Jedaja won' be unhappy that there are two left handed batsman at the crease as there is some inviting rough to bowl into outside the off-stump. Wade is off the mark with a pull behind square for three. WICKET. Nelson has struck as Cowan is caught at slip trying to cut a ball that was too close to his bod and a bit too full. Henriques is the new batsman for Australia.
Ashwin continues and will be happy to see that there are now two left handed batsman at the crease that he can turn the ball away from. Sharp turn with the older ball now that the spinners can grip it slightly better is making life difficult even for Cowan, the set batsman.
WICKET. Jadeja is just knocked over Clarke. A delivery finally grips and turns from the wicket to wicket line, beats the outside edge and remotes the off-stump. Wade is the new batsman to the crease.
Both batsmen are using their feet to get to the pitch of Ashwin and working him into the gaps. Ashwin responds by dropping short and is cut for four by Cowan.
Clarke is working Jedeja nicely and brings up the hundred for Australia with a nice clip off his pads for two.
Ashwin is brought into the attack in place of Sharma. Clarke uses his feet well and plays will the spin to long-on for another single. The off-spinner starts well as he has already settled into a good length drawing the batsmen forward.
Jadeja rushes Clarke who pulls away and takes a little more time to compose himself. Clarke nudges a single into the off-side which brings the left-hander onto strike and makes the bowler change his line. Jedeja doesn't adjust well as he drops short and is cut for four by Cowan.
Sharma is looking just as dangerous as the spinner this morning. Cowan is batting well outside of his crease so that if he does get wrapped on the pads by one that stays low, the umpire might give him the benefit of the doubt when adjudging the lbw decision.
Apart from bowling a testing line and length, Jadeja is creating pressure by getting through his overs so quickly. The batsmen don't have time to breathe before he is in for the next delivery.
Sharma starts another over and gets a little bit of shape away from the right handed Clarke. He then manages to reverse swing the ball back into Clarke's pads and is clipped for two onto the leg-side. The combination of reverse swing and occasional low bounce are already causing problems for the batsmen early on day four.
Jadeja continues to bowl into the rough outside Cowan's off-stump, but the batsmen are just starting to rotate the strike nicely.
Sharma continues with his tail up after taking his first wicket of the Test. This is a vital partnership for Australia. Clarke has been far and away their best player but he will need some support from someone in the top order if Australia are going to put up a fight today.
Cowan dances down the wicket and plays Jedeja nicely out the rough to pic up a couple of runs on the off-side. Just three come off a tight over.
Sharma is bowling around the wicket to the left handed Cowan. The plan for the fast bowler seems to be hitting a length while holding a wicket to wicket line. The pitch is offering variable bounce and Sharma will be hoping for one to keep low and trap the batsman lbw or bowled. WICKET. Shane Watson is strangled down the leg-side as Dhoni takes a good diving catch. Australia's captain, Michael Clarke now joins Cowan at the crease.
Jadeja opens the attack from the other end and will look to spin the ball away from the right handed Watson. The Indian left arm orthodox bowler is very difficult to play as he drifts the ball into the stumps, with the odd ball turning away sharply. The natural variation is almost impossible to predict as a batsman who is in danger of both being trapped lbw and finding the edge.
Sharma will bowl his first over of the innings and the first over of day four. The big Indian quick has settled into a good line and length immediately and is making Cowan play more often than not. Sharma starts with an accurate maiden.
Hello and welcome to day four of this second Test between India and Australia in Hyderabad, where the visitors are still 192 runs behind India's 503, and are two wickets down. What will the crumbling deck hold for Michael Clarke's men? Stick with us to find out, as the game will get going in 40 minutes (9:30am local time).