In the 4th Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the hosts won the toss and chose to bat against the Indian team at the Gabba. Day 1, lunch, first innings, Australia 65/ 2, Overs 27, Steve Smith (30*), Marnus Labuschagne (19*), Mohammed Siraj (1/18). The first session of the day was shared between the two teams as 65 runs were scored in 27 overs at the run rate of 2.41 with the fall of two wickets.
David Warner opened the batting with his new opening partner Marcus Harris who is replacing Will Pucovski in the fourth Test following a shoulder injury at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The new opening pair couldn’t survive the wrath of the Indian bowlers as Mohammed Siraj struck the big wicket of David Warner in the first over of the Test match. Warner edged the ball tothe slips, the Indian vice-captain dived to his right to complete a low catch. The southpaw’s partner Harris also couldn’t stay at the crease for a longer period as he was caught by Washington Sundar on Shardul Thakur’s bowling.
After the departure of the opening pair Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne arrived at the crease. The two batsmen took their time at the crease and started scoring with a minimal amount of risk.
Australia’s most dependable pair went on to gather 48 runs for the third wicket partnership. In the first session of Day 1, 65 runs were scored, 27 overs were bowled at the run rate of 2.41 runs per over.