Mohammed Siraj claimed his maiden five wicket haul, as the hosts posted 294 runs in their second innings, giving the visitors a target of 328 at the end of Day 4 of the fourth test at Gabba on Monday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Fourth Test Day 4 Brisbane Match Report 2021”
Debutant Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur scored respective half centuries, as India clawed their way back into the contest from a tight situation at the end of Day 3 of the fourth Test against Australia at The Gabba on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Fourth Test Day 3 Brisbane Match Report 2021”
Rain interrupted the final session of play with India at 62/2 in response to Australia’s score of 369 at the end of the second day` of the fourth Test at Gabba on Saturday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Fourth Test Day 2 Brisbane Match Report 2021”
Marnus Labuschagne registered his fifth test century, as Australia ended Day 1 of the fourth test at the Gabba on 274/5 against India on Friday.
Hanuma Vihari and Ravi Ashwin batted for over 40 overs, as India managed an unlikely looking draw against Australia in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday.
Resuming at 98/2, India lost skipper Ajinkya Rahane in the just the second over to Nathan Lyon.
Rishabh Pant who came in ahead of Hanuma Vihari was dropped twice by skipper Tim Paine early on in his innings. The dashing wicket keeper batsman capitalized on the opportunity and smashed the Australian bowlers all over the park.
Pant along with Cheteshwar Pujara added 148 runs for the fourth wicket, before the former was caught by Pat Cummins for an entertaining 97. His knock came off just 112 balls with 12 fours and 3 sixes.
Josh Hazlewood provided the vital breakthrough for the home side by claiming the prize scalp of Pujara bowled for a solid 77, leaving the visitors in a spot of bother at 272/5.
Vihari and Ashwin batted for more than three hours, despite the former suffering a hamstring injury.
The duo faced 259 balls in their unbeaten 62 run stand which is most by an Indian sixth wicket pair Down Under.
The Andhra batsman remained unbeaten after scoring 23 runs off 161 balls while, veteran spinner Ashwin was not out on 39 off 128 deliveries, as India managed an epic draw.
Hazlewood and Lyon claimed 2 wickets each, while Cummins claimed a solitary wicket.
Steven Smith was declared the Player of the Match.
India 334/5 (Rishabh Pant 97, Cheteshwar Pujara 77- Josh Hazlewood 2/39, Nathan Lyon 2/114) and 244 all out drew against Australia 338 all out and 312/6 d (Cameron Green 84, Steve Smith 81; Navdeep Saini 2/54, Ravi Ashwin 2/95)
The fourth and the final test will be played at Brisbane on January 15.
Australia dominated yet another day of the test cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground leaving India a whopping 309 runs to chase on the final day on Saturday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Third Test Day 4 Sydney Match Report 2021”