Ishant Sharma set the tone for the match on the fifth and final day of the opening Test by removing Travis Head with a well-directed bouncer. Australia were 186/6 at lunch, with India just four wickets away from the win. Despite losing Head, Shaun Marsh kept the scoreboard ticking and played beautifully to notch up his 10th Test fifty. He was timing the ball perfectly but a cracker of a delivery from Jasprit Bumrah sent him packing. Australian captain Tim Paine along with Pat Cummins was holding the fort for Australia and kept defying the Indian bowling unit, ensuring the hosts don’t lose any more wickets. After a big first session, India are almost on the verge of a famous victory. If they win in Adelaide, it will be the first time that India will win an opening match of a Test series in Australia. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Live updates between India Vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5, straight from Adelaide Oval

08:36 IST: FOUR!! Bumrah bowls full and Starc frees his arms and drills the ball straight down the ground. Ishant Sharma puts in the dive but is unable to cut off the ball. The ball, however, does not reach the fence. But Pat Cummins and Starc run four runs before Ashwin throws it back.

08:32 IST: FOUR!! Bumrah bowls a full and wide of off, Cummins is lured into the drive. He gets a thick outside edge as the ball runs past the fielder at slips.

08:30 IST: Starc gets hit on the helmet by a Bumrah short delivery. He is attended by a physio and there is nothing to worry about.

08:24 IST: STAT alert — 20 consecutive wickets have been catches in this Test. 32 catches in all so far – the record for most catches in a Test is 33 in Australia vs India, Perth, 1991-92.

08:16 IST: STAT alert — Rishabh Pant equals the India record for most wicketkeeping dismissals in a Test. He’s one short of equalling the overall record, which is jointly held by AB de Villiers and Jack Russell. Wridhhiman Saha has 10 catches in a match against South Africa in 2018.

08:14 IST: OUT!! India three wickets away from a victory. Short delivery from Bumrah, Tim Paine attempts the pull, miscues and Rishabh Pant takes a good catch. The Australian captain departs for 41. This will be an interesting session.

08:12 IST: Trivia — To win this Test match, Australia will now have to make the highest winning fourth-innings total at Adelaide. The home side had made 315/6 to beat England way back January 1902.

08:10 IST: Welcome back to the post-lunch session. Ashwin to resume after lunch — a slip, leg slip and an FSL in place.

07:30 IST: This is lunch! Australia 186/6, need 137 runs to win. Tim Paine (40*) and Pat Cummins (5*).

07:26 IST: Ashwin bowls a maiden over with the new ball and had almost created a chance.

07:18 IST:  India have taken the second new ball with lunch 12 minutes away. Ishant Sharma gets first use of it. Australia 181/6, need 142 runs to win.

07:07 IST: FOUR!! Shami drifts on the pads and Paine just gets inside the line before tickling it fine down the leg-side.

06:59 IST: Rishabh Pant is trying to get under Cummins’ skin by being chirpy behind the wickets.

06:55 IST: FOUR!! Paine plays the delivery with soft hands and the ball rolls away to the fence. That was cheekily done.

06:50 IST: Another review this time from Australia and Pat Cummins survives. There was an appeal for a catch at forward short leg and the umpire raises his finger. However, Pat Cummins opts for the review and DRS overturns the decision. Australia survive a scare and Nigel Llong gets another decision wrong.

06:47 IST: A huge appeal for caught behind from the Indian camp is turned down by the umpire. However, India take the review and the replay shows that the ball did not nick any part of the bat before Pant takes the catch. India lose the review.

06:40 IST: Pat Cummins is the new batsman in.

06:39 IST: OUT!! Jasprit Bumrah has breathed life back into the game. Shaun Mars departs after a fighting 60 and India are sniffing victory here in Adelaide. Back of a length delivery, shapes away a little bit. Marsh defends it but gets the faintest of the faint edge as the Pant complete completes the catch. That was surely a long way back for Marsh. Australia six down, need 167 runs to win.

06:34 IST: The Indian bowlers are trying to create opportunities to take wickets but the Australians are batting very watchfully.

06:20 IST: 150 comes up for Australia, they need 173 runs to win. 

06:12 IST: FOUR!! A full length ball around middle and leg, Shaun Marsh flicks it through the gap at mid-wicket and beats the infield quite comfortably. Doesn’t even bother running for it, there was no need to, such was the timing!

06:10 IST: Close!! Shami bowls short and Tim Paine goes for the pull and gloves it past the keeper towards the fine leg area. Pant dives full-stretched but fails to reach the ball.

