Spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed three wickets, while spearhead Ishant Sharma supported with one dismissal as India put early domination on the final day of the third Test against Australia, restricting them for 149/4 at Tea at JSCA International Complex on Monday.
Peter Handscomb (44) and Shaun Marsh (38) were batting as Australia trail India by three runs with six wickets remaining.
The pair at middle-order put an unbeaten 86-run knock for the fifth-wicket to steady Australian innings after early blows.
Jadeja, who took a five-wicket haul in Australia’s first innings, continued delighting with his slow left-arm orthodox spin bowling as he dismissed David Warner (14) and Nathan Lyon (2) late on Sunday and took the scalp of Steve Smith (21) on the fifth day of the Test.
Smith, who scored a splendid 178-run knock (not out) in the first innings, misjudged Jadeja’s delivery pitching middle and leg stump.
Sharma dismissed the left-handed Australian opener Matt Renshaw to support Jadeja.
The 28-year-old pacer restricted Renshaw for some room with a full-length delivery to tap him LBW.