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Rain spoils India's historic chase at Gabba, as play gets abandoned due to wet outfield

Rain continued to create its presence felt in the 4th test at Gabba, after India were set a target ...
Rain spoils India's historic chase at Gabba, as play gets abandoned due to wet outfield

Rain continued to create its presence felt in the 4th test at Gabba, after India were set a target of 328 by the hosts. Australia began the third session from 243/7, with Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc on the field. However, India did not take much time to get the first breakthrough of the session as Siraj dismissed Starc (1), bringing Nathan Lyon out on the field. Mohammed Siraj picked his first five-wicket haul to end the hosts' second inning on 294 runs. Siraj picked the final wicket, removing Josh Hazlewood, and took his tally to five. Shardul Thakur picked four wickets while Washington Sundar scalped one wicket. At the end of Day 4, India openers had scored 4 runs for the loss of no wickets.

Resuming day four at 21/0, Marcus Harris and David Warner added 68 runs to the overnight score before Shardul Thakur sent Harris back. Sundar trapped Warner in front of the stumps to reduce Australia to 91/2. Runs kept coming at a rapid pace and the departure of Aussie openers didn't have any impact on the scoring rate.However, Mohammed Siraj struck two wickets in the first over of the new spell, dismissing both Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade. While Labuschagne scored a brisk 25 off 22 balls, Wade departed without troubling the scoreboard. Earlier, India had posted 336 in reply to Australia's first inning score of 369, thus conceding a 33-run lead. The four-match series is currently tied at 1-1 with Australia winning the first Test in Adelaide and India winning the second in Melbourne. The third Test in Sydney had ended in a draw.


 

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