06:09 IST: FIFTY!! Marsh scores his 10th Test fifty. Ashwin bowls a short delivery and Marsh pulls it through the gap at mid-wicket. Australia need him to stay in the middle.

05:55 IST: Paine chops the short delivery and a misfield by Shami allows them to take two runs, first sloppy effort by India in the field.

05:50 IST: Just one run off the Shami over. Marsh is looking solid in the middle. Can he rescue Australia?

05:45 IST: Mohammed Shami (9.0-3-15-2) is back into the attack. Australia need 199 more runs to win.

05:41 IST: FOUR!! Short and wide from Ishant Sharma and Tim Paine obliges. The batsman, on the backfoot, cuts the ball away for a boundary to get off the mark. These are crucial runs for the hosts.

05:31 IST: Captain Tim Paine is the new man in.

05:29 IST: OUT!! Ishant Sharma strikes and Virat Kohli is absolutely pumped. A perfect well-directed bouncer from Ishant, Head had no idea where the ball is as he defends it. The ball goes high in the air and Rahane completes the process. What a start for the visitors.

05:23 IST: Australia 111/4 in 55 overs, need 212 runs to win.

05:17 IST: Ashwin floats the ball on middle and leg, Shaun Marsh comes on his front foot and looks to defend but the straighter one induces an edge and lobs towards the vacant short leg region. Had there been a fielder there, this was a straightforward catch

05:11 IST: Three runs have been scored in the first three overs. Michael Clarke is of the opinion that if Marsh and Head are dismissed then it is game over for the hosts.

05:05 IST: Day five session times —

Session 1: 05:00 am IST – 07:30 am IST
Session 2: 08:10 am IST – 10:10 am IST
Session 3: 10:30 am IST – 12:30 pm IST

05:03 IST: R Ashwin starts with a maiden over. Shaun Marsh has negotiated the Indian spinner quite well.

05:00 IST: Shaun Marsh and Travis Head walk out to the middle. R Ashwin to start the proceedings with the ball for India.

04:46 IST:  Shaun Marsh getting into the groove for the final day of the opening Test. The first session of the Adelaide Test might decide the outcome of the game.

04:44 IST: Big bowling day for the Quartet with six Aussie wickets to go.

04:42 IST: The first session of the day will be a big, big one for both teams.

04:40 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the final day of the opening Test between India and Australia.

Australia need to make history to win. The only successful fourth innings Test run chase of more than 300 at Adelaide came in 1902, when the hosts made 315 to beat England, with the biggest in modern times the 239 West Indies managed in 1982. The home side can take some comfort, though, by Western Australia in a domestic match last month scoring 313 to beat South Australia here when Marsh scored 163 not out. Opener Aaron Finch — who survived being given out lbw second ball when a review showed Ishant Sharma had overstepped the crease — made just 11 in his second failure of the match. He was caught behind off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin when the ball whistled past his glove. He chose not to review the decision, which was a mistake. Replays showed the third umpire would have overturned it.

Debutant Marcus Harris matched his first innings score of 26, hitting three crunching boundaries before he was caught by Rishabh Pant off Mohammed Shami, getting an edge on an attempted cut shot. Australia desperately needed the experienced Usman Khawaja to stick around but he decided to run down the pitch to an Ashwin delivery on nine and sliced it to Rohit Sharma, who took a difficult catch. And when Handscomb miscued a pull shot off Shami on 14 to Pujara, they were in deep trouble.

Play had started 30 minutes early to make up for rain disruptions on Saturday, with Australia desperate for an early breakthrough to build on the momentum after Virat Kohli fell to Lyon near the close on day three. But two fours from Pujara off Josh Hazlewood in the second over of the day set the tone. The right-hander brought up 50 — his 20th in Tests — with a three off Lyon and hardly looked troubled until the off-spinner fooled him half an hour before lunch and Finch caught him off bat and pad.

It was a crucial 87-run partnership with Rahane, who survived a bat-pad catch decision off Lyon on review. The vice-captain rubbed salt in the wound by smacking the next ball for four and brought up his 16th half-century with another boundary. He was eventually out going for a needless reverse sweep off Lyon, with Starc picking up the catch. The aggressive Pant went in search of quick runs as India’s lead approached 300, whacking three fours and a six in succession off one Lyon over. But when he went for another big hit and fell for a quick-fire 28, it prompted a collapse from 282 for 5 to 307 all out.