4th Test: Australia out for 300; India enforce follow-on

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India became the first team to have the option of asking Australia to follow on twice in a home summer as the hosts' list of unwanted records grew even longer on the penultimate day of the fourth Test at the SCG.

Another one down, as Nathan Lyon of Australia departs lbw to Kuldeep Yadav on day four.

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.

Australia was six without loss in its second innings, with Marcus Harris unbeaten on two and Usman Khawaja on four, as an early tea was taken due to bad light.

India declared their first innings on 622 for seven. They didn´t come back with play abandoned for the day. A huge storm rolled in late Saturday, forcing play to finish half an hour early, and the overcast skies lingered into Sunday.

The recalled Peter Handscomb began with objective, confidently stroking two boundaries to move to 37 before swiping at a Jasprit Bumrah delivery and dragging it onto his stumps. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who was dropped on zero, combined for a final-wicket stand of 42 that spanned 14 overs but only delayed the inevitable.

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Nathan Lyon was given out after being hit on the pad by a full toss from Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav as he attempted a sweep on Sunday afternoon.

India have all but confirmed their first series Test victory in Australia by batting for almost two full days in raising 622-7 declared with Pujara (193) and Pant (159 not out) scoring centuries.

India's wins in England in 1986 and 2007 were also potentially more impressive, considering this is an Australian side on its knees without Steve Smith and David Warner. Australia's innings folded soon after.

Harris´ breezy 79 - remarkably the highest score by an Australian the entire series - was the exception.

Still, it breaks new ground for the touring squad, turning the tables on a team that has previously lost just four Test series at home in the past 25 years.

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