India is to get whitewashed by Australia as the tourists yet again suffered a batting collapse, reaching 166 for six at stumps in pursuit of 500 to win on the fourth day of the final Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

 

Resuming their innings at 92 for two after lunch, Ryan Harris struck to dismiss middle-order batsman Rahul Dravid, who faced 71 balls and hit two boundaries for his innings of 25.

 

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who bagged the key wicket of Virender Sehwag before lunch, struck once again to send Sachin Tendulkar back to the pavilion for 13, which left India reeling at 110 for four.

 

Coming off from a fine century in the last innings, Virat Kohli looked comfortable during his stay. But he faltered to judge a run in the penultimate over of the day, and was runout for 22.

 

Kohli added 52 runs for the fifth wicket with VVS Laxman, who was given a lifeline by Ricky Ponting on 25, when he dropped a catch at the second slip off Harris.

 

Laxman failed to convert a start into a big score, and fell to Lyon for 35.

 

India need to score a further 334 runs to win the fourth Test on the final day and avoid another overseas whitewash.