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, lunch, second innings, Australia 149/4, Overs 41, David Warner (48), Marcus Harris (38), Mohammed Siraj (2/37). The first session of the day was shared between the two teams as 125 runs were scored in 35 overs at the fall of four wickets.
The Aussie openers walked in to bat on the fourth day of the last Test match. The opening pair looked comfortable against the Indian bowlers and scored runs effortlessly with the new ball. David Warner and Marcus Harris had a partnership of 89 runs for the first wicket at a healthy run-rate before the partnership was broken by Shardul Thakur in the 25th over. Harris edged the ball on Thakur’s bouncer and was caught behind the stumps by the wicket-keeper. Warner couldn’t stay much longer at the crease after his partner’s dismissal as the southpaw fell to Washington Sundar, the opener was struck on the back pad right in front of the stumps. Marnus Labuschagne (25) and Steve came to the crease after the dismissal of Harris and Warner. Before the two dependable pair could stitch a threatening partnership, Mohammed Siraj got rid of Labuschagne, the right-handed batsman edged the ball to the slips and Rohit Sharma took a comfortable catch in the 31st over. Mathew Wade arrived at the crease but returned to the pavilion without making a single change in the scoreboard when the southpaw was caught behind the stumps.
Cameron Green (4*) joined Smith (28*) at the crease, the two batsmen gathered unbeaten 26 runs for the fifth wicket ahead of the lunch break. In the first session of day 4, 128 runs were scored, 35 overs were bowled at the run rate of 3.66 runs per over.