Dhaka, Jan. 11 -- A battered and bruised India lineup survived the full fifth day to force a draw in the third cricket Test against Australia and leave the series hinging on the final Test in Brisbane.

India resumed Monday at 98-2, needing a further 309 to win at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and finished 73 runs short on 334-5 despite finishing with only eight fit batters.

The India lineup was pushing for victory while an injured Rishabh Pant (97) and Cheteshwar Pujara (77) combined in a 148-run stand that put all the pressure back on Australia, reports the Associated Press.

When Nathan Lyon removed Pant in the last over with the old ball and Josh Hazlewood bowled Pujara eight overs later to make the total 272-5, the hosts had the edge g...