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. First innings, Australia 369/10, Marnus Labuschagne (108), T Natarajan (3/78 ).First Innings, India 336/10, Shardul Thakur (67), Josh Hazlewood (5/57). Day 4, tea, second innings, Australia 243/7, Steve Smith (55), David Warner (48), Mohammed Siraj (3/42). The second session of the day was shared between the two teams as 94 runs were scored in 25.1 overs with the fall of three wickets. Australia lead by 276 runs at tea break.
Steve Smith and Cameron Green walked in to bat in the second session. The two batsmen were playing their own game as the former was looking to accelerate while the latter was playing the supporting role. The visitors got the first wicket of the session in the form of Smith, Mohammed Siraj’s delivery hit the crack and the bowl exploded off his length to which the batsman couldn’t judge and ended up edging the ball to the slips. The Aussie skipper came to the crease at number five and started putting the bad balls away. Green scored a handy 37 before he was caught by Rohit Sharma in the slips on Shardul Thakur’s bowling in the 61st over. After counter-attacking Washington Sundar, Tim Paine (27) fell prey to Thakur’s bouncer, the Australian captain went for the pull but edged the ball to the wicketkeeper and the umpire gave his decision in no time. Before the rain could disrupt the game and the teams proceeded for the tea break Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc were present at the crease.
In the second session, 25.1 overs were bowled, 94 runs were scored at the run rate of 3.74 runs per over.