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India make Australia follow-on at home after 30 years

The second session witnessed Australia follow-on at home for the first time since 1988. They lost their remaining four wickets across 25.1 overs bowled after play started post a 230-minute rain delay in Sydney. Kuldeep Yadav was at the helm of it, picking his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood frustrated India with a 42-run stand which was spurred on by Hanuma Vihari dropping Hazlewood at mid-on. But Kuldeep, denied this time, eventually got to his five-fer even as Virat Kohli kept switching his spinners around looking for a breakthrough.

The morning started on a great note for India. Mohammed Shami struck with the sixth ball of the day, bowling Pat Cummins with a delivery that ominously kept low. Jasprit Bumrah had Peter Handcomb chopping on an incoming delivery onto his stumps. Kuldeep then picked Nathan Lyon leg-before with a full toss that hit the boot but Lyon didn't review, even when the impact looked dicey, much to the frustration of Ricky Ponting on air, who called Australia "slack and not desperate enough."

Indian fast bowlers ran in full steam in the follow-on innings, after Kohli allowed them some rest by bowling the spinners in tandem this morning. But bad weather continued to mar the day, and early Tea was called after bad light forced players off the field.

Brief Scores: India 622/7 dec. lead Australia 300 (Marcus Harris 79, Mitchell Starc 29*; Kuldeep Yadav 5-99) & 6/0.

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