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Australia vs India

Live Summary, 4th Test, Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2020/21, January 15, 2021
IND 329/7 (97) , 336/10 (111.4)
India beat Australia by 3 wickets
AUS 294/10 (75.5) , 369/10 (115.2)
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CRR: 3.2
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96.6 : Phew! Well, that's all from this long tour. The Indian team will return home now and host England for a long tour. 4 Tests, 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs. The Test series is set to begin on the 5th of February 2021. Australia, on the other hand, will travel to New Zealand for a 5-match T20I series which starts from 22nd February 2021. Join us for all those games. For now, we bid you goodbye! Cheers and take care! 
Time for the victorious Indian skipper to have a word. Rahane says that the win means a lot to them. Is proud that the boys were brilliant after the Adelaide debacle. Tells they knew Australia at home is a very dangerous team. He mentions that the way Pujara batted and handled the pressure was superb. In the end, Rishabh and Sundar did brilliant work. Mentions that they went with 5 bowlers and Sundar gave them the balance. Tell that Siraj and Saini did good work to handle the pressure. He also s
That's quite a summary of the series! Let' talk about the entire tour too. Australia won the T20I series. India returned the favor by pocketing the ODI leg and now the Test series has been pocketed by the Indians.
And then came this game! Key players like Ashwin, Bumrah, Jadeja and Vihari were out of this game. There were bio-bubble saga. The crowd issues in Sydney as well but Rahane's men took them all on the chin. The bowling attack looked inexperienced but boy what a performance from them throughout this game. They punched above their weight and kept themselves in the game. And then the hero with the bat, Rishabh Pant turned things around like a rockstar for the Indians.
That didn't happen though. Ajinkya Rahane led the unit in absence of Kohli and what followed was some unimaginable performances from the Indian team. Rahane led the team to a victory in the 2nd Test at the MCG! Then came SCG! And then came the fighting spirit of the Indian team. Injured players battled the entire day for them and made sure the 2nd Test was drawn. A number of heroes emerged for the visitors in that game. Heroes who didn't play the final Test because of the injuries.
Let's rewind the Test series! Virat Kohli-led Indian side got crushed at Adelaide in the first Test. Yes, crushed! 36 all out. And once that happened, everyone predicted that it is going to be a whitewash, with Virat Kohli gone home to be with his pregnant wife. India also missed the services of Shami for the remainder of the series.
Tim Paine, the Aussie skipper to talk now. He says that they were here to win the game and the series but they have been outplayed by the better side. Says India fully deserve the series win. Tells that they need to look back at a few things. Says that they wanted to set the total over 300 and push for the series win. Feels India turned up for the day, wore balls on the helmet, on the fingers and put their body on the line. Tells that their bowlers tried everything they had with them but they we
PAT CUMMINS WINS THE PLAYER OF THE AWARD! Tells that it was a good hard day of Test cricket. Praises Pant and the Indian batters and tells that they deserved to win. Says that he wanted the cracks to show a few more tricks than it did. Feels that they had the chance of winning the game in Sydney and here on the 5th day but they couldn't do so. Says that they didn't take enough wickets to win the match.
RISHABH PANT IS NAMED PLAYER OF THE MATCH FOR HIS SUPERB KNOCK! He starts by saying that this is one of the biggest days of his life. He credits the entire support staff. Tells that it has been a dream series for them. Adds that he has been practicing hard and it paid off here. Says that the management has always backed him and they keep telling him that he is a match-winner. Tells he always wanted to win the game for the team. On him playing patiently, Pant mentions that it was the 5th day's wi
Australia extended their lead with the openers giving a strong start. India, as they have been throughout the series, made another comeback with quick strikes. Smith's half-century and contributions from the lower order saw Australia give India 328. Siraj and Shardul put on an inspiring bowling performance with the former picking up his maiden Test fifer. The final session of Day 4 was cut short due to rain as just 11 overs were bowled in the 2nd Indian innings. You already know what happened on
Rohit Sharma was looking in a good nick before throwing his wicket away towards the end of Day 2. Day 3 saw India get pushed further back as they lost the 6th wicket for 156. Then came the stand that has defined the Indian contingent this tour. Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj put on a brave fight and went onto make their debut half ton in the process of their 123-run stand. And they reduced the lead quite spectacularly. Josh Hazlewood was the main man for Australia who got a fifer. Playing
Earlier in the game, Australia won the toss and opted to bat on a friendly batting wicket. The Aussies posted 369 in the first innings with Labuschagne hitting a ton and skipper Paine getting to a half-century. At one point, the Aussies were in a position to post an even bigger total but that didn't happen. The inexperienced bowling unit of India did well to bounce back on Day 2. Debutant Sundar and Shardul got 3 wickets apiece. 
What about Australia? Well, they threw everything they had with them to the Indians. Cummins gave it his all. Lyon, the man playing his 100th Test did everything he could do but things just didn't fall in place for them. They were made to toil hard in the field and eventually, they failed to get past the inspired Indian batters.
But Pant is Pant! He is a dasher, they say. But boy, in this innings, he showed why India should back him. If not as a keeper-batsman, then purely as a batsman. What a sensational knock. He controlled his emotions early on when Lyon tossed the ball outside off. He backed himself to go for the big shots as and when needed and turned things around superbly for India. What a champion knock from this champion player. He got lucky too but remember, luck favors the brave.
Right! Let's talk about Day 5, the historic day! India needed 324 to win. Australia needed 10 wickets. The notion was that India might not want to go for the win as a draw will mean they keep the trophy. And they lost Rohit early. Gill and Pujara combined for a brilliant partnership.Right! Let's talk about Day 5, the historic day! India needed 324 to win. Australia needed 10 wickets. The notion was that India might not want to go for the win as a draw will mean they keep the trophy. And they los
Phew! What a game! What a turnaround! The Indian team and the big contingent is thanking the fans who came in numbers to support the Indians, away from home. Shubhman Gill with the tri-colour in his flag. The young brigade of the team. It is the same team that was crushed for 36 in the first Test and then this. Walking with pride, all around the ground. Sensational! It is back-to-back series victory for India in Australia.
GRIT! COURAGE! CONFIDENCE! PATIENCE! FIGHT! You show all this and you win! And India have done that. They have breached the Aussie fortress at the Gabba! The Indians from the pavilion race to the middle and it is celebration time in the Indian camp. Pant is getting tightest of hugs from the Indian support staff. What a moment! What a performance. Take a bow, India!
Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Here's the winning runs! Here's the history! Here's Rishabh Pant! Josh wants to bowl it wide outside off. He ends up dishing a low full toss. Pant drills it through mid off. The fielder in the ring cannot stop and the ball races away to the fence. Take a bow, Rishabh Pant! What a game! INDIA WIN BY 3 WICKETS AND TAKE THE SERIES 2-1.
96.4 : Who comes out now with 3 required? Navdeep Saini is the new man in but he won't be on strike as the batsmen crossed ends.
96.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Full and down the leg side. Pant looks to hammer it down the leg side but misses to connect. Was way down the leg side.
96.4w : Josh Hazlewood to Shardul Thakur, OUT! CAUGHT! Shardul departs now! This match and this series is just keeps throwing surprises. A fuller ball on the pads, Shardul looks to flick but ends up getting a top edge. The ball ballloons towards mid-wicket. Lyon settles under it and takes the catch. Good thing for India is that Pant is still there and they have crossed as well.
96.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shardul Thakur, They take two! Splendid running. A length ball around middle, Shardul clips it through square leg. They go for the second and make it in the end. Excellent running.
96.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, In the air... safe! WOW! Pant survives a scare! Rahane in the stand cannot believe it. A fuller ball outisde off, Pant looks to go big and finish the game. He miscuies it. The ball goes high in the air towards point. Wade cannot get under it. Pant takes one. India just a hit away. 5 is what they need.
96.14 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! SHOT! Pant wants to end this quickly. A short ball around off, Pant wanted to duck first and then manages to pull it. It is wide of the man at fine leg. And it races to the fence. Pant is on the ground as he loses his balance. What a shot.
95.6 : Nathan Lyon to Shardul Thakur, Flat and just outside off, Shardul keeps it out off his back foot. Successful over for Lyon but India need just 10 more.
95.5 : Shardul Thakur comes out to bat now. Just 10 required for them to create history.
Nathan Lyon to Washington Sundar, OUT! TIMBER! Lyon removes Sundar. Twist in the tail? Poor shot attempted from Sundar. He cannot believe it. A tossed up ball outside off, Sundar looks to reverse sweep but ends up dragging the ball onto his stumps. Lyon has 399 wickets now. Sundar has done his job though. He would've loved to stay till the end but that's not to be. A fine, little cameo nonetheless.
95.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and outside off, Pant sweeps it through mid-wicket and takes three. Just 10 needed now.
95.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flatter and outside off, Pant looks to cut but misses.
95.2 : Nathan Lyon to Washington Sundar, Short and wide outside off, Sundar slashes it to deep cover for one.
95.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and outside off, Pant drill the drive through point for a single.
94.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Washington Sundar, Beaten! Lovely ball. Pitches this just outside off and makes it to come back in. Sundar looks to defend but is beaten.
94.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Washington Sundar, Good length and around off, pushed to mid off.
94.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Washington Sundar, FOUR LEG BYES! More runs! More runs for India. Luck going their way now. The shoulders are down now, as far as the Aussies are concered. A length ball around off and middle, Sundar looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pad. The ball then goes over the gully region and into the fence at third man.
