A match that has ebbed and flowed since day one saw a number of twists on Saturday as India A were bowled out for just 156 in their second innings, thereby setting Australia A a target of 159.
At stumps, the hosts were 59/4 as an exciting final day of play awaits.
Earlier in the day, India A were blown away by the Australian quick bowlers with Daniel Worrall, David Moody and Chadd Sayers picking up three wickets each.
Starting the day at 44/2, India A soon lost the wicket of star batsman Manish Pandey who failed to repeat his heroics from the first innings. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and despite a valiant effort from Jayant Yadav, who scored 46, the Indians were bowled out for 156.
Australia A came out to bat knowing that they had wrestled back the advantage from the Indian side, but two wickets in two balls from Shardul Thakur had them reeling at 17/2.
The dangerous Peter Handscomb was then dismissed for 24 by Hardik Pandya, following which Marcus Stoinis fell for a duck to Varun Aaron as the home side lost their first four wickets with just 50 runs on the board.
India A 230 all out and 156 all out (Yadav 46, Sayers 3/21)
Australia 228 all out and 59/4 (Handscomb 24, Thakur 2/14)
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