IND vs AUS 4th Test Live: India lost its New-wall, eyeing for improbable chase at Gabba

IND vs AUS 4th Test: India needs under 100 runs to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy while the hosts need 6 more wickets on the final day. Agarwal joins Pant now as India is aiming for the record-breaking chase at Gabba.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 19, 2021 12:00 IST
IND vs AUS 4th Test Live: India lost its New-wall, eyeing for improbable chase at Gabba
Pujara and Shubman Gill guide India to record-breaking chase

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 5: The fourth and final Test between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is in progress at the Gabba. Chasing a stiff 328, India lost Rohit Sharma early but after Hitman's fall, both Indian batsmen Shubman Gill and Mr. dependent Cheteshwar Pujara set the tone for India by adding a ton partnership as the visitors taking control on the final day of the Gabba Test. Now, India needs under 100 runs to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy while the hosts need 6 more wickets from hereon.

India's new-wall Cheteshwar Pujara and southpaw Rishabh Pant toying with Aussie pacers in the final tour game. Earlier, the emerging talented batsmen Shubman Gill scored a career-defying knock of 91, though missed out his maiden ton by just 9 runs, Pujara notched another steller fifty and departs just after that on 56 as India lost another big fish.

Rishabh Pant also gets his eyes onto the crease and the southpaw put a decent 61-run stand with Pujara for the 4th wicket. Cummins impressed most among Aussie bowlers and grabbed three key wickets including the Wall. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal joins Pant now as India is aiming for the record-breaking chase at Gabba.

Earlier, rain played spoilsport on Day 4 of the Brisbane Test but the final day saw both teams fighting it out in the middle of the Gabba. Australia were successful in removing 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma upfront but Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara held their ground, helping India continue chasing the 328 they need for a win.

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India out bowled for 336 in the first innings, thanks to Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur's record-breaking 123-run stand as they chased Australia’s first innings' total of 369. Shardul contributing 67 while Sundar scored a steller 62. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood took a five-wicket haul while Starc and Cummins picked a couple of wickets.