Australia declare at 318/9, set India 384-run target

Melbourne, Dec 30 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh missed his maiden Test century on home soil, getting run out on 99 runs, but steered Australia to 318 for nine declared at lunch, an overall lead of 383 runs, on the fifth and final day of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here Tuesday.

India were set a 384-run target in 70 overs.
Ran Harris, unbeaten on eight overnight, was first batsman dismissed during the morning session that was halted twice by rain. He was out for 21 by Mohammed Shami, who picked up his second wicket of the innings.