Australia Are Pretty Much One Wicket Away From Victory

Australia are closing in on a series-levelling victory after day four of the second Test against India in Perth.

India are 5/112 in their second innings, still 175 runs adrift of the 287 they need for victory. One wicket and you'd have to think it's all over -- given the weakness of India's four tail-end batsmen, none of whom average more than 11.

This was Australia's day, although India had their patches of dominance, as they've had every day of this series to date.

The hosts started the day at 4/132 and successfully steered their way to lunch without loss, although they only added 58 runs.

Immediately after the break, wickets started to tumble. The Aussies were all out for 243, which gave them an overall lead of 286.

India immediately lost wickets in the chase, falling to 2-13. When Nathan Lyon got Kohli, it was 3-48 and Australia could smell blood.

Scroll down for all the action as it panned out, including a fantastic sledge from Tim Paine and a magnificent inswinging Mitchell Starc wicket.

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  • The last hour
  • Lyon gets Kohli and Vijay!
  • Final session begins
  • Starc strikes in first over! Hazlewood gets one too
  • India start their chase
  • Last wicket heroics
  • Last rites of the Aussie innings
  • Quadruple breakthrough straight after lunch!
  • Captains war rages on
  • Slow going, but 50 for Ussie
  • Play gets underway, Finch good to go
  • Tim Paine said WHAT??

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