The third day of the fourth Test in Brisbane between India and Australia continues. Team India has lost 5 wickets. In the very first over after lunch, Josh Hazlewood had Mayank Agarwal caught by Steve Smith. He scored 38 runs. Rishabh Pant and Washington are at the crease.
1-1 wickets to Stark and Hazlewood
The Australian team was all out for 369 in the first innings. In this sense, the Indian team is still 200+ runs behind. Mitchell Starc catches captain Ajinkya Rahane at the hands of Matthew Wade. He scored 37 runs. Rahane and Mayank partnered 39 runs off 97 balls for the fourth wicket. Earlier Josh Hazlewood gave India the first blow of the third day.
He got Cheteshwar Pujara (25 runs) caught by Tim Paine. Pujara and Rahane shared a 45-run partnership for 114 balls for the third wicket. Pujara and Rahane have shared an average of 25.22 runs in 18 innings outside Asia.
Pujara-Rahane’s record out of Asia is bad
Outside Asia, both of them have partnered 50+ runs only once. He partnered 87 runs in Adelaide in 2018/19. In 15 innings in Asia, the average partnership between the two was 65.42. It also includes 4 century partnerships.
Rahane-Pujara scored at an average of 25.22 Rahane-Pujara scored at an average of 65.42
Team India did not start well
The second day of the Brisbane Test was washed out due to rain. The game could not take place after T-time on the second day. India had scored 62 runs for 2 wickets on the second day. The Indian team did not have a good start. The team lost the first wicket for 11 runs.
Opener Shubman Gill returned to the pavilion after scoring 7 runs. He was caught by fast bowler Pat Cummins at slip slip by Steve Smith. Team India got the second blow on 60 runs. Rohit Sharma was dismissed by 44 runs. He was caught by Mitchell Starc off the ball of spinner Nathan Lyon. This is Leon’s 100th Test match.
Natarajan and Washington 3-3 wickets in debut test
For Australia, Marnus Labuschen scored the highest 108 runs off 204 balls. This marked the 5th century of his Test career. Apart from him, captain Tim Paine scored 50, Cameron Green 47 and Matthew Wade scored 45 runs. At the same time, fast bowler T Natarajan and spinner Washington Sundar took 3-3 wickets playing in the debut match. Pacer Shardul Thakur also got 3 wickets.
India got 3 successes in 3 consecutive overs
On the second day, Australia started playing ahead by 274 runs for 5 wickets. Tim Paine and Cameron Green gave a quick start and a 98-run partnership for the sixth wicket between the two. Australia’s score was 5 wickets for 311 runs, but the team lost 5 wickets in the last 58 runs and was reduced to 369 runs.
Captain Tim Penn FIFTY OUT Captain Tim Paine (50) bowled out
of the 9th FIFTY of Test career. Rohit Sharma caught by Shardul Thakur’s ball. Cameron Green returned to the pavilion after scoring 47 runs. Washington Sundar, playing a debut match, gave Green a clean bold. Pat Cummins was dismissed as the 8th wicket. Shardul LBW him.
First day’s equalizer test in Brisbane: Labushen hit a century; Natarajan took 2 wickets and Washington took one wicket
Warner already out in the over
Australia started off batting first after winning the toss on the first day. In the very first over of the match, Mohammad Siraj gave the first blow. Opener David Warner scored one run and was caught out at slip by Rohit Sharma. The second blow was given by Shardul Thakur in his first and 9th over of the match. He got opener Marcus Harris (5) caught out by Washington Sundar. Australia had lost 2 wickets for 17 runs.
After that Steve Smith took over the innings with a 70-run partnership for the third wicket with Labushen. However, debutant Washington broke the pair taking the first wicket of his career. He got Smith caught out by Rohit Sharma for 36 runs.