IND vs AUS, 4th Test, Day 4 Highlights: Rain Forces Early Stumps, India Need 324 More Runs To Win
India vs Australia Test Highlights: Rain stopped play on Day 4 of the fourth and final Test match between Australia and India, at The Gabba in Brisbane. The visitors will be hoping to put in a top display on Day 5 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Rain played spoilsport on Day 4 for the second time, leaving the fourth and final Test match between Australia and India to be decided by what happens on the final day at the Gabba in Brisbane. Rain forced early Stumps with India on 4/0 in 1.5 overs, needing need 324 more runs to win. Openers Rohit Sharma (4 not out) and Shubman Gill (0 not out) were the two unbeaten batsmen. Earlier on Day 4, the home side posted 294 runs in their second innings, setting a target of 328 runs for India. Steve Smith scored a stylish half-century for Australia. He slammed 55 off 74 balls, before losing his wicket to Mohammed Siraj. For India, Siraj was on fire, registering his maiden five-wicket haul. Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur took four wickets. The Aussie bowling department will be aiming to put in a top display on Day 5, and add pressure on the Indian batsmen. For India, a draw is enough for them to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, with the series tied at 1-1, but they will be looking to secure back-to-back series wins Down Under. (SCORECARD)
4th Test, Day 4 Highlights Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From The Gabba, Brisbane
4th Test, Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2020/21, Jan 15, 2021
- 11:51 (IST)OUT!!! Josh Hazlewood c Shardul Thakur b Mohammed Siraj 9 (11)Short of a length by Siraj. Hazlewood tried to ramp. It goes directly to Thakur at third man for a catch!Australia set India a target of 328 runs!Siraj also completes his maiden five-wicket haul!
- 10:06 (IST)One run, Early tea and there is a slight drizzle now!Thakur bowls a short delivery. Starc sends it behind square. There is a slight drizzle, so the umpires call for early Tea.The hosts lead by 276 runs.
- 09:04 (IST)OUT!!! Steve Smith c Ajinkya Rahane b Mohammed Siraj 55 (74)Siraj sends a length delivery, and it takes the thumb of the bottom hand and goes to Rahane at gully. The glove was the bat handle at the time of impact. Smith reviews it, and it goes in India's favour! A big one for India.In comes, Tim Paine.