94.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Smart again! Pant is keeping his cool here. Sensible from the southpaw. A length ball around off, Pant tucks it through square leg. Takes the first one hard and wants the second but decides against it in the end. Just 19 needed now.
94.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Length ball around off, Pant tucks it towards square leg and scampers back for the second. Brilliant running between the wickets. Pant had to dive to make his crease. Direct hit would've been close.
93.6 : Here's Josh Hazlewood. Can he do some magic? Is India on the cusp of creating a history of winning back-to-back series down under?
94.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Two now! Smart from India. A length ball around off, Pant tucks it towards the off side and goes for a single. The fielder there has a shy with an underarm throw. He misses. They take one extra as overthrow.
93.6 : Nathan Lyon to Washington Sundar, Two more! Full and wide outside off, Sundar nails the drive wide of the man at deep cover for a brace. 15 from the over. 24 more needed for India. 6 overs left for them to do the job. Australia need 5.
93.5 : Nathan Lyon to Washington Sundar, FOUR BYES! What happened there? India won't care. Lyon tosses it up and outside off, it pitches and then turns in sharply. Sundar lets it be. Paine has no chance of gathering that. No chance at all. To make the matter worse, it races to the fence.
93.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Full and wide, Pant reaches out and drives it towards deep point for a single.
93.34 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! TAKE THAT! Pant is turning it on here. Consecutive boundaries. A tossed up ball around off and middle, Pant goes for the slog sweep and nails it to the deep mid-wicket fence. This is just amazing batting.
93.24 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! WOW! Time for some T20 cricket. A tossed up ball around off and middle, Pant moves inside the crease and paddles it through short fine leg. Finds the boundary.
93.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Darted outside off, left alone.
92.64 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, EDGY FOUR! India won't mind. A length ball outside off, Sundar looks to slam it over the off side but the ball takes the outside edge and flies to the thrid man fence. 39 more needed.
92.56 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, SIX! WOW! Sundar, what a shot! What a shot! A short ball around middle and leg, Sundar swivels and nails the pull over fine leg for a biggie. That is a stunning shot against world's number 1 bowler. There was a man there for the catch but boy Sundar connected it superbly.
92.4 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Shortish and around off, punched towards point.
92.3 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Uppish but safe! Full and outside off, Sundar drives it uppishly. It falls well short of the man at mid off.
92.2 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Fuller and around off, clipped through square leg for a single. Wanted the second but they decide against it.
92.1 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, A sharp bumper on middle. Pant sits under it.
91.6 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Shortish and just outside off, Pant cuts it to deep point for a single. India need 50. Australia need 5. 48 balls left.
91.5 : Nathan Lyon to Washington Sundar, Shortish and just outside off, stroked to deep point for a single.
91.4 : Nathan Lyon to Washington Full and on middle, played back to the bowler.
91.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and outside off, drilled down to deep cover for one.
91.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, And again! This is superb from Lyon. Tosses it up and just outside off, this one pitches and breaks away as Pant looks to defend. Top ball.
91.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Play and a miss! Tossed up and outside off, Pant looks to slam it over long off but misses.
90.6 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Sharp bouncer on middle, Sundar sways away from the line of the ball.
90.5 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Short and on middle, Sundar looks to fend it away to the leg side but ends up getting a soft leading edge to the off side.
90.4 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Full and around off, Sundar drives it hard but finds mid off.
90.3 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Good length and around off, Sundar is solid behind the line to block.
90.2 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Short and on middle, turned on the leg side.
90.1 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Short and wide, Sundar slashes it towards point. It was going to the fence but Lyon at point dives full length to his right to stop the ball. Saves a boundary.
89.6 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Short and wide, Pant cuts but finds backward point. Just 2 from this over.
89.5 : Nathan Lyon to Washington Sundar, Short and wide, Sundar cuts it to deep cover for one.
89.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and outside off, Pant goes for the big shot. He ends up slicing it towards deep cover. Green there probably fails to spot it and is late to react. A single.
89.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Short and around off, punched towards the cover region.
89.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tries to go for the slog sweep as Lyon tosses it outside off. Misses. Paine fails to gather but Smith does well behind in the slip to stop the ball.
89.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Looped up outside off, Pane lets it be.
88.6 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Short and around off, Sundar sways away from the line of the ball.
88.54 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, FOUR! Excellent shot! Full and on off, Sundar drives it past mid off and fetches a boundary to his name.
88.4 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Short and down leg, ducked under by Sundar.
88.3 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Full and on middle, clipped to leg gully.
88.2 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Full and on off, Sundar drives it a bit uppish towards mid off but it falls short of the man there.
88.1 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Length and on leg, clipped to square leg by Sunder for a couple.
87.6 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and outside off, Pant looks to go for the reverse sweep this time but makes no connection.
87.5 : Nathan Lyon to Washington Sundar, Loopy ball around off, driven to long off for a single.
87.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and around off, pushed down to long off for an easy single.
87.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Floated around off, blocked.
87.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, This time he controls his emotions and lets it go behind to Paine.
87.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Play and a miss! Tossed up and outside off, Pant looks to go big but the ball turns away and he fails to make any connection.
86.6 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Length ball around off, pushed back to the bowler. End of a successful over from Cummins.
86.4 : Washington Sundar comes out to bat now. Is there still some twist left in this match? Can Australia capitalise on this opening and prevent their record of unbeaten run at Brisbane?
86.5 : Pat Cummins to Washington Sundar, Shortish and on the ribs, Sundar hops and tucks it on the leg side.
86.4w : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, OUT! TAKEN! Agarwal falls this time. Cummins gets his man. Wade with a sharp catch. The game shows another twist here. Full ball outside off, Agarwal looks to slam it over cover. He hits it uppishly but Wade there intercepts and takes a sharp catch over his head. 4th wicket in this innings for Cummins. The number 1 bowler in the world is keeping his side in the game here. India need 63 more. Australia need 5 wickets. Game on.
86.2 : Is there an edge? The umpire thinks no. The Aussies go for the review. Hot Spot shows nothing as the RTS comes on. Nothing on it too as Australia lose yet another review. Agarwal stays on.
86.3 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Shortish and angling in. Agarwal pokes at it but misses. The ball goes behind. Paine takes the catch and appeals. A loud appeal. Cummins is certain that it has taken the outside edge. Shake of the head from the umpire. Paine goes for the review. It won't help him. Yes, it won't. Hot Spot shows nothing. Nothing on RTS either. So, Agarwal survives and Australia lose their review. They are left with just one now.
86.2 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Shortish and around off, poked towards mid on by Mayank.
86.1 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Fuller and around off, Agarwal pushes it towards the cover region.
85.6 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up and outside off, Pant lets it be.
85.5 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Short and just outside off, Pant slashes at it but finds point.
85.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, On off, pushed to covers.
85.34 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Fine enough to get a boundary. Tossed up on middle, swept towards square leg for a boundary.
85.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up on middle, clipped to mid-wcket for a single.
0.0 : Nathan Lyon to bowl. The umpire has signalled the last hour of this incredible game.
85.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Floated on off, punched to covers.
84.6 : DRINKS! Time for the last Drinks break of the series! The game is still not done. 90 balls. 69 runs. Pant on 51. Australia need 6 wickets. The last hour will decide the fate of the game and the series. We are in for a scintilating finish.
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal,  Full and on off, pushed to covers by Agarwal.
84.5 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Length and on middle, Agarwal clips it to short leg.
84.4 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, On off, kept out to point.
84.34 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! That went like a tracer bullet! Full and on off, Agarwal drives it past the bowler and into the fence at long off for a boundary.
84.2 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Full and on middle, Pant clips it to square leg for a single.
84.1 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off, Pant looks to play it off the back foot but inside edges it to the pads.
83.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, HALF TON FOR PANT! This has been a superb knock from the left-hander so far. And, as far as he is there in the middle, the Indians will feel that they are nothing but winning it. He got India close in the last game in Sydney but failed to close the deal. Pant has the chance to do so here. He gets to his 4th half ton by pushing the good length ball towards mid on. A quick single and he gets there. Can he take India home? What an opportunity!
83.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, On middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
83.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Mayank Agarwal, Lenggth and outside off, Agarwal looks to push it to the off side but inside edges it past short leg for a quick single.
83.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Full and on off, Pant drives it through covers and takes a quick three runs. 250 up for India. 76 more needed for a win.
Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Length and outside off once again, Pant does not go after it. Hazlewood oversteps! NO BALL CALLED!
83.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Outside off, Pant comfortably leaves it.
83.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Full on off, driven back to the bowler.
82.6 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal,  BEATEN! Length and outside off, Agarwal offers the bat as he plays away from the body but is lucky to not have edged that to the keeper or the slip cordon.
82.5 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and angled on middle, clipped to mid-wicket for a single.
82.44 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Dispatched! Fuller and on off, Pant drives it through covers and gets another boundary. He is so quick to get the bat down in time and strokes it cleanly.
82.3 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and angled across, Pant makes a leave now.
82.2 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Fuller and on off, Pant punches it through mid off for a couple of runs.
82.1 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off, Pant drives but finds mid off.
81.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Mayank Agarwal, Huge LBW appeal but turned down! They do not go for the review. A length ball around off, Agarwal looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pad. They appeal but not out says the umpire. A small conference from the Aussies but they opt against the review. Replays show there was a bat involved.
81.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Sensible! Taps the next bell around off and takes a quick run.
81.44 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Firmly driven! Full and on off, Pant drives it through covers and manages to get a boundary.
