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). First Innings, India 336/10, Shardul Thakur (67). Second innings, Australia 294/10, Steve Smith (55). Day 4 stumps, second innings, India 4/0, Rohit Sharma (4*). The third session of the day was shared between the two teams as 55 runs were scored at the fall of three wickets. India trail Australia by 324 runs.
Pat Cummins (28*) and Mitchell Starc (1) walked in to bat in the final session of the day as they were inching towards the 300 run lead. The Indian team got the wicket of Starc early in the session, the southpaw fell prey to Mohammed Siraj’s bowling. Nathan Lyon came to the crease and started swinging the bat along with Cummins to garner some crucial runs before their innings get wrapped up. After adding 13 runs with a six, Lyon hit the ball straight to Mayank Agarwal in the 73rd over on Shardul Thakur’s bowling. Josh Hazlewood (9) arrived at the crease, Cummins continued his counter-attacking approach and managed to hit two fours and a six in the process. The Aussies had a small 20-run partnership for the last wicket, the tail-ender Hazlewood was Siraj’s fifth victim of the day before they finish the hosts’ innings at 294, with a lead of 327. The Indian pacer, Siraj registers his first five-wicket haul of his career and conceded 73 runs. Thakur grabs four wickets while Washington Sundar pockets one.
The Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill came out to bat to chase the mammoth total of 328, after facing one over, the game was disrupted due to heavy rains, the umpires called off the day. The visitors will commence their chase tomorrow on day 5. The third session was shared between the two teams, as 55 runs were scored at the fall of three wickets.