India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score: Siraj gets 2 wickets in 1 over, Saini bowls through pain

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 4th Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Updates: Australia finished day three on 21 for no loss.

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 4th Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score Updates: Australia are extending their lead over India on Day 4 of the 4th Test at the Gabba on Monday.

Debutant Washington Sundar and number eight batsman Shardul Thakur conjured a defiant rearguard action on Sunday to drag India back into the contest in the deciding fourth test against Australia being played in Brisbane. Drafted into the playing XI because of injuries to India’s frontline bowlers, the duo smashed maiden test fifties to deny Australia a substantial first-innings lead. Having finally bowled India out for 336, Australia finished day three on 21 for no loss, an overall lead of 54 runs in the final match of a see-saw series which remains level at 1-1.

4th Test, The Gabba, Brisbane, 14 Jan, 2021

IND 336 / 10 (111.4)

AUS 369 / 10 (115.2)

AUS 144 / 4 (39.4)


Live: AUS lead by 177 runs

India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 4 LIVE:

Is India doing the right thing by bowling Saini here? The fast bowler has dropped his pace to the late 120s and early 130s. Smith slashes at one delivery for him which goes for four. Not the runs, but the risk involved in bowling a less-than-fit Saini at this stage is the questionable decision by India.

Meanwhile, the other big news from Brisbane is that the Sun is out in full force. The double wicket salvo from Siraj has made the Australians go into a bit of a shell. Another wicket now would put India firmly in the driving seat. So, we saw very circumspect batting from Green, even as Saini is only slowly building up pace.

AUS 131/4, lead by 164

Cameron Green and Steve Smith are the batsmen in th middle for Australia. For India, the big news is that Navdeep Saini is bowling again. The pacer, struggling with a groin strain, bowls his first over with the last passage of play remaining in the morning session.

One wicket brought more though. David Warner was caught lbw by Washington Sundar soon after. Steven Smith came in and batted with Labuschagne for a while, till India struck twice in one over. 

The first wicket was a long time coming on Day 4, Warner and Harris added 89 for the first wicket, but there have been more wickets since then. At the end of the first hour, Australia had a sizeable lead of 122 runs, having lost just the 1 wicket.

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

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan

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