Australia vs India 4th Test Day 4 Match Report: Aussies were 21 for 0 at the end of Day 3. Marcus Harris and David Warner put up an 89 runs stand for the opening partnership. However, they couldn’t put up a big total on the board because they were looking to win the match to get the trophy. But, India fought back and restricted Australia to 294.
They already had a lead of 34 runs, which takes them to the score of 328. Steven Smith was their top-scoring batsman with 55. Chris Green, Tim Paine, and Pat Cummins added the thirties and twenties. Mohammed Siraj shines with the ball because he picked a five-wicket haul in the second inning. Shardul Thakur contributes with the ball too by taking a four-wicket haul. In contrast, Washington Sundar took one wicket as well.
So, India needs 328 runs to win this game. If they win this game, they will beat the ODI series and retain the trophy. However, if the match results in Draw, India will also retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy because India won the trophy last time they visited Australia. So, Australia has the only option to get the trophy, and that is by beating the Indian cricket team. For that, they need to take ten wickets. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were unbeaten on 4 and 0. India finishes of Day 4 by scoring four runs in 1.5 overs.
They will continue from here and look to win the match to win the series 2-1. If Australia picks a few early wickets, then India must look to draw this game to retain the trophy. And that will be a significant achievement as India is without Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, etc.
The rain is also expected at the Gabba stadium, and the higher possibility is of Draw. India was able to pick twenty wickets of Australians. You might be surprised to know that it has happened only thrice in 32 years in the gabba test. The Indian cricket team was the third one to do so.