SYDNEY (AP) -- India made good use of a placid Sydney Cricket Ground pitch to move steadily to 122-2 at lunch on the third day of the fourth test, still 450 runs behind Australia.
Resuming his innings Thursday, Rohit Sharma moved to a patient 53 before being bowled by spinner Nathan Lyon.
Lokesh Rahul survived a missed run out and a dropped catch to be unbeaten on 50 at the interval, with Virat Kohli 16 not out.
India had lost its first wicket on day two, before scoring a run, when Mitchell Starc had Murali Vijay caught behind in the first over.
Australia declared its first innings at 572-7 just after tea Wednesday, with centuries for Steve Smith (117) and David Warner (101).