London: Australia declared after scoring 270 runs with two wickets remaining on day four.
The much anticipated first wicket partnership of India was broken by Cameron Green after taking the wicket of Shubman Gill. He walked away from the pitch after scoring 18 runs from 19 balls.
Rohit Sharma and Pujara were been together in the pitch for the second wicket partnership; Rohit Sharma scored 43 runs in 63 balls and Pujara was dismissed after scoring 27 runs in 47 balls.
With their absence, with seven wickets remaining in their hands India should score 280 more runs in 97 overs to win the WTC final. Virat Kholi and Ajinkeya Rahane are on the crease to build a substantial partnership and guide their team towards the target.
The final day promises to be a gripping contest as India will need to balance their aggression with careful shot selection to chase down the target within the remaining 97 overs.
With seven wickets still in hand, India has a fighting chance of securing victory, but it will require a herculean effort form the batsmen and a disciplined approach against the Australian bowling attack.