Australia need to play for win but India with draw retain the trophy. Aussie has to work for big hits to take lead 350 -80 runs to bowl India out within 300.However Brisbane test to end in draw would stretch India better to retain trophy.
The four-match series is currently tied at 1-1 with Australia winning the first match in Adelaide while India registering a win in the second in Melbourne. The third Test in Sydney had ended in a draw.
Draw of Stumps on Day 3 of the 4th Test. Australia 369 & 21/0, lead India 336 by 54 runs still put Australia in better position 2 days to spare. It is made easier after Shardul Thakur was the top scorer with 67 runs while Washington Sundar scored valuable 62 runs. They gave the visitors a fighting chance of securing the draw India need in the fourth Test against Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
For Australia, Josh Hazlewood scalped five wickets. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc picked two wickets each while off-spinner Nathan Lyon, playing his 100th Test, scalped one.
4th Test. 2.5: M Siraj to D Warner (13), 4 runs , 13/0.
4th Test. 2.5: M Siraj to D Warner (13), 4 runs , 13/0. :4th Test. 2.4: M Siraj to D Warner (9), 4 runs , 9/0.:4th Test. 2.3: M Siraj to D Warner (5), 4 runs , 5/0
Marcus Harris and David Warner openers at crease to play second Australia inning at Brisbane ground on the 3rd day last session.
TeamIndia all out for 336. A vital partnership of 123 between @imShard & @Sundarwashi5 narrows the deficit to only 33.
Sundar & Shardul Thakur registered their half-centuries on day three of the ongoing fourth Test against Australia. Both batsmen registered the highest seventh-wicket partnership for India at the Gabba.
4th Test. 111.4: WICKET! M Siraj (13) is out, b Josh Hazlewood, 336 all out.
Moderate deficit of 33 run Middle order tumbled but with one 100 run partnership brought 150runs last five wickets to the valuable contribution and bring docile Indian batting to vibrant.
Two tailenders are Siraj 7, Natrajan 1.
India 330/9 with end 110 over.
T Natarajan left hander last man in to bat.India deficit of 40 runs
India 328/9 in th109 Over.
4th Test. 108.5: WICKET! W Sundar (62) is out, c Cameron Green b Mitchell Starc, 328/9 .
Washington Sunder gallant 62 comes to end by Starc.
Mohammed Sirag to bat next at crease.
4th Test. 107.4: WICKET! N Saini (5) is out, c Steve Smith b Josh Hazlewood, 320/8
Washington Sundar score 6 is now at 60 runs . India score 315/7.
Next man is Navdeep Saini.
4th Test. 102.3: WICKET! S Thakur (67) is out, b Pat Cummins, 309/7
4th Test. 98.5: P Cummins to S Thakur (64), 4 runs , 303/6. A dream debut for @Sundarwashi5 as he brings up his maiden Test FIFTY here at the Gabba.
100 stand between this duo for this brilliant partnership? #AUSvIND
Shardul and Sunder stand 100 runs between.4th Test. 95.1: N Lyon to S Thakur (53), 6 runs , 284/6
A gritty half-century by @imShard here at the Gabba.
4th Test. 95.5: N Lyon to W Sundar (49), 4 runs , 289/6 .
4th Test. 94.3: M Starc to S Thakur (46), 4 runs extras LB, 277/6
At Tea That’s Tea on Day 3 of the 4th Test. Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar with an unbeaten 67-run partnership between them took score to 253/6 at end of 87 over CRR: 2.9 India short of 116 runs.
Sunder 38, Shardul 33, are at crease
4th Test. 86.2: P Cummins to S Thakur (33), 4 runs , 253/6
A brilliant 50-run partnership comes up @Sundarwashi5 & @imShard.
A face saving 50 runs partnership between Sunder and Shardul pulls up respectable total of 240/6 need to stretch to reach 3 ton.
4th Test. 82.2: P Cummins to W Sundar (35), 4 runs , 239/6
4th Test. 81.5: J Hazlewood to S Thakur (23), 4 runs , 235/6
India score at loss 6 wicket 224 runs at end 77 over. Washington Sundar 28 and Shardul Thakur 15.
4th Test. 72.4: M Starc to W Sundar (22), 4 runs , 215/6
4th Test. 70.1: M Starc to W Sundar (12), 4 runs , 205/6
4th Test. 67.1: P Cummins to S Thakur (6), 6 runs , 193/6
4th Test. 66.3: WICKET! R Pant (23) is out, c Cameron Green b Josh Hazlewood, 186/6.
4th Test. 62.1: J Hazlewood to W Sundar (6), 4 runs , 169/5.
4th Test. 60.2: WICKET! M Agarwal (38) is out, c Steve Smith b Josh Hazlewood, 161/5
India at Lunch score is 161/4 at the end of 60 over CRR: 2.68.Mayank 38 and Pant at score of 4 runs. India – 161 for 4 at lunch, trail by 208 runs.
4th Test. 58.3: M Starc to M Agarwal (38), 4 runs , 159/4.
Rishabh Pant walks at pitch to bat.
Australia crushing blow as another set batsman walks! A thick edge off Ajinkya Rahane’s bat flies to Matthew Wade at third slip.Starc found Rahane’s edge twice in the first hour and ended up conceding boundaries. Third time lucky though, the edge finds Wade at gully. OUT for 37
IND 144/4, trails by 225 runs
Ajinkya Rahane lady luck failed and caught Mathew wade at slips on bounce balls of Starc not played straight bat and angled for cut catch third batsman caught out shows batting lack of ground shots missing in the field.
144/3at 54.5 over, CRR: 2.62 Rahane out the 4th Test. 54.6: WICKET! A Rahane (37) is out, c Matthew Wade b Mitchell Starc, 144/4
Australia lose their first review after an unsuccessful caught behind appeal off Mayank India – 127 for 3.
Australia caught behind DRS Negated
India read 127/3 at the end 48 over CRR: 2.64 with Rahane 33runs Mayank 12 run at crease.
India scored 123/3 at end of 46 over CRR: 2.67 Rahane 33 Mayank 8.
Drinks at 43 over India is 118/3 Rahane 31 and Mayank 5. Success to bowlers are Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazelwood one wicket each.
Brisbane wicket is bouncy most of Indian bats to be out will be caught. Team India may not reach 270 once this partnership is broken.
India at score of 110/3 in 41 over. Ajinkya Rahane 28 Mayank yet to score.
Mayank Agarwal next batsman.
Cheteswar Pujara is out 25.
4th Test. 38.5: WICKET! C Pujara (25) is out, c Tim Paine b Josh Hazlewood, 105/3
4th Test. 37.5: N Lyon to A Rahane (23), 4 runs , 105/2.
Cheteshwar Pujara, 25Ajinkya Rahane 19 India 101/2
4th Test. 33.3: M Starc to C Pujara (16), 4 runs , 86/2
The Day 3 of the fourth Border-Gavaskar Test from the Gabba. #TeamIndia #AUSvIND
4th Test. 29.2: M Starc to A Rahane (9), 4 runs , 69/2
4th Test. 31.1: M Starc to A Rahane (13), 4 runs , 73/2.
4th Test. 31.3: M Starc to C Pujara (12), 4 runs , 78/2
4th Test. 32.4: P Cummins to A Rahane (14), 4 runs extras B, 82/2