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). Second innings, Australia 294/10, Steve Smith (55), Mohammed Siraj (5/42). Day 5 stumps, second innings, India 329/7, Overs 97, Rishabh Pant (89*), Shubman Gill (91), Pat Cummins (4/55). The third session of the day belonged to the Indian team as they scored 146 runs in 34 overs at the loss of four wickets. India beat Australia in the 4th Test by five wickets and clinched the bilateral series.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant walked in to bat in the final session of the match. India needed 145 runs to win in the final session with seven wickets in hand. The two batsmen started putting the bad balls away. The southpaw started dancing down the track against Nathan Lyon. The two set batsmen conjured 61 runs for the fourth wicket partnership before Pujara was struck on his pads right in front of the stumps with the new ball on Pat Cummins’ balling in the 81st over. Mayank Agarwal arrived at the crease after Pujara’s dismissal, without adding much to the total the right-handed batsman was caught by Mathew Wade. Agarwal’s departure brought Washington Sundar to the crease. The all-rounder showed intent and confidence while he came out to bat along with Pant. The two batsmen gathered 53 runs for the sixth wicket partnership which proved vital for the visitors. Nathan Lyon broke the partnership when the off-spinner knocked Sundar’s off-stump in the 96th over. Shardul Thakur came to the crease, after scoring a couple of runs, the number eight batsman was caught by Lyon on Hazlewood’s bowling. Pant hit a boundary to Hazlewood to seal a historic win for the Indian team.
For Australia, Cummins pocketed four wickets, while Lyon got two wickets to his name and Hazlewood grabbed one wicket. In the third session of Day 5, 146 runs were scored in 34 overs.