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.
Resuming at overnight score of 274-5, the pair of Tim Paine and Cameron Green negotiated the first hour and added 36 more runs runs. The visitors clawed their way back into the contest with three quick wickets, as the hosts from 311 for five slumped to 315/8.
Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc attacked the Indian bowlers with a quickfire 39 run stand to take Australia past the 350 run mark. The Aussies were eventually bowled out for 369.
Shardul Thakur along with debutants Washington Sundar and Thangarasu Natarajan claimed 3 wickets each, while Mohammed Siraj claimed a solitary wicket.
India didn’t get off to the greatest of starts, as opener Shubman Gill was caught at slip by Smith off Pat Cummins early.
The pair of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara saw the new ball through and added 49 runs for the second wicket stand. The former looked in fine form in his knock of 44, before the star opener threw his wicket away for the third consecutive time after a good start in this series. The 33 year old was caught by Mitchell Starc off Nathan Lyon.
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane along with Pujara, ensured that the visitors didn’t lose any more wickets.
However rain played spoilsport in the final session due to wet outfield.
Stumps at the end of Day 2- ( Australia 369 all out- Shardul Thakur 3/94, T Natarjan 3/78, Sundar 3/89), India 62/2 Rohit Sharma 44- Cummins 1/22, Lyon 1/10) trail by 307 runs.