India were 177 for 2 against Australia in the fourth and final Cricket test in Sydney, when reports last came in. Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bat. Leading 2-1 in the four-match series, India have already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after victory in Melbourne.
Virat Kohli is in a unique position as the only Indian captain to go into the final Test on Australian soil with the cushion of a lead. On the other hand, Australia, who have never lost a home series against India, go into the fourth Test in danger of being at the receiving end due to batting and bowling woes.
India have played 10 Test series Down Under since 1947-48, and barring three series – 1980-81, 1985-86 and 2003-04 which were drawn – the visitors have lost on seven occasions.