at Peter Handscomb to remove the recalled batsman for 37, tempting him to play a delivery outside off that took the inside edge and dislodged the bails.

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