IND vs AUS 4th Test highlights: India creates history, wins series 2-1

Ajinkya Rahane leads team India at victory march at The Gabba, Brisbane. Photo: @ICC
A fearless India, driven by its courageous youngsters, pulled of an exhilarating three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth Test to claim the series 2-1 and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at The Gabba on Tuesday.

Resuming at four for none on the final day, India overhauled the target with 18 balls to spare in a match that went down to the wire.

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Rishabh Pant led the chase with his aggressive yet mature unbeaten 89 while Shubman Gill scored 91.

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Cheteshwar Pujara enduring many a painful blows on his body in his dogged 56-run knock that he raised with a 211-ball vigil.

Australia had won the pink-ball Adelaide Test while India struck back with victory in Melbourne. The third Test in Sydney had ended in a draw.

India had won a historic Test series Down Under two years back and now the team is cherishing back-to-back series victory.

The visitors had lost the ODI series before winning the T20 series that preceded the Test rubber.

At the start, India lost experienced vice captain Rohit Sharma (7) early but young Gill rose to the occasion with an impressive knock that kept India in the hunt as Pujara dug heels on the other end.

Rahane did try to build on the good start with his short but attacking 24-run knock before his sift dismissal.

With Pant's ability to strike the ball at brisk pace, India always had a chance to got for the kill.

Pant pulled off some breathtaking cover drives off Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in the final session though he benefitted from missed stumping chance.

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India 2nd innings scorecard

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rohit Sharma c Paine b Hazlewood 7 19 1 0
Shubman Gill c Smith b Paine 91 146 8 2
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Cummins 56 211 7 0
Ajinkya Rahane c Paine b Cummins 24 22 1 1
Rishabh Pant not out 89 138 8 2
Mayank Agarwal c Wade b Cummins 9 15 1 0
Washington Sundar b Lyon 22 29 2 1
Shardul Thakur c Lyon b Hazlewood 2 3 0 0
Navdeep Saini not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 329-7 in 97 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 16 0 75 0
Josh Hazlewood 22 5 74 1
Pat Cummins 24 10 55 4
Cameron Green 3 1 10 0
Nathan Lyon 31 7 85 2
Marnus Labuschagne 1 0 4 0

Australia 2nd innings scorecard

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Marcus Harris c Pant b Shardul 38 82 8 0
David Warner lbw b Sundar 48 75 6 0
Marnus Labuschagne c Rohit b Siraj 25 22 5 0
Steve Smith c Rahane b Siraj 55 74 7 0
Mathew Wade c Pant b Siraj 0 3 0 0
Cameron Green c Rohit b Shardul 37 90 3 0
Tim Paine c Pant b Shardul 27 37 3 0
Pat Cummins not out 28 851 2 1
Mitchell Starc c Saini b Siraj 1 4 0 0
Nathan Lyon c Mayank b Shardul 13 10 0 1
Josh Hazlewood c Shardul b Siraj 9 11 2 0
Total: 294-10 in 75.5 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mohammed Siraj 19.5 5 73 5
T Natarajan 14 4 41 0
Washington Sundar 18 1 80 1
Shardul Thakur 19 2 61 4
Navdeep Saini 5 1 32 0

India first innings scorecard

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rohit Sharma c Starc b Lyon 44 74 6 0
Shubman Gill c smith b Cummins 7 15 1 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c Paine b Hazlewood 25 94 2 0
Ajinkya Rahane c Wade b Starc 37 93 3 0
Mayank Agarwal c Smith b Hazlewood 38 75 3 1
Rishabh Pant c Green b Hazlewood 23 29 2 0
Washington Sundar c Green b Starc 62 144 7 0
Shardul Thakur b Cummins 67 115 9 2
Navdeep Saini c Smith b Hazlewood 5 14 1 0
Mohammed Siraj b Hazlewood 13 10 2 0
T Natarajan not out 1 9 0 0
Total: 336-10 in 111.4 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 23 3 88 2
Josh Hazlewood 24.4 6 57 5
Pat Cummins 27 5 94 2
Cameron Green 8 1 20 0
Nathan Lyon 28 9 65 1
Marnus Labuschagne 1 1 0 0

