STUMPS | That's the end of opening day's play and India finish the day in a strong position. Cheteshwar Pujara remains unbeaten on 130 and giving him company is Hanuma Vihari on 39. The partnership between the two is worth 75 runs so far. Full Scorecard.

Do join us back for second day's play tomorrow.

Another good partnership for India. And Cheteshwar Pujara has been the common factor in all of those. Now he shares another 50-run stand with Hanuma Vihari.  Meanwhile, Pujara is batting on 124.

Hundred up for Cheteshwar Pujara! This is his third century in this Test series. 100 off 199 balls. 18th Test century for the 'new wall' of Indian cricket. What a knock and what a form he is in. Reaches his century with a boundary.

OUT! India lose fourth wicket. Mitchell Starc gets rid of Ajinkya Rahane. The right-handed batsman is caught behind. Ajinkya Rahane c Paine b Starc 18(55)

Cheteshwar Pujara holds key for India. He is nearing his yet another century in this series as India look to stitch another partnership here. Australia looking desperate for a wicket.

OUT! BIG wicket this! Josh Hazlewood strikes after the tea break. It is Indian captain Virat Kohli who has to go. Bowled it down the leg, Kohli was looking to play according to the line, ends up edging it and wicketkeeper takes the catch. Kohli c Paine b Hazlewood 23(59)

TEA BREAK | Another good session for India. Just a wicket in this session for the hosts. Pujara and Kohli have added 51 runs thus far for the third wicket. India in strong position.

Cheteshwar Pujara completes his half-century. Brings it up with a boundary through deep mid-wicket. That's second half-century of the series for Pujara.

OUT! Mayank Agarwal throws his wicket away. He hits Nathan Lyon for a six a couple of balls before, tried to repeat. But this time he finds Mitchell Starc at long-on. Agarwal c Starc b Lyon 77(112)

That's half-century for Mayank Agarwal, who is playing his second Test. This is his second Test fifty, brings it up with a boundary. Meanwhile, strong beginning for India after the lunch.

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Team India is a win or a draw away from winning the Test series against Australia. More importantly, it will be the first ever Test series win for India on the Australian soil. So, Virat Kohli and Co. will have their eyes set on the historic series win. But, hosts have the ability to bounce back and draw level in the series. Stay tuned for Ind vs Aus live score updates. India vs Australia 4th Test at Sydney Will Be a 'Pink Test', Here’s Why

Both India and Australia are expected to make changes to their playing XIs for the fourth Test. While some will be forced ones, some will be tactical. India have already named 13-man squad for the Sydney Test which surprisingly features out of form opener KL Rahul as well. Ravi Ashwin is also part of the squad but it is not clear whether he will play or not. Ishant Sharma is the notable omission as the pacer is injured.

Australia, on the other hand, have added spinner Marnus Labuschagne to the squad. Aaron Finch has retained his place but is likely to sit out tor bat in the middle. Most likely Usman Khawaja will open the innings with Marcus Harris. Peter Handscomb is likely to be back in the playing XI and Mitchell Marsh will have to sit out.  India vs Australia, 4th Test 2019: Check Out the Weather Forecast of Sydney as Virat Kohli & Men Are All Set to Script History

Teams:

India (From): Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav.

Australia (From): Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh.