AUS vs IND 4th Test: Sundar & Thakur keep the Aussie in Check on Day 3, India past 300-run mark

AUS vs IND 4th Test: Shardul Thakur and debutant Washington Sundar have put the Aussies under the pressure by putting an unbreakable 100+ partnership, the highest by an India pair for the seventh wicket in Tests at the Gabba.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 17, 2021 11:41 IST
AUS vs IND 4th Test: Sundar & Thakur keep the Aussie in Check on Day 3, India past 300-run mark
Sundar and Thakur put an unbeatable 100+ stand for the seventh wicket

IND vs AUS Gabba Test Highlights: Day 3: 2nd Session - India trail by 62 runs

Brief score: AUS - 369 All-out (Labushagne 108, Paine 50; Natarajan 3/78, Sundar 3/89)

IND - 307/6 (101 overs) (Thakur 65* Sundar 54* Hazelwood 3/43, Lyon 1/59)

Depleted India is battling with Australia (AUS vs IND) in the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar series at 'The Gabba' in Brisbane. Ajinkaya Rahhane Team India will be the happier side after losing some quick wickets in the middle phase during their first innings. In reply to AUS's 369, India resumes day three on 68/2, lost skipper Rahane rather quickly, and Mayank Agarwal chasing a ball that was too far from the stumps. Pant also departs after playing a cameo but unable to replicate that SCG masterclass, and it did seem like the visitors were dead and buried. The deficit is now less than 70.

The duo of Shardul Thakur and debutant Washington Sundar landed on Australian shores as net bowlers. The partnership between Sundar and Thakur is worth 100+ runs – the highest by an India pair for the 7th wicket in Tests at the Gabba. The duo takes India to 292/6 on day three by negotiating more than 15 overs with the new ball against the ruthless Aussie pace attacks.

Although Shardul Thakur hurt his index finger, yes, another injury but India's motto on this tour is "Never Say Die". Now, both lower-order Indian batters Thakur and Sundar will need to step up and bail the team out of trouble because India will have to bat in the 4th innings.

Earlier, Opted to bat first, Australia bowled out for 338 in their first innings. Marnus Labuschagne notched his 5th Test century (108 off 204), comprising 9 boundaries. Aussie skipper Tim Paine also scored a glitzy 50 and put a decent partnership along with Cameron Green to propelled the hosts to a stiff total. The trio of T Natarajan, Thakur, and Sundar all impressed and picked 3 wickets each for India.