Australia Vs India LIVE SCORE (test)

Australia Vs India At Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane, 15 January, 2021

15 January, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

369/10 (115.2 ov)

294/10 (75.5 ov)

4th Test

336/10 (111.4 ov)

329/7 (97.0 ov)

India beat Australia by 3 wickets

Australia India
369/10 (115.2 ov) - R/R 3.2 336/10 (111.4 ov) - R/R 3.01
294/10 (75.5 ov) - R/R 3.88 329/7 (97.0 ov) - R/R 3.39

Match Ended

India beat Australia by 3 wickets

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Rishabh Pant (W) not out 89 138 9 1
Navdeep Saini not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Josh Hazlewood 22 5 74 1
Current Partnership Last Wicket 325/7 (96.4)

4 (4) R/R: 12

Shardul Thakur 2(3) S.R (66.66)

c Nathan Lyon b Josh Hazlewood
India vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Hosts finish day at 274/5

India vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Hosts finish day at 274/5

13:11 (IST)

Stumps Day 1 (274/5 after 87 overs)

And that’ll be the end of a long but enthralling Day of Test cricket. At a point, it seemed as if India could bundle out the Aussies for less than 300 but once again, Aussies forged a partnership. Green (28) and Paine (38) did well to capitalise on the inexperience of India’s bowling attack and forge a 61-run stand for the sixth wicket. Expect the visitors to wrap up the Aussies in the first session of play as they take the field fresh.

Even stevens at the moment, slight advantage with Australia at end of Day 1 of Brisbane Test. That's it from us today but do join for the live coverage of Day 2 tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Adios! 

13:04 (IST)

After 87 overs,Australia 274/5 ( Cameron Green 28 , Tim Paine (C) (W) 38)

Siraj to bowl the final over of the day. Mix up between the batters off the second but thankfully, no damage is done, a comfortable double there. The third delivery is a nip backer, Green happy to leave it. A wild bouncer off the last. Australia finish Day 1 at 274/5.

12:59 (IST)

After 86 overs,Australia 271/5 ( Cameron Green 25 , Tim Paine (C) (W) 38)

Natarajan into his 20th over. Paine crunches the ball through the covers off the second while Green collects two boundaries in the over. The left arm seamer bowled short and wide on both occasions. 12 runs off the over.

12:57 (IST)
four

FOUR! Short and wide, asking to be punished. That’s a gift really. Paine cuts it through point for a boundary.

12:56 (IST)
four

FOUR! Green leans into the cover drive and times it to perfection. Top stroke by the young lad.

12:53 (IST)

After 85 overs,Australia 259/5 ( Cameron Green 20 , Tim Paine (C) (W) 31)

Siraj continues from one end. Ideally, India would have loved to bundle out the Aussie today. That, however, seems unlikely now. Still, a couple of wickets will be good. Maiden over from Siraj as Green either leaves or defends.  

12:50 (IST)

After 84 overs,Australia 259/5 ( Cameron Green 20 , Tim Paine (C) (W) 31)

Natarajan continues. And he will relish bowling with the new, hard ball. The extra bounce he has extracted has led to the dismissal of two Aussie batters. Paine pulls the second for a boundary before getting beaten off the next. The ball nearly took his outside edge there. Another four in the over, off the fourth, but this time Paine puts in the hard yards and runs them. Eight runs off the over.

12:46 (IST)
four

FOUR! Short from Natarajan and Paine pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. 

12:43 (IST)

After 83 overs,Australia 251/5 ( Cameron Green 20 , Tim Paine (C) (W) 23)

Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack. Starts off with two dots followed by an absolute peach off the third, the ball nearly taking the outside edge of Green’s bat. The all-rounder played for the inswing there but it held its line. Maiden over from Siraj.

12:39 (IST)

After 82 overs, Australia 251/5 ( Cameron Green 20 , Tim Paine (C) (W) 23)

India have opted for the new ball. Seems like a wise decision. T Natarajan takes the ball and tries to bring the ball into Green. The all-rounder tucks the ball towards mid on for a single off the last, the only run in the over.  

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Siraj to bowl the final over of the day. Mix up between the batters off the second but thankfully, no damage is done, a comfortable double there. The third delivery is a nip backer, Green happy to leave it. A wild bouncer off the last. Australia finish Day 1 at 274/5.
Preview: After denting the ego of mighty Australians with their bruised and battered bodies in a Sydney epic, Ajinkya Rahane's wounded India will take no prisoners in a 'winners take all' fourth Test, starting Friday on the liveliest of tracks in the series.