81.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, FOUR BYES! Some shape into the batsman. Length ball on leg, shapes away further down leg as Pant misses his flick. Paine fails to collect as the ball goes to the fine leg fence.
81.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Length and around off, Pant plays with an angled bat towards point.
0.0 : Review taken! Pujara has been given out LBW! He though reviews it. Hot Spot shows nothing on it as the RTS also shows nothing. Now comes the Ball Tracker shows it to be Umpire's call on hitting the wickets.
81.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Length and down leg, Pant goes for the flick but fails to get wood on the ball.
80.6 : Josh Hazlewood to partner Cummins with the second new ball.
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Two more! A fuller ball around off, Agarwal pokes it down the ground. Cummins gets down to his right and tries to stop but misses. Two taken before the fielder from ring can collect it. End of a successful over.
80.1 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller length ball outside off, Pujara makes a leave.
80.5 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, SHOT! Full and around off, Agarwal pushes it down the ground and gets a brace.
80.4 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, In the channel outside off, left alone.
80.3 : Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Beaten first ball. Lovely from Cummins again. A length ball just around off, Mayank feels for it and has a poke but misses.
80.2 : Mayank Agarwal comes to bat now.
Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, OUT! LBW! Umpire's call on hitting the wickets and Pujara has to go. The second new ball has done the trick for Cummins and Australia. A superb ball from the number 1 bowler in the world. He pitches this around off and it jags back in. Pujara looks to defend but misses to get rapped on the pads. They all appeal and the finger goes up. Pujara calls for the review. Let's see what the replays have to show! Doesn't look like any bat says the third umpire. Noth
79.6 : The second new ball is available now! And they are going for it straightaway. It is Pat Cummins who will have a crack with it first up. 20 overs left in the day. 100 to win for India. Australia need 7.
Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, On off, pushed down the track for a dot.
79.5 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Floated and outside off, Pant shoulders arms to it. It was very close to the off pole.
79.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant,  Fuller and on off, Pant dead bats it onto the pitch.
79.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flaoted outside off, left alone by Pant.
79.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up on off, played to point this time.
0.0 : It is drizzling now! But they want to continue. Sun is out as well.
79.1 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on off, clipped to wide mid on for a single. 100 needed for India to win.
78.6 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Length and around off, Pant blocks it off the front foot.
78.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara,  101 runs needed for a win! Full and on the pads, clipped towards mid-wicket for a comfortable three runs.
78.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and on off, blocked off the front foot towards mid on once again.
78.3 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, BEATEN! Nearly gone! Short of length on off, Pujara looks to cut it upishly but is beaten on the outside edge.
78.2 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full on off, defended to mid on off the front foot.
78.1 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and going down leg, Pujara goes for the flick but misses it altogether.
77.6 : Lyon is looking absolutely tired and stunned! He expected Pant to go after him on every balls but the Southpaw has controlled his emotions nicely here.
Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Floated around off, Pant defends.
77.5 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Wide outside off from Lyon. Pant doesn't go after it again. It bounces extra as it goes to Paine.
77.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, On middle, kept out by Pant again.
77.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Floated on middle, played back to Lyon.
77.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Another one darted outside off, Pant lets it go again.
77.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Outside off, left alone.
76.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR LEG BYES! Length and down leg, Pujara looks to tickle it fine but ends up getting it off his pads to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Leg byes given.
76.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, A huge shout from Starc a desperate one though but the umpire does not entertain it. A fuller length ball angled onto the pads of Pujara, Cheteshwar goes for the flick but is rapped on the pads. Starc puts in a desperate appeal but nothing from the umpire.
76.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and angled on middle, Pujara looks to tuck it to the leg side but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads.
76.3 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Length and outside off, Pant slaps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
76.2 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Length and around off, Pant hops and keeps it out off the back foot.
76.1 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Short of length on off, Pant goes for the cut but ends up underedging towards the keeper.
75.6 : The second new ball is 4 overs away now!
Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Comes down the track and looks to go big bit this time it takes the inner half and goes to long on. A single taken.
75.5 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Full and just around off, Pant covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
75.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flat and around off, played back to Lyon.
0.0 : Nathan Lyon comes back on. Just one over for Marnus Labuschagne.
75.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Lovely from Lyon this time. Lands this fuller and just around off, Pant looks to drive but misses. Lucky not to edge.
75.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Bowls it just around off, Pant punches it towards the cover fielder.
75.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up but wide outside off, Pant lets it go to Paine.
74.6 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Short ball around middle, Pant tucks it to his right and takes a quick single to keep the strike for the next over.
74.5 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Lovely bouncer this time. Pant looks to pull but misses.
74.4 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Shortish and around off, pushed towards the cover region this time.
74.3 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Landed around off, kept out off the back foot.
74.2 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, In the channel outside off, Pant lets it go to the keeper.
73.6 : Change of ends for Mitchell Starc. Can he get a wicket or two for his team?
74.1 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off, Pant defends it off the back foot.
73.6 : Marnus Labuschagne to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short and wide outside off, Pujara cuts it hard but finds point. 200th ball for Pujara.
73.5 : Marnus Labuschagne to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and around middle, flicked to mid on.
73.4 : Marnus Labuschagne to Cheteshwar Pujara, Outside off, left alone.
73.3 : Marnus Labuschagne to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and outside off, Pujara drives it straight to the bowler who fields it and hits the stumps at the striker's end but Pujara was going no where.
73.1 : Marnus Labuschagne to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flatter and outside off, Pujara pulls it to mid on.
73.24 : Marnus Labuschagne to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR! FIFTY FOR PUJARA! What a player, what a knock! He got hit on his elbow, then on his helmet. He was pinged on his fingers as well. But this man has shown some unbelievable courage, grit and concentration. He just bats and bats and bats. And here he is, at it again. Bruised, thumped, pinned and everything else but he is battling it out. Gets to the milestone by getting on the back foot and forcing this wide ball through backward point for a boun
72.6 : Bowling change! Paine tosses the ball to Marnus Labuschagne. Can the part timer do some magic?
Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Outside off, left alone by Pant.
72.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara,  Length and on middle, Pujara whips it to the leg side for a single.
72.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and outside off, Pujara pads it away.
72.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flatter and just outside off, Pant plays it uppishly towards gully where Starc looks to go for the catch but the ball bounces just in front of him. A single taken.
72.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Fuller and on off, slapped towards deep covers for a couple.
72.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up outside off, Pant watches and leaves it alone.
71.6 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, On leg, clipped to square leg by Pant for a single.
71.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and on off, Pujara pushes it to covers for a single.
71.4 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Shorter and on off, pulled towards mid-wicket for a single.
71.3 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, Fuller and on off, Pant pushes it down the track to mid on.
71.24 : Mitchell Starc to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Slashed! Too short and wide from Starc. Pant cuts it through point and gets a boundary.
70.6 : Mitchell Starc is back on.
Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, SIX! There goes Pant! What a strike! What a shot! The last ball spun away like a cobra there but Pant backs himself to clear any boundary. Lyon tosses it up and Pant comes down the track. Gets to the pitch and powers it over the long on fence. 200 up for India. They need 127 more. Australia need 7 wickets.
71.1 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short of good length on off, punched to deep point for a single.
70.5 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Big turn! Pitches on the rough or crack and went away to the slip fielder.
70.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flat and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
70.3 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and just outside off, punched towards the cover region for one.
70.2 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up and outside off, Pujara pads it away by coming down the track
70.1 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated on off, pushed back to the bowler.
69.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Landed around off on a good length, kept out.
69.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Length and just outside off, pushed to the fielder at gully this time.
69.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Edgy! A fuller ball just outside off, Pant looks to defend but the ball takes the thick outside edge and goes to gully.
69.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Wide outside off, Pant watchfully lets it be.
69.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Good length and around off, punched towards the over region.
69.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around off, tucked towards the leg side for one.
68.6 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, FOUR BYES! Chance of stumping there but Paine fails to collect the ball. Lyon bowls a flighted ball outside off, Pant this time charges down the track and looks to go downtown. The ball through breaks away and goes behind. Paine cannot collect it to take the bails off. Smith at first slip cannot stop it either and it goes to the third men fence. Pant survies.
68.5 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Fuller and around off, played back to Lyon.
68.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tosses this one up but Pant is happy to defend again.
68.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Darted outside off, Pant lets it go to the keeper.
68.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Looped up and around middle, played to mid on.
67.6 : The groundsmen are out there. Some levelling done near the bowler's landing area. They hammer it to even it out. All set now to continue.
68.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flat and just around off, pushed towards point.
67.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short ball around off, Pujara sways away from the line of the ball.
67.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and around off, pushed to mid off.
67.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and outside off, left alone.
67.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Short ball and Pant goes for the pull. Hits it over mid-wicket and gets three. The man at fine leg has to do a lot of running.
67.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Shortish and just outside off, punched through covers for a brace.
67.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Rishabh Pant, Good length and around off, keeps low but Pant does well to defend.
66.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up and outside off, Pujara comes down the track and pushes it to mid on.
66.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on middle, flicked to square leg for nothing.
66.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Catch is the shout! Didn't carry. Flat and turning in from around off, Pujara flicks. It falls just short of the man at forward short leg.
66.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep cover for one.
66.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Loopy fuller ball around off, Pant defends.
66.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Darted outside off, Pant lets it go.
65.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, Pujara pushes it towards the cover region. Three maidens in a row.
