India vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Harris, Warner guide hosts to 20/0 at stumps

India vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Harris, Warner guide hosts to 20/0 at stumps

13:11 (IST)

STUMPS, DAY 3

A day of resilience for India. Half centurions Shardul and Sundar showed great maturity and character. India will be mighty pleased after putting 336 on the board.

Australia just marginally ahead with a lead by 54 runs at the end of day’s play. Both their openers will take guard tomorrow.

We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us early morning tomorrow for Day 4’s coverage. Adios!

13:06 (IST)

Most 5-fors for Australia against India in Tests:

7 : Nathan Lyon
5 : R Benaud 
4 : G McKenzie, Josh Hazlewood* 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

13:06 (IST)
13:04 (IST)

After 6 overs, Australia 21/0 ( Marcus Harris 1 , David Warner 20)

Looks like this will be the final over of the day. Natarajan with the ball, hasn’t really bowled wicket to wicket. He’s mostly stuck to outside off deliveries that have tailed away from the two left hander’s. One run off the over.

13:01 (IST)

After 5 overs,Australia 20/0 ( Marcus Harris 1 , David Warner 19)

A slip and a silly-point in place. Bowling change for India as Washington comes into the attack. Warner waits for the fourth delivery and cuts it for a triple. Three off the over.

12:58 (IST)

After 4 overs,Australia 17/0 ( Marcus Harris 1 , David Warner 16)

Natarajan continues. Clocking 130-135 kph, that’s been his average speed. Catches Warner off guard with a beautiful outswinger that beats Warner’s outside edge. Four runs off the over.

12:56 (IST)

After 3 overs,Australia 13/0 ( Marcus Harris 0 , David Warner 13)

Siraj continues and Warner shows his might with the bat as he collects three consecutive boundaries. A pull shot, a cut, and a drive down the ground fetched him those boundaries. 12 off the over.

12:55 (IST)
four

FOUR! Three in three! Is it really a Test match? This time he cuts it through backward point. A display of some shots in Warner’s armoury.

12:55 (IST)
four

FOUR! Two in two! Just a push drive straight down the ground. Superb timing there. The outfield doing the rest.

12:54 (IST)
four

FOUR! Half-tracker from Siraj and Warner pulls it with disdain. The ball races away towards square leg.

12:47 (IST)

After 2 overs,Australia 1/0 ( Marcus Harris 0 , David Warner 1)

T Natarajan comes into the attack. Gets nice shape off the first two, the ball tailing away from Warner, his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate. Warner would have faced Natarajan in the nets. Risky run for Warner, he was itching to get off the strike. Direct hit and he was gone. Lucky to survive there, Warner. Just one off the over.

Highlights

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India vs Australia 2020-21 Live score and latest update of 4th Test at Brisbane:

A day of resilience for India. Half centurions Shardul and Sundar showed great maturity and character. India will be mighty pleased after managing 336.
Australia just marginally ahead with a lead by 54 runs at the end of day’s play. Both their openers will take guard tomorrow. ‘
We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us early morning tomorrow for Day 4’s coverage. Adios!

Day 2 report: The deciding fourth Test between Australia and India in Brisbane hung in the balance Saturday after a massive thunderstorm caused play to be abandoned following the tea break on the second day.

The Gabba was saturated during the storm, which began during the tea break, and while the ground drained quickly, the umpires decided the outfield was too wet to allow play to continue.

India will resume on Sunday at 62 for two, 307 runs behind Australia's first innings total of 369, with Cheteshwar Pujara on eight alongside skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who was on two.

Australia had earlier claimed the vital wicket of Rohit Sharma 20 minutes before tea to seize the momentum.

Sharma had been in full flow, striking 44 stylish runs from 74 deliveries with six boundaries.

But with the score on 60 for the loss of opener Shubman Gill (7), Sharma threw his wicket away when he charged off-spinner Nathan Lyon, only managing to sky a ball to Mitchell Starc at deep mid-on.

The Australian off-spinner is playing his 100th Test match and is closing in on 400 wickets -- Sharma was his 397th.

"I had a couple of plans for Rohit," Lyon said.

"Obviously he's a world-class player, so I just wanted to make sure I was bowling my best ball, and not try to worry too much about what the batters are doing."

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

He said the wicket was different from a normal Gabba strip.

"It is a lot drier than it usually is," Lyon said.

"It was probably more like a day three wicket (on day one) and there's a nice crack outside the off-stump.

"I'm trying to aim at that and hopefully bring in both edges and see how we go."

Pat Cummins had made the early breakthrough for the hosts when Shubman Gill got a thick edge and Steve Smith took a sharp catch at second slip.

'A lot of character'

After resuming at 274 for five on Saturday morning, Australia lost five wickets in the first session including the overnight batsmen Tim Paine and Cameron Green.

Paine and Green had started aggressively on a flat batting wicket and looked to push the score beyond 400.

But shortly after reaching his half-century, Paine chased a wide ball from Shardul Thakur (3-94) and edged to Sharma at third slip to leave Australia 311 for six.

Green survived a sharp chance on 45 off Washington Sundar but two runs later, the off-spinner got his revenge when he bowled the Australian number six for 47.

Thakur, playing only his second Test, took his third wicket when he trapped Cummins leg-before for two to leave the hosts struggling at 315 for seven.

However, Lyon and Starc went on the attack and the score raced to 354 before Sundar bowled Lyon around his legs after his quickfire 24 off 22 deliveries.

When T. Natarajan bowled Josh Hazlewood to end the innings, the inexperienced Indian attack had completed an impressive comeback on a hot and humid Brisbane morning.

The Indian attack features two players making their debut -- Natarajan (3-78) and Sundar (3-89) -- while their most experienced bowler, Mohammad Siraj, is playing just his third Test following a raft of injures to their first-choice bowlers.

"I think it was a great effort from both the newcomers," Sharma said.

"Obviously playing against Australia in Australia is never going to be that easy.

"They (the bowlers) showed a lot of character. They were right in the game and understood what is the team expecting from them to do."

To compound India's problems, Navdeep Saini was only able to bowl 7.5 overs on the first day before he broke down with a groin injury.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: January 17, 2021 13:19:56 IST

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