India secure historic Test series win after final day washed out

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Australia suffered the indignity of its first follow-on in 150 Tests on a dismal day at the SCG, which was interrupted due to drizzle and bad light. Pacer Mohammed Shami also grabbed a couple of wickets while Jasprit Bumrah managed a wicket as well in the first innings.

Shami's third ball of the day kept low and scooted underneath Pat Cummins' bat, uprooting off stump.

The recalled Peter Handscomb began with goal, confidently stroking two boundaries to move to 37 before swiping at a Bumrah delivery and dragging it onto his stumps.

Kuldeep (5-99) then trapped Nathan Lyon for no score.

Nathan Lyon struggled in the few balls he faced against Kuldeep Yadav and fell for a duck, before Mitchell Starc (29) and Josh Hazlewood (21) offered some cavalier batting at the death to boost Australia's total.

"Well bowled and congrats on your 5 wicket haul Kuldeep".

Yadav eventually had his man and ended the innings, trapping Hazlewood lbw with a wrong'un. On their home soil, this was the first instance of Australia following on since 1988, again in Sydney, versus England.

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The light improved in some time and the two umpires stipulated 11 am local time as the start of play, but rain arrived to prevent that from happening.

Australia, resuming at 236-6, quickly lost 3-22 a day after their top order folded in a collapse of 3-24.

India, needing only to avoid defeat to win the series, denied Australia any real possibility of a victory here by batting for almost two full days reaching 622-7 before declaring with Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159 not out) scoring hundreds.

Harris, who scored 70 in the second Test in Perth, brought up his 50 off 67 balls and looked set to be Australia's first centurion this summer until he was dismissed by Jadeja.

India moved closer to a first Test series victory in Australia after compiling 622 for seven declared in their first innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia 2nd Innings: Usman Khawaja batting 4; Marcus Harris batting 2.