| GEO Sports|
| Tail-endersí brave batting fails to get Australia avoid from follw-on|
| Updated at: 1610 PST, Sunday, October 19, 2008|
MOHALI: Australia were bowled out for 268 in their first innings on the third day of the second Test against India here on Sunday.
India made 469 all out in their first innings.
Legspinner Amit Mishra picked up five wickets on Test debut, spinning Australia out for 268 a half hour into the final session on day three in Mohali.
Shane Watson batted superbly for a career-best 78, the highest score of a disappointing Australian innings, but could not get Australia past the follow-on mark of 269.
Mishra's 5 for 71 was the best return for an Indian bowler on debut since Narendra Hirwani's 8 for 61 against West Indies back in 1988.
India opted not to enforce the follow-on, meaning Australia will bat last on a track almost certain to turn sharper on the fifth day.