India v Australia: fourth Test, day three – live

India and Australia are locked in an enthralling battle in the fourth and final Test of the series, with the match poised on a knife-edge as the third day of play draws to a close.

At stumps, India were pushing hard to force a result in their favour, finishing the day on 166-6, with a lead of 32 runs. It was a day of dramatic swings in fortunes, with the home side making a strong start, only to be pegged back by a brilliant spell of bowling from the Australians.

In the morning session, the Indian batsmen made a good start, with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill putting on a steady partnership of 59 runs. But the Australians struck back in the afternoon session, taking five wickets for just 44 runs.

The last session of the day saw the Indians start to rebuild their innings, with Ajinkya Rahane and Washington Sundar putting on a steady partnership of 48. However, the Australians took two quick wickets to leave India in a precarious position, with only two wickets remaining.

The match hangs in the balance, with the Australians now needing just four wickets to win the match, or for India to bat out the final day for a draw.

It has been a tense affair so far, with both sides showing their mettle in the face of pressure. The match has been watched closely by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be hoping for a result that will bring glory to India.

Whichever way it goes, it promises to be a thrilling conclusion to the series, with the fate of the match to be decided on the final day.