65.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Outside off again, Pujara makes another leave.
65.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Sharp bouncer outside off, left alone.
65.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and around middle, kept out.
65.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and outside off, left alone.
65.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and around off, Pujara drives it straight, Josh gets down to pick the ball and threatens to throw at the stumps as Pujara was charging ahead for a single.
64.6 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Looped up and around off, kept out by Pant. Maiden from Lyon from the other end as well.
64.5 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flatter and around off, pushed towards the cover.
64.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Outside off, left alone again.
64.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Full and around off, pushed towards the cover.
64.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Another one outside off, Pant lets it be.
0.0 : Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end. 17-4-42-1 for him so far.
64.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up outside off, Pant lets it be.
63.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Landed around off on a good length, Pujara is solid in defense. Maiden to start from Hazlewood.
63.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, In the channel outside off, moves away far too much after pitching. Pujara lets it be.
63.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and around off, punched towards the cover region.
63.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short but outside off, Pujara lets it be.
63.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, kept out.
63.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Nervous moments! Length and outside off, Pujara initially looks to leave it but ends up getting a glove as the ball rolls to the slips.
62.6 : We are back for the final session of this Test. The match is tantalizingly poised with India needing 145 runs to end Australian dominance of 31 years at the 'Gabba. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant are out in the middle for India. The Aussies are out too as they look to preserve their record of 31 years of unbeatability at the 'Gabba. Can they do it? Or will India breach their fortress? Action begins for the one last time on this tour as Josh Hazlewood streams into bowl.
...  Day 5, Final session ...
Right! We have got a match in our hands. 37 overs to be bowled, weather permitting. India need 145 runs. Australia need 7 wickets. Pujara, the blocker is out in the middle. Pant, the dasher is there too. There's Cummins as well and so is Lyon. Both of them bowled decently in this session. But, do they have in them to do some magic with the ball in this final session? Or will the Indians be able to scale the total down and breach the Aussie fortress here at Gabba? We will find out all in the fina
The Aussies attacked relentlessly with the ball. They kept bowling bouncers. Gill had no issues dealing with it as he pulled and cut. In one of Starc's over, the Indians took 20 and pushed the Aussies on the back foot. However, Lyon prized out the wicket of Gill to deny him a hundred. Pujara was troubled by the Aussie quicks with nasty short bowling but they once again couldn't get his wicket. Cummins got the wicket of the Indian skipper to take some control in the game. However, once again, the
The session started with Gill and Pujara battling it out as the Aussie quicks continued the barrage of short stuff. However, Gill and Pujara took them on and played a few superb strokes. Pujara got hit on the helmet, on the elbow, on the fingers. But the tough man continued the battle. Gill fell 9 short of a well-deserved ton. Rahane walked out with a positive mindset but couldn't carry on as he departed for 24 off just 22 balls. Pujara has continued his battle and has faced 168 balls for his 43
Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off, pushed to covers. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5!
Another terrific session ends! Once again one would assume it is India who have edged out the hosts. They have scored 100 runs in 25 overs and have lost just 2 wickets. Pujara is continuing his vigil in the middle. With Pant at the other end, the third and final session of this Test match promises to be a cracking one!
62.5 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, BEATEN! Length and angled around off, Pant hangs his bat out in defense but gets beaten on the outside edge.
62.4 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Another length ball on off, Pant blocks it off the back foot towards short leg.
62.3 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off, kept out.
62.2 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Good length and around off, Pant looks to defend it out but ekes out an inside edge onto the box.
62.1 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off, Pant pushes it to point.
61.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Loopy on off, Pujara pushes it off the back foot towards short mid-wicket.
61.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated on off, clipped towards short mid-wicket.
61.4 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Flatter outside off, Pant slaps it through point for a single. 100 scored in this session so far.
61.3 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Floated outside off, left alone.
61.2 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Floated outside off, turning away, Pant leaves it.
61.1 : Nathan Lyon to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up on off, Pant drives it through covers and gets a couple.
60.6 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant,  A short one on off, Pant pulls it as he takes his eyes off. The ball goes behind square on the leg side for a single.
60.5 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and targetting the stumps, Pant defends it from within the crease.
60.4 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Another fuller one on off, Pant plays it towards covers.
60.3 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off, pushed to mid off.
60.24 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Pant gets into the act there! Though it is edgy but India will take it. Back of a length ball around off Pant pushes at it with hard hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes through the gully region and towards third man for a boundary.
60.1 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Short one down leg, Pant lets it be.
59.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated and around off, Pujara defends.
59.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flat and around off, this time Pujara is solid in defense.
59.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Miscommunication but safe in the end. Fuller and middle, Pujara whips it towards mid-wicket and takes off for a single. Cummins at mid-wicket gets to the ball and releases the throw to the keeper. Pujara does well to make it in time before the bails come off as he puts in a dive.
59.3 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flighted on off, Pujara plays it to short leg.
59.2 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated on off, Pujara dead bats it on to the pitch.
59.1 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated on off, clipped towards mid-wicket.
58.6 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, On off, kept out by Pant off the front foot.
58.5 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Short and angled across off, Pant leave it alone.
58.4 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Short and down leg, Pant looks to pull but ends up missing it.
58.3 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, There goes Pant! A short ball on middle, Pant take sit on and pulls it through mid-wicket. Scampers back for the second. And with that, it is 1,000 Test runs for Pant. Quickest Indian wicket-keeper to to do so.
58.2 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant,  Fuller and on off, Pant keeps it out off the front foot.
58.1 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Length and on off Pant pushes it to the off side.
57.64 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR! Pujara helps it on its way. Flatter and on middle, pulled towards fine leg for a boundary.
57.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated around off, tucked towards sqaure leg.
57.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller on middle, clipped towards short mid-wicket.
57.3 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on midlde, Pujara clips it past short leg.
57.2 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on leg, Pujara tucks it towards square leg for a couple of runs.
57.1 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flatter on off, Pujara pushes it off the back foot.
56.6 : Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Good length and just outside off, Pant pokes it towards Green at gully who tumbles to his left to stop the ball. End of a successful over from Cummins.
56.5 : Who will be the new man in? Will it be Pant at 5? Yes, it is. How will he go about the business here. Interesting.
Pat Cummins to Ajinkya Rahane, OUT! CAUGHT! Rahane goes! Australians are elated! They have bounced back in the last few overs. In the last over he was beaten on the outside edge twice but this time he goes. A back of a length ball around off, Rahane arches back and looks to help it over to third man. He though ends up getting a glove and the ball is caught by Paine behind the wicket. 150th catch for Paine. 161 needed for India to win.
56.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on off, punched through covers and gets three runs does Pujara.
56.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short one on middle, Pujara ducks under it.
56.2 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara,  Fuler and on off, Pujara keeps it out.
55.16 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane, SIX! WOW! TAKE THAT! What a strike from Rahane! The Indian skipper doesn't want Lyon to get settled here. Lyon tosses this one up and Rahane jumps out of his crease to pump it way over the mid-wicket fence.
Pat Cummins is back on.
Pat Cummins to Ajinkya Rahane, Length and around off, Rahane tucks it to fine leg for a single.
55.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good stop from Lyon! A fuller one around off, Pujara hits it to the right of Lyon who dives that side to stop the ball.
55.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, On middle, Pujara manags to push it back to the bowler.
55.3 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, An appeal for caught but not given. Tossed up around middle, Pujara looks to defend it out off the front foot but gets beaten to get rapped on the pads as the ball lobs to to short leg. Lyon appeals but the umpire is unmoved. Replays later show that the umpire was right.
55.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, kept out.
55.2 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up on off, punched off the back foot towards covers for a single.
54.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short of good length around off, Pujara stands on the back foot to defend it.
54.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, Fuller and on off, pushed through to cover-point for a single.
54.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, Play and a miss! Second time he gets beaten. Length ball around off, Rahane looks to play it off the back foot but the ball bounces a bit extra to beat the outside edge of Rahane's bat once again.
54.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, BEATEN! Rahane goes for an expansive drive on this length ball outside off, gets beaten on the outside edge.
54.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, Fuller and on off, clipped towards mid-wicket for a couple by Rahane.
54.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane,  Length and on off, defended off the back foot.
53.64 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR! Pujara starting to open up now. Flatter and spinning into Pujara, Cheteshwar pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
53.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Darted on middle, Pujara whips it to mid-wicket.
53.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and on off clipped towards mid on this time.
53.3 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane, Flatter around off, Rahane punches it towards wide mid off for a single.
53.2 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane, Floated on middle, kept out off the back foot.
53.1 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane, Tossed up on middle and leg, Rahane tucks it to the leg side.
52.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, Pujara blocks nicely.
52.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and around off, Pujara is right behind the line of the ball to block.
52.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fullish and around off, blocked towards the cover region.
52.34 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, EDGY FOUR! Lucky runs! A short ball, Pujara looks to duck away but this one doesn't rise. It takes his bat and goes over the slip cordon and into the third man fence.
52.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, Fullish and outside off, it is poked towards point for a quick single.
52.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, SHOT! Fuller and wide outside off, Rahane creams the drive through the covers. Lyon chases it down and flicks the ball back in. But they run four. Excellent running.
51.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up and outside off, Pujara pads it away.
51.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on off, clipped to the leg side.
51.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up and around off, kept out off the front foot.
51.3 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane, Flatter and around middle, clipped through mid-wicket for one.