Australia 1st innings scorecard

 
Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
David Warner c Rohit b Siraj 1 4 0 0
Marcus Harris c Sundar b Shardul 5 23 0 0
Marnus Labuschagne c Pant b Natarajan 108 204 9 0
Steve Smith c Rohit b Sundar 36 77 5 0
Mathew Wade c Thakur b Natarajan 45 87 6 0
Cameron Green b Sundar 47 107 6 0
Tim Paine c Rohit b Shardul 50 104 6 0
Pat Cummins lbw b Shardul 2 8 0 0
Mitchell Starc not out 20 35 0 1
Nathan Lyon b Sundar 24 22 4 0
Josh Hazlewood b Natarajan 11 27 2 0
Total: 369-10 in 115.2 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mohammed Siraj 28 10 77 1
T Natarajan 24.2 3 78 3
Shardul Thakur 24 6 94 3
Navdeep Saini 7.5 2 21 0
Washington Sundar 31 6 89 3
Rohit Sharma 0.1 0 1 0

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India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5: India wins series 2-1

India makes a stunning back in the four-match series after getting bundled out for its lowest Test score in the first Test match. A Kohli-less India beat Australia in the second Test to level the series while save the third Test after playing 131 Overs in the 4th innings.

India beats Australia in the 4th test as the visitors chased down 328 runs.

Day 5 key highlights
 
  • Over 17.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Wilson, Batsman - Pujara (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Drinks: India - 44/1 in 20.0 overs (Shubman Gill 35, Pujara 2)
  • India: 50 runs in 22.1 overs (133 balls), Extras 0
  • Shubman Gill: 50 off 90 balls (5 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 141 balls (Shubman Gill 44, Pujara 6, Ex 0)
  • Lunch: India - 83/1 in 38.0 overs (Shubman Gill 64, Pujara 8)
  • India: 100 runs in 41.4 overs (251 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 225 balls (Shubman Gill 77, Pujara 19, Ex 8)
  • Drinks: India - 132/2 in 48.2 overs (Pujara 26, Rahane 0)
  • Over 49.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Wilson, Batsman - Pujara (Struck down)
  • India: 150 runs in 53.6 overs (326 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: India - 183/3 in 63.0 overs (Pujara 43, Pant 10)
  • India: 200 runs in 70.6 overs (428 balls), Extras 12
  • CA Pujara: 50 off 196 balls (7 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (Pujara 15, Pant 31, Ex 4)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Over 80.2: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - Oxenford, Batsman - Pujara (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • India: 250 runs in 83.3 overs (504 balls), Extras 21
  • RR Pant: 50 off 100 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: India - 259/4 in 85.0 overs (Pant 51, Agarwal 9)
  • Over 86.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Oxenford, Batsman - Agarwal (Struck down)
  • India: 300 runs in 93.5 overs (566 balls), Extras 25
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (Pant 20, Washington Sundar 22, Ex 8) 
Winning moment for India


IND vs AUS live score after 97 Overs: 329-7 | India wins

Over Summary: 4 1 2 W 0 4 ; India 2nd innings: 329-7  ; Rishabh Pant (89), Shardul Thakur (0); India wins

Hazlewood continues...

Pant pulls the first ball awkwardly towards deep fine leg for FOUR and goes fancy biggies off the next, manages only top edge, collects a single.

Shardul Thakur clips the 3rd ball towards deep fine leg for a couple of runs. Shardul tries to flick on the leg side, gets a top edge and Lyon completes the catch. Thakur c Lyon b Hazlewood 2(3)

Navdeep Saini, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Pant hits the last ball down the ground for FOUR and wins the match for India. A historic win for India. 

IND vs AUS live score after 96 Overs: 318-6 | Overs left: 4

Over Summary: 1 1 0 3 W ; India 2nd innings: 318-6  ; Rishabh Pant (80), Shardul Thakur (0); India needs 10 runs to win

Lyon continues...

Pant gets a thick outside edge to deep point for a single while Sundar hits the second ball towards sweeper cover for a single.

Pant tries to cut the third ball but misses. Pant slog sweeps the 4th ball towards deep mid-wicket for three runs. 

Sundar tries to play a fancy reverse sweeps, played onto the STUMPS, GONE. Washington Sundar b Lyon 22(29) [4s-2 6s-1]

Shardul Thakur, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the last ball of the 

IND vs AUS live score after 95 Overs: 313-5 | Overs left: 5

Over Summary: 2 2 1 L4 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 313-5  ; Rishabh Pant (76), Washington Sundar (21); India needs 15 runs to win

Josh Hazlewood [20.0-5-58-0] is back into the attack and Pant dabs towards cover, calls for a single gets another thanks to over throws.

Pant works the second ball towards backward square leg and collects a couple of runs.

Pant collects a single off the third ball towards backward square leg.

Sundar collects FOUR leg byes for India while blocks the 5th delivery.

Hazlewood beats Sundar outside off to end the over.


 

IND vs AUS live score after 94 Overs: 304-5 | Overs left: 6

Over Summary: 0 4 4 1 B4 2 ; India 2nd innings: 304-5  ; Rishabh Pant (71), Washington Sundar (21); India needs 24 runs to win

Lyon continues...

