IND vs AUS 4th Test: Depleted India is facing Australia (IND vs AUS) in the fourth and the final Test at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane. Mayank Agarwal, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, and T Natarajan all come into the Indian side, while Australia makes one change, with Marcus Harris replacing opener Will Pucovski. The hosts have won the toss and have opted to bat first. After losing both openers cheaply, Australia are digging out reasonably well. Australia are 215/5 in their first innings after opted to bat first at Gabba on Day 1.
During the match, when Team India vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on the field, the substitute fieldsmen Prithvi Shaw has thrown the ball directly at Rohit's body and after the incident, he has been trolled on social media platforms. Though the good sign for Team India is that no harm was done. Shaw threw the ball with full force but luckily, Rohit managed to defend himself. The Hitman, however, was not at all amused with the throw from Shaw and his reaction made it very clear.
Marnus Labuschagne and former Australian captain Steve Smith set the ton upfront by adding a crucial 70-run stand for the third wicket. After Smith's dismissal, the new-comer Mathew Wade along with Labuschagne trying to target Indian pacers at a brisk rate especially post-tea break and the duo put a fine 113-run stand for the 4th wicket as well.
Debutant T Natarajan hits the ball in right areas and nipped both Aussie batters though. The rookie batsman Marnus Labuschagne notched a glitzy hundred and brings up his 5th Test century, the first against India. But dismissed for 108 off 204 studded with nine boundaries.
Ajinkya Rahane led Team India needs to be tight and force mistakes and will be hoping to bounce back as soon as possible. Labuschagne and Wade are looking for singles and boundaries to take psychological advantage over the visitors.