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Hilfenhaus strikes as Australia set up tense final day against India

Australian bowler Ben Hilfenhaus celebrates taking another Indian wicket.
Australian bowler Ben Hilfenhaus celebrates taking another Indian wicket.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ben Hilfenhaus takes three wickets as Australia fight back against India in Mohali
  • India are 55-4 chasing 216 for victory in the first Test match
  • Australia were dismissed in their second innings for 192
  • India need another 161 runs on the final day to seal victory
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(CNN) -- Ben Hilfenhaus kept Australia's hopes of winning the first Test against India alive with three late wickets in Mohali.

The fast bowler claimed the scalps of Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina to reduce India to 55-4 as they attempt to reach 216 for victory.

Doug Bollinger took the wicket of Raul Dravid as India stumbled in the final session of the fourth day's play.

But Sachin Tendulkar -- the all-time leading run scorer in Tests -- will resume on the final day unbeaten on 10 not out as India search for another 161 runs to win and go 1-0 up in the two match series.

Earlier in the day it was India's bowlers who prospered as they dismissed Australia for just 192 in their second innings.

Openers Shane Watson and Simon Katich put on 87 for the first wicket but when Watson was bowled by Ishant Sharma for 56 it sparked a collapse.

Australia then lost captain Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke in quick succession -- both off the bowling of Sharma -- before spinner Harbhajan Singh picked up the wickets of Marcus North and Michael Hussey.

Seamer Zaheer Khan then polished off the tail with three quick wickets as Australia were all out for 192.

But India were 0-1 when Hilfenhaus trapped Gambhir LBW before Bollinger had Dravid caught by wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

Hilfenhaus then dismissed Sehwag and Raina -- both caught -- to set up an intriguing final day's play.