Australia's batsmen battled through the final day in Ranchi to earn a draw in the third Test against India.
Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh both ground out half-centuries in a partnership of 124 which, more importantly for the visitors, lasted 62 overs.
The wickets of Matthew Renshaw and Steve Smith had left Australia wobbling in the morning session but India's bowlers were unable to break the stubborn resistance of Marsh and Handscomb until it was too late and the tourists held on for a draw.
Beginning the day 129 runs in arrears on 23-2, victory was never a real possibility for Australia and it was clear from the off that batting out the day was their sole objective.
Renshaw (15) and Smith put on just 36 for the third wicket before Ishant Sharma (1-30) removed the former lbw, but had succeeded in using up 21 overs.
However, when Smith (21) was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja three balls later it looked as though that would not be enough.
Marsh and Handscomb, though, defended resolutely as the Indian bowlers toiled in vain throughout the afternoon session and for much of the evening session.
Jadeja (4-54) eventually made the breakthrough, Marsh (53) caught at short leg, but by that stage Australia had established a lead and India were quickly running out of overs.
Glenn Maxwell (2) was caught at silly point off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin (1-71) soon after but Handscomb (72no) and Matthew Wade (9no) eased through the final few overs to make sure of the draw and ensure that the series remains level at 1-1 heading into the fourth and final Test.
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