India, who already trail 2-0 in the four-match series and are heading for a seventh consecutive overseas test defeat, are still 120 runs shy of forcing the hosts to bat again.
India's bowlers, led by Umesh Yadav's 5-93, got their team back into the contest after the day one demolition, skittling the last six Australian wickets for 79 runs to leave the hosts all out for 369 at tea with a first innings lead of 208.
Image: India's Umesh Yadav prepares to throw the ball against Australia on the second day of their cricket test match at the WACA ground in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. India made 161 in their first innings.
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