51.2 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane,Massive Spin! That landed on a rough and spun into Rahane who does not have any idea of how to play at it. Tossed up and outside off, The ball spins into Rahane who is on the back foot to play but the ball goes onto hit him on the pads. That was going down the leg. This should interest Lyon a bit more.
51.1 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane, Flatter and just outside off, poked on the off side.
50.6 : What's coming nexrt? Another bouncer?
Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, No! Not a short ball. It is around off on a good length, Pujara is solid in defense.
50.5 : Nitin Patel is out again. He has been out on a quite number times today. Concussion Test in progress. Pujara seems to have been fine though. A few pairs of helmet. Pujara wears one and is ready again. What a player! What a game!
Hazlewood was steaming in but Pujara moves out. Stare from Josh.
Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Ouch! That's on the helmet! Oh dear! That was a well-directed bouncer. Pujara looks okay though. He wanted to stay away but this one came back in sharply. Pujara was once again late in moving out of the way. And gets pinged on the helmet.
50.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, Good length and around off, Rahane pokes it between point and gully. A quick single.
50.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, Fullish and outside off, kept out.
0.0 : Pujara has a word with the umpire. Maybe he was telling him that he was playing the shot there.
50.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, Length ball around middle, clipped straight to the short leg fielder.
50.14 : Josh Hazlewood to Ajinkya Rahane, FOUR! Nicely done! First boundary for the skipper. Short ball around middle and leg, Rahane swivels and pulls it through short fine leg for a boundary.
49.5 : Review time! Paine just thought, thought and thought and with just 2 seconds left on the timer, calls for the review. No shots played, confirms the third umpire. Here comes the Ball Tracker. MISSING! Australia lose one of their reviews.
49.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, NOT OUT! GOING OVER THE STUMPS! Tossed up around off, Pujara comes down the track to defend but is rapped on the pads. There is an appeal and the umpire does not give in. Paine after pondering over a review and then takes it. Replays roll in and as Pujara is not playing a shot Ball Tracker comes in. It is missing the stumps. Pujara survives.
49.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on off, Pujara comes on the front foot but offers pad to it.
0.0 : DRINKS! The umpires have called for the Drinks break! It looked like India will take control the way Gill was tonking the ball all over the park. However, his wicket means that the Aussies will sense an opening. Pujara has taken a few blows on the body but he is not going to flinch. He is battling it out in the middle. For now, he has skipper Rahane for the company. Not too sure about how the Indians will go now from here. We will get to know as we progress ahead in this session. Here's Hazlewoo
49.3 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on off, driven back to the bowler.
49.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on off, kept out off the front foot by Pujara.
49.2 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on off, whipped towards mid-wicket.
49.1 : Nathan Lyon to Ajinkya Rahane,  Full on off, whipped towards long on for a single.
48.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and outside off, Pujara lets it be. A testing over from Hazlewood comes to an end.
48.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on off, driven straight to covers.
48.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and down leg, Pujara lets it be.
48.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and around off, Pujara blocks it off the back foot.
48.2 : Nitin Patel again! Pujara is looking in a lot of pain here. He has been hit on the body a few times but didn't show the pain even once but this time around, he is on the ground as the physio attends him. He is one tough man and he shows that here as he now gets up. Sips some water and is ready to battle again.
Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Ouch! That is a nasty blow! That would have pinged him hard. Short of good length and on off, this one rares from the pitch as he looks to defend. Pujara looks to fend it away but the ball hits him on the glove. He immediately threw his bat away as he grimaces in pain.
48.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, BEATEN! Length and around off, Pujara hangs his bat out but is lucky to not edge that one behind.
47.6 : Who will come out to bat now? Will it be Rahane or Pant? It will be India's skipper, Ajinkya Rahane who walks out to bat now.
Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, OUT! TAKEN! Lyon strikes! Inspired bowling change from Paine. A very sharp catch from Smith. Heartbreak for Gill as he falls in the 90s. Lyon tosses it up and bowls it outside off, nice loop and drift. Gill looks to drive away from his body. A thick outside edge flies to the left of Smith at first slip. He is alert there as he reacts quickly and gobbles it nicely. A fine, fine knock from the youngster.
47.5 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flat and around off, Gill stays back to block. Did well to keep it down in front of the short leg fielder.
47.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Fuller and around off, kept out by Gill.
47.3 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flatter and on middle, Pujara flicks it through square leg. They run three.
47.2 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated around off, Pujara is down the track to block.
0.0 : Will Starc get another over? It is a chance worth taking for the Aussie skipper with Gill on strike. However, Paine doesn't think that way. Here's GOAT, Nathan Lyon.
47.1 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flatter and around off, Gill tucks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
46.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, Pujara plays it back to Josh.
46.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Around off on a length, Pujara is solid in defense.
46.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and around off, blocked.
46.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length ball on middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a single. Gill moves to 90. 200 more needed for India.
46.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, In the channel outside off, left alone.
46.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Fuller and around off, pushed to mid on.
45.64 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR! Pujara's turn to smash Starc now. 20 from the over. A massive one. Another short ball from Starc and it is outside off, Pujara hammers it over backward point to find the fence. He says to Gill, if you can do it, I shall do it as well. Exceptional batting.
45.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Down the leg side. Pujara lets it be. Wanted to flick it looked but opted against it in the end.
45.26 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, SIX! BOOM! Gill takes on the short ball and deposits it way over deep square leg for a massive biggie. What a strike from Gill. Short and on middle, Gill swivels and nails the pull over deep square leg for half a dozen. He moves to 80. Just sensational from the young man.
45.4 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Good length and on the pads, flicked to fine leg for one.
Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, FOUR! BANG! This is sensational from Gill. Three in a row! A short ball and around middle, Gill moves inside the crease and nails the pull through mid-wicket. Starc, the quickest Aussie on the turf is getting hammered here. To make the matter worse, the third umpire calls it a no ball. 100-run stand comes up between these two.
45.34 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Up and over again! Another short ball. This one is outside off, Gill waits for it and then ramps it over short third man. One bounce and into the fence.
45.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Shortish and around middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
44.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short ball down the leg side. Pujara is not interested. Another testing over ticked off.
44.3 : The physio is out there. Nitin Patel is out again. Pujara getting some attention. He was hit flush on the left arm. Doing some excercise. He seems to be fine to continue. Australia trying out everything to get an opening. Can they get one quickly to spice this Test a bit?
44.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, watchfully defended.
44.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and around middle, Pujara tucks it towards short fine leg.
44.3 : There is a man at leg gully for Pujara. And one at short mid-wicket.
Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another one on the body! A short ball around middle and leg, Pujara looks to duck under it but this one doesn't rise enough. He gets a blow on his shoulder this time.
0.0 : We are done with Cummins' barrage of short balls. Here's Josh Hazlewood with the ball. What method will he use? Will he continue to bang it short? Doesn't look like that way for now. No one at short leg for Gill.
44.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Around off on a length, defended.
44.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, A length ball around off and middle, Gill pushes it towards mid on and takes a quick single.
43.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Superb bouncer! This is around off but Pujara does really well to drop his wrists and let it go to Paine.
43.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and around middle, Pujara is right behind the line of the ball to block.
43.44 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR! Up and over! Short and wide outside off, Pujara slashes it over backward point and finds the fence. Pounced on the chance.
43.3 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish but outside off, left alone.
43.2 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Back of a length and around off, poked towards the cover fielder.
43.1 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and around off, Pujara fends it away towards short fine leg. The ball took off a touch after hitting the deck.
42.6 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Another bouncer and again down the leg side. This time Paine fails to collect the ball to his left. The ball hits his gloves and goes to fine leg. They take two byes. Another barrage of short stuff from Cummins but Gill this time around has change of plans.
42.5 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Another short one. This is down the leg side. And Gill is not playing at it now. Kept watching the ball all the way though.
42.4 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, WOW! What was that! Cummins goes full and wide, Gill lets it be. The ball lands and then takes off. Paine collects it over his head.
42.3 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, And again! Looks like Gill has changed his plan here. Cummins bends his back again and lands this effort ball short and on middle and leg. Gill now seems to be happy ducking under it.
42.2 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Short again and Gill sits under it again.
42.1 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Cummins continues banging it short. Gill sits under it.
41.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short ball down the leg side. Goes way over Pujara who moves away.
41.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Back to blocking the ball as he stays in the crease to defend this short ball back to the bowler.
41.44 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR! Intent from Pujara. Short and wide outside off, Pujara slams the cut through the covers and finds the fence. First boundary for Pujara. 100 up for the visitors.
41.3 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Landed around off, kept out.
41.2 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Short again, Gill works it in front of square leg for a single.
41.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Short ball down the leg side. Gill wanted to play at it but left it alone at the last moment.
40.6 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around off, watchfully blocked by Pujara.
40.5 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fullish and around off, turned towards mid on again.
40.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and around off, pushed to mid on.
40.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and around middle, bounces a bit extra. Pujara does well to defend as he takes the hand off the handle.
40.2 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and on middle, Pujara tucks it through square leg and takes two more. Good, aggressive running from Pujara.
40.1 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short ball on middle and leg, Pujara ducks.
39.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Pujara takes a single! Yes, you read that right. Shortish and just around off, Pujara pokes it towards point and takes a run. He gets a run after 23 balls.
39.5 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Takes on the short ball this time and helps it down to fine leg via a pull.
39.24 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, FOUR! BANG! Short and outside off, Gill picks the length early and whacks it through wide mid on for a boundary.
39.4 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Another bumper but this time Gill sways away.