Pant leaves the first ball alone while paddles sweeps towards deep fine leg for FOUR.

Pant sweeps the 3rd ball towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR while collects a single off the 4th ball.

Tim Paine fails to collect the ball, FOUR BYES for India. Sundar drives the last ball towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs. 

IND vs AUS live score after 93 Overs: 289-5 | Overs left: 7

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 6 4 ; India 2nd innings: 289-5  ; Rishabh Pant (62), Washington Sundar (19); India needs 39 runs to win

Cummins continues and Pant collects a single off the second delivery.

Sundar hoicks the short delivery towards deep fine leg for SIX. Sundar swings hard gets a top edge over slip corden for FOUR. 

IND vs AUS live score after 92 Overs: 278-5 | Overs left: 8

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 1 1 ; India 2nd innings: 278-5  ; Rishabh Pant (61), Washington Sundar (9); India needs 50 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes three singles. 

IND vs AUS live score after 91 Overs: 275-5 | Overs left: 9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 275-5  ; Rishabh Pant (59), Washington Sundar (8); India needs 53 runs to win

Cummins continues and Sundar cuts the first ball towards point, Lyon makes a brilliant fielding effort to save a certain boundary.

It is a MAIDEN over as Cummins bowls with great line and length.

IND vs AUS live score after 90 Overs: 275-5 | Overs left: 10

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 275-5  ; Rishabh Pant (59), Washington Sundar (8); India needs 53 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs AUS live score after 89 Overs: 273-5 | Overs left: 11

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 4 0 ; India 2nd innings: 273-5  ; Rishabh Pant (58), Washington Sundar (7); India needs 55 runs to win

Cummins continues and concedes six runs, including a boundary, to Sundar. 

IND vs AUS live score after 88 Overs: 267-5 | Overs left: 12

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 267-5  ; Rishabh Pant (58), Washington Sundar (1); India needs 61 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs AUS live score after 87 Overs: 265-5; Mayank departs | Overs left: 13

Over Summary: 0 0 0 W 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 265-5  ; Rishabh Pant (57), Washington Sundar (0); India needs 63 runs to win

Cummins continues and gets the wicket of Mayank Agarwal, who plays a mindless shot an uppish extra cover drive, manages only to find the fielder, GONE. Agarwal c Wade b Cummins 9(15) [4s-1]

Washington Sundar, left handed bat, comes to the crease and defends the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 86 Overs: 265-4 | Overs left: 14

Over Summary: 0 2 4 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 265-4  ; Rishabh Pant (57), Mayank Agarwal (9); India needs 63 runs to win

Last hour of play begins

Nathan Lyon [25.0-7-56-1] is back into the attack and Pant works towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs while sweeps the 3rd ball towards deep fine leg for FOUR.

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Partnership between Pant and Agarwal: 31(29)
Last Wkt: Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Cummins 56(211) - 228/4 in 80.2 ov.
Ovs Left: 15
Last 10 overs: 41 runs, 1 wkts

 India needs 69 runs to win.

IND vs AUS live score after 85 Overs: 259-4 | Overs left: 15

Over Summary: 0 1 4 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 259-4  ; Rishabh Pant (51), Mayank Agarwal (8); India needs 69 runs to win

Cummins continues and Pant collects a single off the second ball. Mayank punches the next ball straight down the ground for FOUR.

Mayank Agarwal sees off the remaining deliveries. 

IND vs AUS live score after 84 Overs: 254-4 | Overs left: 16

Over Summary: 0 0 N 3 1 0 1 ; India 2nd innings: 254-4  ; Rishabh Pant (50), Mayank Agarwal (4); India needs 74 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and Pant drives the third ball towards deep extra cover for three runs while collects off the last ball to bring up his 50. 

IND vs AUS live score after 83 Overs: 248-4 | Overs left: 17

Over Summary: 0 2 0 4 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 248-4  ; Rishabh Pant (46), Mayank Agarwal (4); India needs 80 runs to win

Cummins continues and Pant punches the second ball of the over towards long-off for a couple of runs.

Pant leaves the third ball alone while plays a cover drive off the 4th delivery for FOUR.

Pant tucks the 5th ball of the over towards mid-wicket for a single.

Cummins beats Mayank Agarwal outside off.

WATCH: How Pujara gets out after marathon innings

 

IND vs AUS live score after 82 Overs: 241-4 | Overs left: 18

Over Summary: 0 0 B4 4 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 241-4  ; Rishabh Pant (39), Mayank Agarwal (4); India needs 87 runs to win

Josh Hazlewood [18.0-5-47-0] is back into the attack and Pant plays an superb cover drive for FOUR. Australia also gifts India 4 leg byes as Hazlewood strays down the leg side and Paine fails to collect the ball.

