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, tea, second innings, Australia 154/ 3, Overs 54, Marnus Labuschagne (73*), Steve Smith (36), Mohammed Siraj (1/25). The second session of the day belonged to the Aussies as they scored 89 runs in 27 overs at the loss of one wicket.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne started the proceedings with the bat for the hosts in the second innings. Washington Sundar broke the threatening partnership as the debutant took Smith’s wicket in the 35th over. Smith’s departure brought Mathew Wade to the crease, the southpaw looked comfortable against the Indian bowlers. The two batsmen started scoring runs effortlessly and arrived at a dominant position by the end of the second session. Wade and Labuschagne conjured a partnership of 67 runs for the fourth wicket.
The Aussies conclude the second session on a higher note as Wade and Labuschagne stayed unbeaten at the crease. The hosts will be expecting a big partnership from the two set batsmen. In the second session, 89 runs were scored in 27 overs at the run rate of 3.30 runs per over.