39.3 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, In the air but away! Short ball again from Starc and Gill once again takes it on. Goes for the pull. It is not off the middle of the bat. He though manages to clear the man at deep square leg. Lucky for Gill as he gets two more. He would've had his heart in his mouth.
0.0 : Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.
39.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Shortish and just around off, Gill punches it towards point.
38.6 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, A dot! Good first over from Cummins after Lunch. The last ball is shortish and around off, Pujara works it towards mid-wicket off his back foot.
38.5 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another length ball. It is around off and middle, Pujara is solid in defense.
38.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fullish and around middle, pushed to mid on again. Wanted a single but opted against it.
38.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around middle, it is pushed to mid on.
38.2 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Short and on middle, pulled towards fine leg by Gill for a single.
Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Another short one on middle, it bounces a tad extra as Paine leaps and gloves it. Gill just watched it go over him. Cummins oversteps! NO BALL CALLED!
38.1 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Short and down leg from Cummins to start a fresh session, Gill does not play at it.
37.6 : We are back for the second last session of this Test. It could also be the deciding session with regards to which way this Test goes. Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubhman Gill walk out to the middle to start once again India's fightback after the break. The Australian players are out too and would be raring to go and have a crack at the Indian batting. Pat Cummins to start off the session.
... Day 5, Session 2 ...
37.26 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, SIX! Clobbered! Gill takes the short ball on. Short and outside off, Gill slaps it over backward point and over the fence there for a biggie.
37.6 : Right! India have done superbly well here! Now, another 62 overs left in the day, weather permitting. India need 245 to win the game. Will they try that with 9 wickets in hand? What about Australia? They will be disappointed. Surely. Can they strike early in the second session to open up the game? The second session of the game will most probably confirm the outcome of this game. Joins us for the same in a short while to find out.
It's been a toil for the Aussies in this session. They have got no support from the surface. And not many balls have misbehaved either. It was Cummins who struck for the hosts early with the ball as he removed Rohit Sharma. However, after that, Gill and Pujara managed to see off any threat. Cummins was superb in his 2nd spell too as he tested Pujara with a few nasty bouncers. They bowled over 36 overs in the session but the 2nd wicket just didn't come their way.
India lost Rohit Sharma early in the day but Gill looked in fine touch. The youngster played a few delightful strokes to get to his half ton. Pujara along with him battled hard. He was troubled a bit by Lyon but he kept battling. Towards the end, Cummins peppered Pujara with some nasty short stuff but Pujara once again weathered the storm and made sure he walked to the Lunch break along with Gill. The duo has added 65 with Gill scoring most of the runs.
Another terrific session's play in this Test match and the series overall. Just how it has been through the series. India will take the honours of taking the session. Australia started with an early wicket and then India with a fine riposte has made sure they once again do not allow the Aussies to take control of the game. Cummins threw a few nasty and mean stuff at Pujara and the Indian number 3 took a few blows on his body but made sure he is there with the youngster.
Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Huge appea for a catch down the leg side. Paine takes the catch and goes up in an appeal but nothing from the umpire. Another short ball around middle and leg, Pujara looks to fend it away as he takes the bottom hand off the handle. The ball brushes his shirt and goes towards Paine who takes the catch and appeal but nothing from the umpire. They think of reviewing it but opted against it in the end. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 5!
37.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, After a barrage of short balls comes the fuller one around off, Pujara pushes it to mid off.
37.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short of good length and around off, Pujara blocks it off the back foot.
37.3 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Short and on middle, Gill pulls it but not off the middle of the bat. The ball goes to fine leg for a single.
37.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, A short one for Gill, Shubhman does well to not go after it.
36.6 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, On off and middle, kept out. Australia looking for a wicket with just few minutes left for Lunch.
36.5 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short and around middle, Pujara looks to fend it away but takes the blow onto his ribs this time.
36.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR! BYES! That's beaten all for the fence. Short one on off, Pujara does not play at it. Paine too leaps but it goes well over him too and into the fence at third man for four byes.
36.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on off, pushed to short cover this time.
36.2 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, BEATEN! Length and around middle, Pujara looks to defend it but is beaten as the ball goes to hit him high on the pads.
36.1 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Short one on off, Gill pulls it but is well short of the fielder there. A single taken.
35.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another short of good length on off, Pujara is right behind the line as he defends it down the track.
35.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Back of a length ball around off, Pujara hops and keeps it out to the off side.
35.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, A short of good length outside off, It does not bounce as Pujara would have liked as he is beaten on the outside edge.
35.3 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, A short one on middle, pulled towards deep square leg for a single by Gill.
35.2 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Short of good length, Gill punches it to covers this tme.
35.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, A short one down leg, Gill sits under it.
34.6 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and just outside off, Pujara moves out of the way this time. A terrific over.
34.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Appeal for caught behind but turned down. No review from the Aussies. It is the short ball that is troubling Pujara. It is just around off and middle, Pujara looks to duck but this time he is late in moving out. Pujara takes his eyes off too. He didnd't drop his gloves this time around. The ball goes past his gloves into the mitts of Paine who takes the catch and appeals. Not out says the umpire. Terrific from Cummins here.
34.5 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Shortish and around middle, blocked this time.
34.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another good bouncer from Cummins. It is aimed right at the body. Pujara ducks. Again the ball kisses the helmet and goes to Paine.
34.2 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around off, Pujara defends it towards mid on.
34.1 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Landed on a length and around off, blocked.
33.6 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Tossed up and around middle, turns in as Gill lets it be. Maiden over from Lyon.
33.5 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Loopy ball around off, kept out.
33.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Another one down the leg side. Gill lets it be.
33.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Floated around off, watchfully blocked.
33.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flatter and around middle, turned on the leg side.
33.1 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, On the pads and Gill is happy to pad it away.
32.6 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Banged short again from Cummins and Pujara this time does well to move out of the way. Good testing over from Cummins.
32.5 : The physio is out there. Mandatory Cocussion Tests to go on. Pujara is sipping some liquid as his helmet gets checked. All ok and set to continue. Can this break in play disturb India's rhythm?
Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, That's on the helmet. Banged short and on middle, Pujara drops his hands and looks to get out of the way. But he is late in doing so and the ball hits him on the back of the helmet. Signals Lyon that he is fine who enquires on him.
32.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Cummins goes full and Pujara pushes it to mid on. Calls for two straightaway and Gill respinds to make it in the end.
32.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Extra bounce! This one pitches around off on a good length, it bounces extra but Pujara does well to get on his toes and blocks.
32.2 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Landed around off on a good length, kept out.
32.1 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around off, Pujara pokes it towards point.
31.6 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, On off, blocked.
31.5 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Tossed up on middle, clipped towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 50-run stand is also up between these two.
31.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flicked straight to Wade. He is looking in some pain. Flat and around off, Gill goes back and flicks it hard. The ball bounces in front of the short leg fielder and then hits him near the chest.
31.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Full and just aroudn off, Gill goes for the sweep. Nails it but finds square leg.
31.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Looped up and outside off, pushed to mid off.
31.1 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Looped on the pads, padded away by Gill.
30.6 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Very full and around off, blocked.
30.5 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, This one is an easy leave as it is wide outside off.
30.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good leave! That wasn't too far from the off pole. This one is pitched outside off. It comes back in as Pujara lets it go to the keeper. Trusted the bounce there.
30.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Landed around off on a length, blocked.
30.2 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, pushed to mid on.
0.0 : Pat Cummins comes back on. 6-4-4-1 from him so far.
30.1 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Ouch! Banged short and on middle, Pujara ducks but this one doesn't get up as much as Pujara thought. Gets hit on the shoulder.
29.6 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Darted on the pad, Gill pads it away.
29.5 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Floated around off, Gill blocks off his front foot.
29.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Shortish and just around off, punched straight to the cover fielder.
29.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flatter and around middle, kept out.
29.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Another one down the leg side. Gill lets it be.
29.1 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, On the pads, Gill pads it away.
28.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Banged short and on middle, Pujara sits under it.
28.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, In the channel outside off, left alone.
28.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around off, Pujara blocks it nicely.
28.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Shot! Full and on middle, Gill flicks it past the man at mid on who gives it a chase and stops it near the fence. Not before Gill takes three though.
28.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Landed around off on a length, kept out.
28.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, FIFTY FOR GILL! A fine knock from the youngster so far. He saw his opening partner depart early but he has kept things flowing for the Indians. He gets the milestone by punching the short ball outside off through cover-point. A huge round of applause for the young man. His 2nd half ton in Tests. Can he convert this one into a three-figure score here?
27.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flatter and around off Pujara comes down the track and looks to defend but the ball takes the inner half and goes towards the leg side.
27.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, On off, poked towards point.
27.4 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Lopped up outside off, Pujara looks to pad it away but the ball turns just a touch to go behind.
27.3 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Tossed up on middle, clipped to mid on.
27.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Full on off, driven to long on for a single.
27.14 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Too full around off, Gill drives it through covers for a boundary. Moves to 47 with that.
26.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and just outside off, Pujara does not want to play at it.
26.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, On off, kept out by Pujara from within the crease.
26.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Full and on middle, Gill clips it to wide mid on and takes off for a single. The fielder from mid on gets to the ball and scores a direct hit at the keeper's end but Pujara dives to make his crease. He is safe.
26.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Good length and around off, Gill stands tall and blocks it out off the back foot.
26.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on off, pushed to covers off the back foot.
26.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length and around middle, pushed to mid on by Gill.
