10 Nov 2008

Australia set 381 to share Indian series

6:17 am on 10 November 2008

The Australian cricketers need 381 to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy after dismissing India in their second innings for 295 on day four of the deciding test in Nagpur.

There was a farcical situation after the tea break when the Australian captain Ricky Ponting couldn't use his pace bowlers at the most pivotal moment of the series, fearing a ban for a pedestrian over rate.

The Australian off spinner Jason Krejza took four second innings wickets to end up with 12 for 358 - the third best test debut of all time, but oddly, also the second most runs conceded in a test match.

Australia will go into the final day 13 without loss in their second innings.