By Puneet Chaudhary - March 13, 2023
Ahmedabad4 hours ago
The fourth day of the fourth Test in India-Australia was completely named after India. After 1205 days, India scored 571 runs in the first innings with the help of Virat Kohli’s century in the Test. Virat scored 186 runs and Team India got a lead of 91 runs. In response, Australia scored 3 runs without loss in their second innings.
Opening batsman Travis Head (3*) and night watchman Matthew Kuhneman (0*) are at the crease. The team is still trailing by 88 runs. The fifth day’s play will start at 9:30 am at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 90 overs will be bowled on the last day. India is leading 2-1 in the Test series, if the Test is a draw then India will win the series.
Kohli’s century after 1205 days
Kohli last scored his 27th Test century against Bangladesh on 23 November 2019. This is his 28th Test century. Now Kohli has 75 international centuries in his name. He has scored 28 in Tests, 46 in ODIs and one century in T20 Internationals.
Check India-Australia 4th Test score card
Umesh Yadav was run out without playing a single ball. He ran for two runs on Virat Kohli’s call, but lost his wicket due to a direct throw from the outfield. Ravichandran Ashwin was dismissed by Nathan Lyon after scoring 7 runs.
Akshar hit 4 sixes
Akshar Patel was bowled by Mitchell Starc after scoring 79 runs. He hit 4 sixes in his innings and shared a 162-run partnership with Virat for the sixth wicket. The fifth wicket fell in the form of Shrikar Bharat. He got out after scoring 44 runs. He was caught by Nathan Lyon at the hands of Peter Handscomb. Bharat shared an 84-run partnership with Kohli. Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja got out after scoring 23 runs. Jadeja shared a 64-run partnership with Kohli on 170 balls.
India finished the innings at 289/3 on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Earlier, Australia scored 480 runs in the first innings.
Iyer’s back pain, sent for scan
Shreyas Iyer has lower back pain. He has been sent for the scan. Hence, Bharat is sent in place of Iyer. He did not come out to bat in India’s first innings.
Team India’s wickets fell like this
See the thrill of the fourth day of the Ahmedabad Test in pictures
Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja shared a 64-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Australian players celebrate after dismissing Ravindra Jadeja.
Now see the thrill of the match day by day
Gill’s 5th international century in 3 months, Rohit completes 17 thousand runs
Team India completely dominated on the third day. In response to Australia’s 480 runs in the first innings, the team scored 289 runs at the loss of 3 wickets. Shubman Gill (128 runs) scored his second Test century and his first Test century in India. Gill has scored 5th international century this year.
Centenary Shubman Gill made three half-century partnerships on the top order. He shared 74 runs with Rohit, 113 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara and 58 runs with Kohli. Apart from Gill, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has completed 17 thousand runs in international cricket. He became the sixth Indian batsman to do so. At the same time, Virat Kohli scored Fifty in Test after 8 matches, 15 innings and 14 months. third day’s play
Indian innings partnerships in the next graphic
Watch the second day’s play here…
Australia all out for 480 in the first innings. Amazing batting of Khawaja-Green
The second day of the match was in the name of Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green. Khawaja was dismissed for 180, while Green scored 114. On his own, Australia scored 480 runs in the first innings. Ravichandran Ashwin took the maximum 6 wickets from India.
Till stumps, India had scored 36 runs without loss. Captain Rohit Sharma 17 and Shubman Gill returned unbeaten on a personal score of 18 runs on the third day. read second day’s play
Now see the important partnerships of the Australian innings in the graphic
Watch the first day’s game from here…
Australia’s strong start
The Australian team got off to a strong start on the first day. The team has scored 255 runs for four wickets on the first day. Opener Usman Khawaja returned unbeaten on 104 and Cameron Green on 49. Captain Steve Smith 38, Travis Head 32, Peter Handscomb 17 and Marnus Labushen were dismissed for 3 runs.
For India, Mohammed Shami took maximum 2 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin got 1-1 wickets. read full news
Playing XI of both the teams
India : Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Shrikar Bharat (WK), Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
Australia : Steve Smith (c), Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy and Matthew Kuhnemann.