1st Test, Day 4: As it Happened...
Live updates from day four of the 1st Test match being played between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval.
Adelaide: The fourth day ends with Australia reaching 290/5 at stumps. They have a lead of 363 runs.
Australia take a lead of 363 runs as Day 4 ends. India will have to bat the day out tomorrow in the fifth day. Karn Sharma picked two wickets but had been on the costlier side. The day mostly belonged to Australia with David Warner scoring his second successive ton in the Test match. The home camp will be happy and go in as favourites on the fifth day.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 69 // RUNS 290// WICKETS 5
Shami comes in and concedes a boundary as Haddin gets a bottom edge and the pacer gives away eight runs.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 68 // RUNS 282// WICKETS 5
Karn continues and gives away a boundary off the last ball as Haddin powers a loose ball through point. Nine runs come from the over. Rohit Sharma continues and gives away four runs. Ishant then concedes just two runs as Australia take a lead off 355 runs.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 65 // RUNS 267// WICKETS 5
Steve Smith gets five runs off the first three balls off Rohit Sharma before Marsh decides to clear the fence once more and finds Murali Vijay on the long-on boundary. His 40 came off just 26 deliveries as the crowd applauds his knock. Brad Haddin comes in.
MR Marsh c Vijay b RG Sharma 40 (26 b)
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 64 // RUNS 261// WICKETS 4
Mitchell Marsh and Steven Smith have geared up the tempo. Both hit boundaries off Karn who concedes 10 runs from his over. Aaron then gives away nine runs with Marsh hitting a four through long on. Karn continues and well Marsh clobbers him for 24 runs all over the park. Three sixes, a four and a two sums up a power mode hitting by Marsh. The lead is is now a staggering 334 runs.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 60 // RUNS 213// WICKETS 4
Steven Smith has looked really settled and is continuing with his brilliance in the middle. He has already his a flurry of boundaries. Meanwhile, Karn Sharma picks up the centurion David Warner. The opener tries for a reverse sweep and misses the ball. Mitchell Marsh is the new man in and has hit one to the long one boundary off Rohit. These two can hurt India.
DA Warner b KV Sharma 102
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 54 // RUNS 195 // WICKETS 3
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David Warner brings up his century off a pull towards the mid-wicket boundary. His second successive ton and what a player he has been to watch so far in Adelaide. Five runs come from the over.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 53 // RUNS 190 // WICKETS 3
Warner has moved into the 90's and looks well settled for another ton. Steven Smith has looked well so far and his application has been stupendous. Meanwhile, Warner was dropped by Vijay off Shami before plundering a four off Ishant next. The next three overs produce eight runs between the two Sharma's, Ishant and Rohit.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 45 // RUNS 169 // WICKETS 3
Warner glances one through leg side for a two. Aaron then gets Clarke after a loose shot sees him edge it to keeper Saha. The lead is 242 runs as India need some more wickets to put pressure on Australia.
MJ Clarke c Saha b Aaron 7 (20b)
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 45 // RUNS 162 // WICKETS 2
Shami continues and Warner flicks one through fine leg for three runs. Aaron follows it up with some decent pace and gives away three runs. Shami then gets a maiden which had some irregular line and length balls.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 42 // RUNS 155 // WICKETS 2
Shami has been introduced for the first time in the day and he gets the wicket of Shane Watson straight after tea. Aaron continues and after five straight dots gives away a boundary to Warner who leans forward and punches a shot through cover. Clarke comes in gets into business as he hits a boundary off Shami. Aaron gives another four as Warner hits it beautifully through the gap between mid-off and cover.
SR Watson b Mohammed Shami 33
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 38 // RUNS 139 // WICKETS 1
Australia have dominated the session so far and Kohli's decisions have been a bit surprising so far. Sharma gets a maiden before Aaron concedes 14 runs bowling some bad deliveries in the over. Sharma gets another maiden before Aaron gives away three runs as Auusies head for tea.
AUSTRALIA 2nd innings: OVERS 34 // RUNS 120 // WICKETS 1
What a moment. Aaron bowls Warner out only for it to be a no-ball. It was a big one but was a good delivery as well after rattling the middle stump. Three runs come from Aaron's over. He has looked good in these two overs. The Aussies have gained a vital lead of 195 runs. All day Kohli had gone with spinner Karn Sharma and part time bowlers Murali Vijay and Rohit Sharma. He has also looked very attacking but no success so far.
The Aussies are batting really well and David Warner has looked to continue with his ominous form. Australia are slipping away with the Test match.
Australia are 115/1 (30.0 overs) David Warner: 63 runs, Shane Watson: 26 runs
Australia bowled India out for 444 before lunch on day four of the first test in Adelaide on Friday. Australia will take a 73-run lead into their second innings.
Scores: India 444 all out (V. Kohli 115, C. Pujara 73, A. Rahane 62, M. Vijay 53; N. Lyon 5-134) v Australia 517-7 declared (S. Smith 162 not out, D. Warner 145, M. Clarke 128)
After two days of Aussie domination, Indian team under the leadership of stand-in-skipper Virat Kolhi wrested the initiative on day three in Adelaide.
Kohli helped himself to a stroke-full hundred, even as his team-mates failed to capitalise on the starts.
The match enters it's most important period in the first session of day four. If Indians manage to negotiate the session and score some runs, the deficit will be reduced. But, in case of an early bowled out, Australia will push for a win.
India will resume their first innings on 369/5, with Rohit Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha in the centre.