Australia need a win to regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy but a draw will be enough for India to retain it for another couple of years.

There are times when the human body responds differently to the adrenaline rush and the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari have given their million fans a reason to believe in their gumption that was on display in Sydney.

Jasprit Bumrah played with an abdominal strain and didn't want to come back from the field even though the experience was painful and Ravindra Jadeja with a broken thumb was ready to do what Malcolm Marshall did with a fractured wrist three decades back.

They battled against everybody - the racist ones in the galleries, the abusive one behind the stumps and those lethal ones with the shiny red nut that broke a few bones but could not shake the steely resolve of the Indians.

The new India that Virat Kohli so raved about is now ready to battle a whole new set of adversities at a venue where Australia hasn't lost a Test since 1988.

There won't be a Jadeja and Bumrah and on one of the most difficult tracks, it couldn't have gotten worse for India. And the insult to injury is Mayank Agarwal being hit on the forearm in the nets and Ashwin battling back spasms.

File image of India stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and Australian skipper Tim Paine. AP

File image of India stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and Australian skipper Tim Paine. AP

"We will take a call tomorrow. The medical team is working with all the injured players. If Bumrah is fit, he plays, if he is not fit, he doesn't play," batting coach Vikram Rathour said at the pre-match conference.

For Tim Paine, the series-decider couldn't have been played at a better venue than the bouncy Woolloongabba or Gabba for fans around the world.

"From a distance it looks like it always does," you could gauge the confidence in Paine's voice even as he gave the news of young Will Pucovski's shoulder injury ruling him out of playing eleven.

"We love playing here, and one of the main reasons is because of that wicket. This is a good place to come and play, because I don't have to go and look at it, I know what is going to be like," he said and it was like a warning to the Indian team that looks more like a second-string A team save three senior batsmen.

But Ajinkya Rahane will still smile, Cheteshwar Pujara will be uncomplaining and trust Rohit Sharma to still go for the pull shot if Pat Cummins digs one short.

There will be no Vihari in Sydney but he has set a different bench-mark for the 'walking wounded' and expect Rishabh Pant to play another blinder in the only way he can.

The combination has all gone for a toss and Rahane would only understand that discretion is the better part of valour.

India might just want to use the option of playing only four bowlers instead of a regular five in order to take the game deep with their batting.

If Agarwal is available, expect him to go in at number three after Rohit and Shubman Gill with Pujara and Rahane coming a notch down.

There is an option of playing Prithvi Shaw or Wriddhiman Saha in place of Ravindra Jadeja but off-spin all-rounder Washington Sundar's name is also doing the rounds.

It's the bowling attack that India will be worried about. Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj with just three Tests in their kitty and Shardul Thakur, who bowled all of 10 balls in his debut Test two years back, do not exactly inspire confidence.

While Rathour kept cards close to his chest, it's more about trying to deny opposition psychological advantage by playing the guessing game on Bumrah when the world knows that his participation is highly unlikely.

That too against a batting line-up where three of the top four batsmen respond to the name of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith.

The second and third batsmen have shown what they can do with the Indian attack and Warner is not known to fail in too many innings.

It's a very difficult task at hand and whatever the result, this Indian team under Rahane has covered itself in glory with bare minimum resources.

"The toughness that you see has come after years of preparations. From coaching staff perspective, we keep telling them that, you can't let doubts creeping after one bad innings (36 all out in Adelaide)," Rathour said.

In end, "No Guts, No Glory, No Stress, No Story".

There is a story to be told and Indians are scripting it.

Here's all you need to know about the fourth Test at Brisbane:

When is Australia vs India 4th Test?

Australia vs India 4th Test will begin on Friday, 15 January 2021.

Where will Australia vs India 4th Test be played?

Australia vs India 4th Test will be played at the The Gabba, Brisbane.

What time does Australia vs India 4th Test begin?

Australia vs India 4th Test will begin at 5.30 AM IST. The toss will take place at 5 AM IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the Australia vs India 4th Test?

Australia vs India 4th Test will be telecast on the Sony Pictures Sports Network. The match will also be live-streamed on SonyLIV. You can also catch the live updates on firstpost.com.

Australia XI: Tim Paine (captain), David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.

India squad: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: January 15, 2021 13:12:26 IST

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