Australia's pace spearhead Peter Siddle is relieved to claim maiden five-wicket haul against India on Thursday, saying the hard work he has put in this summer has finally paid off.

Siddle claimed five wickets for the first time in an innings against India during third day of the fourth and final cricket Test here, and termed it as one of his better performances.

“It's probably one of my better ones I think.

“All summer my goal's been patience and consistency and I think I've been doing that and going pretty well.

“But today it was a bit of a relief to get that haul and a reward for a summer that has been pretty good,” said Siddle, who returned figures of five for 49 in India's first innings score of 272. The pressure we built up again today and the way we bowled together as a unit just shows the patience we have. “ — PTI

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