4th Test

4th Test: Indian on 62-2, day called off due to wet outfield | Advantage

4th Test :

The second day of the 4th test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy was played today and the host resumed their innings from their previous night’s score 274-5. The last night batters Cameron Green and Tim Paine showed the positive intent from the very first over and giving the Indian bowlers absolutely no chance in the first half-hour of the day. Australian captain completed his half-century in the process but he was sent back just afterward before he could even think about making it a big one. The Cameron Green was done and dusted by the absolute peach from the off-spinner Washington Sunder he fell short of 3 runs of his half-century.

(4th Test) After the Departure of Green, Cummins wasn’t able to show any kind of resistance to the Indian bowlers and able to score only 3 runs. Australia went from 311-5 to 315-8 in no time and they were all set to be all out before 350. But Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc show the good hand and made the partnership of 39 runs until Washington Sunders gets better of Lyon. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood got slight success in keeping Indian bowlers at bay for the final wicket but Natarajan was able to find the timber of Hazelwood.

(4th Test) Now it was the time for the Indian batters to show some kind of resilience to the Aussies attack but the Indian opener Shubhman Gill failed to continue his good form in this match and got after making 7 runs. Once the Gill was gone Pujara and Sharma started to toil the Aussies attack and both of them made the partnership of 49 runs India’s score was 60 runs at that time and 44 of them were scored by Rohit Sharma.

(4th Test) But as Rohit Sharma was looking to settle for a big inning he tried to loft the ball against Nathan Lyon and end up giving the simple catch to Mitchell Starc. India’s score was 60 runs and after his wicket captain, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara made sure that India does not lose any more wickets until tea.

But once the tea was taken the play never got resumed for the day, first it was delayed due to rain, and once the rain stopped it enough damage to the outfield that it was not good enough to make the rest of the play possible. The overs lost in this process will be compensated by starting the play Half-hour early for the next three days.

 

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