India clung on for a strained draw with three wickets left to deny Australia their third triumph of the arrangement in the fourth Sydney Test on Saturday.
The Australians, with nine fielders gathering around the bat towards the last stages, pushed for triumph yet couldn't unstick Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the dirty visitors batted it out at 252 for seven.
The Australians continued pushing all through the last session and searched headed for triumph once they uprooted batting pillars Murali Vijay and captain Virat Kohli, however the last part stood up to.
Australian captain Steven Smith was named the man of the match and the man of the arrangement in the wake of scoring four centuries in the four-Test arrangement for the winning side.
"I thought we were going to get there at last yet India held tight well," Smith said.
"Tragically, we didn't exactly get there yet I'm truly pleased with all the young men's endeavors for this Test match and for the arrangement too."
Australia snatched the basic wicket of Kohli for 46 in the 67th over as he competed with Mitchell Starc, and Shane Watson brought a catch abominable at slip.
It finished a radiant arrangement for the new captain, with an arrangement total of 692 runs at 86.50, the most by an Indian batsman in an arrangement against Australia.
Vijay was out in the fourth over after tea when he cut at Josh Hazlewood outside off-stump to be taken by Brad Haddin for 80.
The opener passed fifty for the fifth time in the arrangement and batted for 255 minutes off 165 balls with seven fours and two sixes.
Hapless Suresh Raina strove for a couple of ducks. This time he endured three balls before he was caught leg before wicket by Starc.
Wriddhiman Saha additionally tried for a duck, caught leg before wicket by Lyon as India's innings started to rapidly come apart.
Hazlewood got an alternate leg before wicket choice, this time on Ravichandran Ashwin for one and India were three wickets far from annihilation with 11.4 overs left.
The Australians announced at their overnight aggregate of 251 for six, leaving the voyagers to pursue 349 rushes to win off 90 overs on the fifth day.
The most elevated effective run pursue in the fourth innings of a Sydney Test remains Australia's 288 for two against South Africa nine years prior.
Vijay gave a couple of chances before his rejection, offering an intense opportunity to Shaun Marsh at short cover on 42 off Ryan Harris in 37th over.
Swamp had two gets at the ball before it went to ground.
It was Australia's seventeenth missed fielding open door in the arrangement.
Anyway Rohit Sharma was out for 39 in the following over when Steve Smith took a splendid flying right-gave get at second slip off Shane Watson.
Initially innings centurion Lokesh Rahul was the main wicket to fall in the morning session.
He propelled down the wicket just to glove Lyon to David Warner at leg-slip for 16 in the fourteenth over.