25.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated just outside off, kept out.
25.5 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flighted around off, Pujara comes down the track and whips it to the left of mid on who dives that side to stop the ball.
25.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Floated around off pushed to long on for a single.
25.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Shortish and turning in, Gill stays back to block.
25.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Another flatter ball around middle and leg, Gill keeps it out.
25.1 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flat and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
24.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Bangs the last one short and it is around off and middle, Pujara sways away from the line.
24.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another one outside off, Pujara lets it be.
24.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around middle, pushed to mid on.
24.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and just outside off, Pujara is not keen as he shoulders arms.
0.0 : Josh Hazlewood is back on. 5-1-16-0 from him so far.
24.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Landed around off on a length, blocked.
24.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara, Just outside off on a good length, left alone.
23.6 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Around off, pushed to mid on. A maiden from Lyon.
23.5 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Short and just outside off, Gill plays it towards point.
23.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Shortish and around off, punched to the man at mid off.
23.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Stays back this time and blocks the flatter one around off towards mid on.
23.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Floated around off, Gill comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler.
23.1 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flat but down the leg side. Gill lets it be.
22.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around middle, kept out.
22.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short ball but outside off. Left alone.
22.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and just outside off, pushed towards covers.
22.3 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, In the channel outside off, slightly fuller. Pujara shoulders arms.
22.2 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Length ball around off, worked on the leg side for one.
22.14 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Sweet timing from Gill. It is not that short but it is a little wide outside off. Gill punches it through cover-point and it races to the fence. 50 up for the Indians.
21.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flatter and around middle, Pujara flicks but ends up hitting the short leg fielder. A dot as the ball goes towards mid-wicket.
21.5 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Floated just outside off, Gill pushes it to the left of mid off for a single.
21.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Floated on off, defended off the front foot by Gill.
21.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, whipped straight to mid-wicket by Gill.
21.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Tossed up on middle. Gill plays it to mid-wicket.
21.1 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Floated on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single by Pujara.
20.6 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Full and around off, Gill blocks it out to covers off the front foot.
20.5 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Length and around off, Gill plays it straight to mid off now.
20.4 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, On off, kept out off the back foot by Gill.
20.3 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Pujara gets three now. Full and on off, Pujara drives it through covers as Lyon runs after it and manages to keep the ball in play as Wade backs him up. Good fielding and good running too.
20.2 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and on middle, Pujara is compact as he defend it out off the front foot.
20.1 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and outside off, left alone by Pujara now.
19.6 : DRINKS! A fine phase of play. Gill is looking really good out in the middle while Pujara has settled in his zone now. India lost Rohit early but these two have done well after that. Australia wouldn't be too disappointed as Cummins removed dangerous Rohit early on. They will now look to go past the challenge of Pujara and maybe take another wicket in this session. Interesting phase coming your way.
Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Loopy and around off, pushed towards the bowler.
19.5 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Full and outside off, Gill comes down the track and drives but finds the cover fielder.
19.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Lands around middle, turns in. Gill lets it be.
19.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flatter and around off, blocked.
19.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Tossed up on off, pushed to the bowler.
19.14 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Cheeky! Tossed up on middle and leg, Gill clips it past short leg and the ball goes past the short fine leg fielder and into the fence behind for a boundary
18.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and around off, solidly kept out.
18.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Short bouncer and just around off, Pujara sways away.
18.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and around off, poked towards the off side.
18.3 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and outside off left alone.
18.2 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and around off, blocked.
18.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Shortish and just outside off, Gill punches it wide of the man at mid off for a single.
17.6 : Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, NOT OUT! Umpire's Call on hitting the wickets. Brilliant from Lyon in his first over. Bowls a tossed up delivery around off, spins into Pujara. Cheteshwar comes on the front foot and pads it away. As he has been doing it the entire series against Lyon. Nathan goes up in appeal straightaway as Paine too joins in and signals 'T'. Replays come in. As no shot was offered we directly get to Ball Tracker. No shot means the impact would not have mattered as we se
17.5 : Review time! Australia have gone for a review against Pujara. It is for LBW. There is no bat. Umpire's call on hitting the wickets. Pujara survives. Australia keep the review.
Nathan Lyon to Cheteshwar Pujara, Flighted around off, Pujara defends it off the front foot towards point.
17.4 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Flatter and on off, Gill pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
17.3 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Floated on off, pushed off the front foot towards the off side.
17.2 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Tossed up, turning in to Gill, Shubhman plays it to mid-wicket.
17.1 : Nathan Lyon to Shubman Gill, Tossed up on off, Gill pushes it to mid off.
16.6 : Time for some spin! Here's Nathan Lyon with the ball.
Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on off, Pujara looks to defend it off the front foot but the ball goes off the inisde edge towards mid-wicket.
16.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and angled in on middle, Pujara fends it away towards backward square leg.
16.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another length ball outside off, Pujara does not offer a shot to it.
16.3 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Full and angled into the pads, Gill clips it through mid-wicket and gets a single on offer.
16.2 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Good length well outside off, Gill does not play at it as it is not in his playing zone.
16.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Short of good length, Gill plays it off the back foot to point.
15.6 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Outside off, left alone by Pujara. An hour of play done.
15.5 : Cameron Green to Shubman Gill, Short of good length and on off, Gill punches it on the up through cover-point for three runs there.
15.4 : Cameron Green to Shubman Gill, Length and outside off, Gill leaves it. The ball nipped a long way there.
15.34 : Cameron Green to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Gloriously driven! That should ease the nerves there. Full and around off, Gill leans into the drive and creams it through covers to get a boundary despite a diving effort from Labuschagne.
15.2 : Cameron Green to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on off, Gill drives it off the inner half of the bat to mid on.
15.1 : Cameron Green to Shubman Gill, Short of good length on off, Gill punches it off the back foot towards point.
14.6 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and around off, Pujara watchfully plays it out to covers.
14.5 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and outside off, left alone by Pujra.
14.4 : Mitchell Starc to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on off, Pujara looks to play the off drive but it goes off the inner half towards square leg. A couple taken to get off the mark. A bit edgy there.
14.3 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Length and on off, Gill drives it crisply wide of mid off but Wade there dives to his left  and saves a certain boundary. Gill took off for a single as Wade recovered to has a shy at the striker's end but misses it as Pujara dives to make his crease.
14.2 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on off, Gill blocks it out off his back foot.
13.6 : Mitchell Starc is into the attack.
14.1 : Mitchell Starc to Shubman Gill, Full and outside off, Gill shoulders arms to it.
13.6 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, A bumper to end the over as Pujara ducks it.
13.5 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another instance of the batsman missing his flick. Length and on middle and leg, Pujara goes for the flick shot but is beaten to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the off side there.
13.4 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, On a length and on off, Pujara solidly blocks it out off the front foot.
13.3 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another length and on middle, Pujara clips it towards the leg side. Still waiting for his first run in this innings.
13.2 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good length and outside off, Pujara lifts his bat and allows the ball to pass through.
13.1 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Fuller and on off and middle, Pujara pushes it to mid on now.
12.6 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Full and on off, Gill straight drives it once again but Cummins is smart to field it in his followthrough.
12.5 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Fuller and around off, blocked off the front foot this time towards mid on.
12.4 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Shorter and on off, Gill does not play at it as he sits under it.
12.3 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Full and on off, Gill drives but Pat Cummins intercepts it in his followthrough.
12.2 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Slightly full on off, Gill defends it out once again.
12.1 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Good length and on off, Gill blocks it solidly off the back foot towards covers.
11.6 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and slightly closer to off, still not enough to make the batsman play as Pujara lets it go through to the keeper.
11.5 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another length delivery outside off,  Pujara comes on the front foot as he makes a leave.
11.4 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and outside off, Pujara lets it be this time.
11.3 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Full and on middle, Pujara flicks it but cannot beat the man at mid on this time.
11.2 : Cameron Green to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and on off, Pujara plays it to covers.
11.1 : Cameron Green to Shubman Gill, Full and drifting on the pads, Gill flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for an easy three runs.
10.6 : Cameron Green to bowl now.
Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and outside off, Puajra is aware of his off pole as he makes a leave there.
10.5 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Cummins tests Pujara with a sharp bouncer, Cheteshwar ducks under it.
10.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and around off, Pujara plays this with soft hands towards mid on. Still waiting to get off the mark here is Pujara.
10.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Another length ball on off, Pujara can only defend it out to the off side this time.
10.2 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Cummins is bowling wide off the crease there. Bowls a length ball angled into Pujara, Cheteshwar plays it to point and looks for a run but nothing there.
10.1 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and outside off, Pujara has nothing doing with it as he leaves it for Paine there.
9.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Short of good length and around off, Gill punches it to cover-point this time to see off the over.
9.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length and on off, pushed back to the bowler this time.
9.44 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Slashed! Short and wide outside off, Gill brings out the square cut in play as he cuts it through point and fetches a boundary.
9.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Short of good length on middle, clipped towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
9.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length and outside off, left alone there.
9.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, A slight excitement but aborted the appeal. Length and around middle and leg, Gill looks to flick it to the leg side but is beaten to get hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but cuts soon as it might be drifting down leg.
8.6 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Slightly short and around off, Pujara stays on his back foot to block. End of a successful over for Australia.
8.5 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Length and outside off, comes back in again but Pujara has no problem leaving that alone.
8.4 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Good leave! Close leave! Cummins goes wide of the crease and angles the ball in from outside off. Pujara though trusts the bounce and shoulders arms.
