Ashwin strikes to leave Australia reeling

  • Australia still 87 away from target of 188
  • Hazlewood takes 6-67 to restrict India

Starc rattled the stumps of Karun Nair next ball for a duck and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha only just kept out the hat-trick delivery.

The 26-year-old Hazlewood, who had taken three wickets on Monday, took up the gauntlet in the following over and struck a major blow to India's hopes by dismissing Pujara for 92, caught at gully.

Ashwin was also out in the same over for four to the right-arm paceman with the ball keeping low and going under his bat to disturb the stumps. Umesh became Hazlewood's sixth victim as India lost five wickets for just 20 runs in 19 deliveries.

Saha remained unbeaten on 20 and added 16 valuable runs with number 11 Ishant Sharma, whose dismissal for six at the hands of Australia's first test hero Steve O'Keefe brought an end to the innings.