Sydney, Jan 5 (PTI) Australia were struggling at 198 for five at tea on the third day of the fourth and final Test here Saturday, responding to India’s mammoth first-innings total of 622 for seven declared.

At the break, Peter Handscomb and skipper Tim Paine were batting on 21 and 5 respectively, as Australia trailed by 424 runs.

Brief scores:

India first innings: 622/7 declared in 167.2 overs Australia 1st innings: 198/5 in 68 overs (Marcus Harris 79; Ravindra Jadeja 2/51, Kuldeep Yadav 2/50).

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