AUS vs IND 4th Test Day 3 Highlights: Day 3: Stumps - Australia lead by 54 runs
AUS - 369 & 21/0 (David Warner 20, Marcus Harris 1*)
IND - 336/10 (Shardul Thakur 67, Washington Sundar 62, Josh Hazelwood 5/57)
The series-decider fourth Test between India and Australia is being played at Gabba in Brisbane. Chasing a stiff total, Team India out bowled for 336 in the first innings, thanks to Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur's record-breaking partnership for the seventh wickets. At one stage, India was trembling at 186/6, but the match-defining stand among these have ensured that the visitors are right back in the game. A couple of hours of Warner in the middle and this lead could gallop to 54 without any wicket. David Warner remains unbeaten on 20 while Harris is playing for a solitary run at the Stumps on Day 3.
A day to remember for debut Washington Sundar and new-comer Shardul Thakur, still Australia have a slight advantage at the end of the day. The hosts take a 33-run lead, though it could have been a bigger lead, if not for the 123-run stand between Sundar and Thakur. They came in at 186/6 and then put some of their better bats into shame - with a display of conviction, determination, and focus.
Shardul notched his first Test fifty and played a glitzy knock (67 off 115) with nine fours and a couple of biggies. While Sundar also hits his maiden Test half-ton on debut and he departs after scoring a steller 62-run knock, comprising 7 fours and a six. Rohit Sharam also chipped in with a fine 44 with six fours but gone on day two.
The Indian middle-order batsmen notched their respective half-centuries before Pat Cummins found a way past Shardul's inside edge. Sundar fell trying to push the score up and India bowled out for 336. Josh Hazlewood picked up another fifer and he finished with 5/57 in his spell.
Earlier, Australia bowled out for 369 in their first innings. the rookie right-handed batsman Labuschagne notched his 5th Test century (108 off 204), including 9 fours. Skipper Tim Paine scored a glitzy 50 and put a decent partnership along with Cameron Green to propelled the hosts to a stiff total. T Natarajan, Thakur, and Sundar all impressed and picked three wickets each for India.