India closed in on their maiden series win on Australian soil as rain played spoilsport once again with no play possible before lunch on the final day of the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney on Monday.

Covers have been on throughout the morning even though it has been light rainfall with dark clouds hovering over Sydney Cricket Ground.

As things stand, India have scored 622 for 7 in their first innings while Australia were made to follow-on for the first time on home soil in 30 years after being bowled out for 300. The home team were 6 for no loss in their second innings. Marcus Harris is not out two and Usman Khawaja is on four.

This is will be India’s first Test series win in Australia since they started touring in 1947-’48.

Brief Scores: India 622/7 declared, Australia 300 and (following on) 6/0.