Hussey, the highest scorer of the match so far, has now batted for 197 minutes and 134 balls and hit seven foursduring the course of his fighting knock that has kept Australia in the hunt after yet another top-order batting collapse. With two full days left in the game, India will look to restrict Australia's lead to under-250 and push for victory while the hosts will also fancy their chances. Umesh was the pick of Indian bowlers with 4 for 49 but no less significant was Zaheer Khan's twin strikes off
successive overs in the final session and the good support which Ishant Sharma and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin provided.
The hosts were precariously placed at 27 for four at one stage before former captain Ricky Ponting (60) and Hussey pulled things back with a 115-run fifth-wicket partnership. India resumed the day on 214 for 3 but added only 68 runs before losing the final seven wickets today