8.3 : Pat Cummins to Cheteshwar Pujara, Nice line again! Pujara covers his stumps and lets it go to the keeper.
8.2 : Cheteshwar Pujara strides out at no. 3.
Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Perfect line, perfect length and Paine does the rest. Paine's decision to start with Cummins pays off as he gets the breakthrough that Australia needed to get into the act. Beautifully bowled by Pat there, he lands one on a length and around off,  gets it to shape away from the right-hander. As has been the issue with Sharma that he fails to negotiate the moving ball. He once again goes to have a feel for it as his outside edge is found
8.1 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Good length and around off, Rohit plays it with a full face of the bat towards mid on.
7.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Slightly fuller and on off, Gill is solid in his front foot defense.
7.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill,  Length and outside off, Gill shoulders arms to it this time around.
7.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length and on middle and leg, Gill plays it to mid on off the back foot.
7.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Short of good length on off, Gill stands tall and keeps it out towards the off side once again.
7.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Good length and around off, Gill is deep inside his crease as he defends it out to covers.
7.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Length and around off, Rohit plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single to get off strike.
6.6 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Another shortish delivery on off, Gill is solid off the back foot as he plays it to mid on.
6.5 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Another short of good length delivery on off from Cummins, Gill pushes it off the back foot towards mid on.
0.0 : Shardul Thakur is down for the chat. Thakur says that he is good. Mentions that everything comes down to the final day. He mentions that Rahane just spoke general things as to play confidently. He also says that he enjoyed his batting. On the bowling, he says that he just tried bowling in the channel and get wickets. Further says that he got wickets in the first spell and that made it easy for him. He also says that swinging the ball is his forte and it comes to him naturally. Also says that you
6.4 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Length and on off, kept out from within the crease to the off side.
0.0 : Pitch Report - Glenn McGrath says that there are quite a few cracks in the center and as seen yesterday Siraj used it to good effect. Ends by saying that the Australian bowlers would look to exploit those areas too.
What about the weather then? It is not raining currently but there was heavy overnight rain. Though the ground has dried up well as we have an on-time start. Still, the conditions are overcast and with a heavy cloud cover, the pitch could play a few tricks.
6.3 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Length and on middle, Gill pushes it to the leg side off the back foot.
6.2 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, BEATEN! That's the length Australia need to hit consistently. Short of good length around off, Gill looking to play off the back foot gets beaten on the outside edge this time.
0.0 : Then, Paine, Green, Cummins played cameos to take Australia to a lead of 327 runs. For India, with the ball, it was Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur. The former bagged his maiden Test 5-fer as the latter ended with a 4-wicket haul. In between, Sundar was impressive with the ball in the second innings too.
6.1 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Cummins charges in to bowl to Gill as he lands on a length and on off, Gill keeps it out off the back foot.
0.0 : It's the final day of this long Australian tour. India have done well so far on the tour. Having lost the ODIs and won the T20Is. The tour further moved on to the coveted Test series. If the first was pocketed by Australia, then second was of India. Then a historic draw at Sydney meant that the final Test of this series was fought with the series on the line.
5.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Length and on off, defended solidly by Rohit.
5.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, A muted appeal but aborted soon. Length and around off, Rohit looks to defend it out off the front foot but is beaten to get rapped high on the pads. Hazlewood appeals but aborts it quickly. height might be the issue there.
5.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, A short one on off, Gill pulls it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for a comfortable three runs. He has been really comfortable off the back foot in this series.
5.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, On a fuller length and around off, Gill once again finds the mid off fielder with his drive.
5.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Good length and around off, Gill defends it compactly towards covers.
5.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length and around off, Gill pushes it back to the bowler now.
4.6 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, First signs of variable bounce there. Length and coming in sharply into Sharma. Rohit looks to tuck it to the leg side but is beaten on the pace as the ball goes off his pads to the slip region.
4.5 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Slightly shortish and on off, Gill punches it through covers and takes a single on offer. 
4.4 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Another length delivery on off, Gill blocks it back to the bowler off the back foot.
4.3 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Length and around off, Gill defends it towards covers this time.
4.2 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Fuller and around off, Gill drives it handsomely but for no runs as it goes straight to the mid off fielder.
4.1 : Pat Cummins to Shubman Gill, Length and around off, Gill just clips it towards the square leg region and takes a couple now.
3.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Shortish and around off, Rohit defends it towards mid on.
3.5 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, This time Gill will take three. Full ball on the pads, he flicks it through mid-wicket. This time the deep square leg fielder does the mop up work. Three taken.
3.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Gill is up and running too! Shortish and outside off, he forces it in the gap between point and gully. The gully fielder gives it a chase and returns the ball to the keeper. By that time, Gill takes two.
3.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length ball just outside off, Gill punches it straight to the cover fielder.
3.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Shortish and around off, Rohit pushes it to the left of point fielder and calls for a quick single.
3.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Rohit Sharma, Good length and around off and middle, pushed towards mid on.
2.6 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, First run on the morning! This one keeps a little low. A length ball just outside off, Rohit looks to defend but the ball keeps low. The ball goes off the inner half and goes on the leg side. They cross for a single.
2.5 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Shortish and around off, pushed towards point.
2.4 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Around off on a length, Rohit blocks it nicely.
2.3 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Good length and just outside off, Rohit is solid in defense.
2.2 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Length ball around off, pushed towards mid off.
0.0 : Who will it be from the other end to start? Pat Cummins to bowl now.
2.1 : Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, A back of a length ball around off and middle to begin from Cummins. Rohit works it towards short leg.
1.6 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, A length ball around middle and leg, Gill tucks it towards mid on calmly.
1.5 : We are all set to begin the final day of this Test as Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill stride out to the middle. The Australian players are out in the middle too. Josh Hazlewood will finish off his over from overnight with one ball remaining.  98 overs to be bowled, India need 324 more for a win, Australia need 10 wickets. Here we go...
India played just 11 balls before the rain arrived to steal away any further possibility of play on Day 4. Still needing 324 runs for a win. What will be India's approach? If they win or draw they will keep the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. What about Australia's mindset? The 5th-day blunder of Sydney would be fresh in their memory as they would look for a win here and extend their dominance at the 'Gabba.
Coming to this Test, Day 4 saw a rain-marred last session but before that Australia unleashed their killer instincts with Warner and Harris going bonkers. Though both fell in quick succession, Smith continued his work as Labuschagne the centurion from the first innings departed for 25 as Wade followed him soon.
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
Right! That's all the action from Day 4 And, in the days when we are seeing Tests getting wrapped up in 3 or 4 days, another Test in this series is going to Day 5. And to make things interesting, we still have the possibility of all three results. So, bring it on, Day 5. The action will begin at 0930 local (2330 GMT PREVIOUS DAY). Join us for all the action on Day 5 then. For now, we bid you goodbye. Take care!
You got to credit the Indians again. They were pushed against the walls early on with Warner and Harris looking in full swing. Thakur provided the breakthrough and Sundar got better of Warner quickly. Before Labuschagne could play a big knock, his little cameo was cut short but a jaffa from Siraj who sent Wade packing in the same over. Siraj also removed well-set Smith for 55. However, it was more about Shardul in the 2nd session as he kept things tight at his end and got a couple of wickets too
It started with Warner and Harris going bang, bang! They added brisk runs and put the inexperienced Indian bowlers under pressure. However, they bounced back with quick wickets as Harris and Warner were removed in back-to-back overs. Labuschagne too fell after playing a few good strokes. Smith, continued his good form and scored a fine half ton before getting dismissed. Green and Paine too played handy knocks before the rain arrived. We eventually returned for the final session after a brief del
The Indians came to bat for 1.5 overs. Rohit and Gill negotiated that without any trouble before rain revisited the Gabba and forced an early end to the day.
And the final word has come! It is Stumps on Day 4! It looks like the rain has settled in for a long innings at the moment and seeing that the umpires have decided to call it over for the day. But a superb day of cricket nonetheless.
Update 1650 local (0650 GMT) - It continues to rain! Don't think we are getting any more play here on Day 4. Final words awaited.
Update 1636 local (0636 GMT) - And the rain has become heavier again. And off we go as the groundsmen come quickly to cover the wicket. Looks really overcast at the moment. This should be the end of day's play as we wait for the official word.
Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length and around off, Gill watches it carefully as the balls goes past he off pole and into the mitts of Paine.
1.4 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length ball around off, pushed towards mid on.
1.3 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Length and around off, Gill blocks it to the mid on region off the back foot.
1.2 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Fuller and just outside off, moving away. Gill offers no shot.
0.6 : Who will share the attack with Mitchell Starc? Josh Hazlewood it will be from the other end.
1.1 : Josh Hazlewood to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and around off and middle, Gill pushes it towards mid on.
0.6 : Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Fullish and around off, Rohit is solid in defense.
0.54 : Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Shot! Glorious shot from Rohit to get underway! Full and wide outside off, Rohit leans into the shot and creams it through the cover region. It raced to the fence.
0.4 : Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Another one outside off, angling away. Rohit makes another leave.
0.1 : The chase is on. Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill walk out to he middle. Starc to start to the proceedings with the ball for Australia. 328 is what India need.
0.3 : Slight drizzle in the air...
Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and wider outside off, Rohit lets it go to the keeper.
0.2 : Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Shortish and just outside off, Rohit keeps it out.
0.1 : Mitchell Starc to Rohit Sharma, Shortish and around off to begin from Starc. Rohit stsys back to block.