in the 54th over, but replays showed that he possibly grassed it. The batsmen were called back, but two balls later, Ashwin trapped Josh Hazlewood lbw for a duck.
Australia were reduced to 92-5 at tea. Umesh Yadav had David Warner (6) caught behind and he also accounted for Matt Renshaw (8), also caught behind.
In between, India got the prize wicket as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (127) bowled captain Steve Smith for just 17. The skipper, who scored 499 runs this series, played on.
Peter Handscomb (18) and Glenn Maxwell (37 not out) defied the Indian attack, as the duo added 56 runs for the fourth wicket. Maxwell played some attacking strokes, hitting five fours and a six.
Earlier, Nathan Lyon (5-92) picked up his ninth five-wicket haul in Test cricket as India were bowled out for 332 runs. The hosts took a 32-run first innings’ lead.
Starting from overnight 2486, Wridhiman Saha (31) and Ravindra Jadeja (63) extended their seventh-wicket partnership to 96 runs.
The four-match series is pegged at 1-1. Australia won the first Test in Pune by 333 runs, while India won the second in Bengaluru by 75.
The Third Test in Pune was drawn. AP
India’s Ravichandran Ashwin (left) celebrates taking the wicket of Australia’s Glenn Maxwell at The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala yesterday.