IND vs AUS live score after 81 Overs: 232-4 | Overs left: 19

Over Summary: 0 W 0 0 2 2 ; India 2nd innings: 232-4  ; Rishabh Pant (34), Mayank Agarwal (4); India needs 96 runs to win

Pat Cummins [17.0-8-22-2] is back into the attack and Pujara defends the first two balls.

Cummins nip back in one and Pujara fails to put bat on ball, there is a loud appeal for LBW and umpire raises the finger. Pujara takes REVIEW, wicket's hitting is umpire's call. India retains its review but Pujara departs. Pujara lbw b Cummins 56(211) [4s-7]

Mayank Agarwal, right handed bat, comes to the crease and punches last two balls of the over down the ground for two DOUBLEs. 
 

Australia takes second new ball

Partnership between Pujara and Pant: 61(140)
Last Wkt: Ajinkya Rahane c Paine b Cummins 24(22) - 167/3 in 56.5 ov.
Ovs Left: 19.5
Last 10 overs: 34 runs, 0 wkts

IND vs AUS live score after 80 Overs: 228-3 | Overs left: 20

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 228-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (56), Rishabh Pant (34); India needs 100 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes a sinle to Pujara. Pant blocks the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 79 Overs: 227-3 | Overs left: 21

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 3 0 ; India 2nd innings: 227-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (55), Rishabh Pant (34); India needs 103 runs to win

Starc continues and Pujara collects three runs off the 5th delivery. 

IND vs AUS live score after 78 Overs: 224-3 | Overs left: 22

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 224-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (52), Rishabh Pant (34); India needs 106 runs to win

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pant.

IND vs AUS live score after 77 Overs: 224-3 | Overs left: 23

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 L4 ; India 2nd innings: 224-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (52), Rishabh Pant (34); India needs 106 runs to win

Starc continues and concedes five runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 76 Overs: 219-3 | Overs left: 24

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; India 2nd innings: 219-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (52), Rishabh Pant (33); India needs 111 runs to win

Nathan Lyon [22.0-6-54-1] is back into the attack and Pant collects a single off the last ball.

IND vs AUS live score after 75 Overs: 218-3 | Overs left: 25

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; India 2nd innings: 218-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (52), Rishabh Pant (32); India needs 112 runs to win

Mitchell Starc [13.0-0-70-0] is back into the attack and Pant collects a single off the last delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 74 Overs: 217-3 | Overs left: 26

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 217-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (52), Rishabh Pant (31); India needs 113 runs to win

Marnus Labuschagne, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and Pujara cuts the second ball towards deep backward point for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 73 Overs: 213-3 | Overs left: 27

Over Summary: 0 2 1 0 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 213-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (48), Rishabh Pant (31); India needs 117 runs to win

Lyon continues and Pant blocks the first while hits the second towards extra cover for a couple of runs.

Pant cuts towards backward point for a single.

Pujara pads the 4th ball while hits towards mid-on for a single. Pant leaves the last ball alone to end the over.

IND vs AUS live score after 72 Overs: 209-3

Over Summary: 1 4 0 1 1 1 ; India 2nd innings: 209-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (47), Rishabh Pant (28); India needs 121 runs to win

Mitchell Starc [12.0-0-62-0] is back into the attack and Puraja steers towards deep point for an easy single.

Pant cuts the second ball towards deep backward point for FOUR. Three singles to end the over.

IND vs AUS live score after 71 Overs: 201-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 6 ; India 2nd innings: 201-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (44), Rishabh Pant (23); India needs 127 runs to win

Lyon continues and Pujara collects a single off the third ball.

Pant dances down the track off the last ball and wallopes over mid-on for SIX.

IND vs AUS live score after 70 Overs: 194-3

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 194-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (44), Rishabh Pant (16); India needs 134 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and Pujara collects a single off the first ball.

Pant sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 69 Overs: 193-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 B4 ; India 2nd innings: 193-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (16); India needs 135 runs to win

Lyon continues and Pant blocks the first five deliverues while goes for a biggie off the last ball but misses and so does Paine, FOUR BYES.

IND vs AUS live score after 68 Overs: 189-3

Over Summary: 0 2 3 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 189-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (16); India needs 139 runs to win

Hazlewood continues...

Pant defends the first ball while punches the next towards cover for a couple of runs.

Pant pulls the 3rd ball towards deep square leg for three runs.

Cheteshwar Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 67 Overs: 184-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 184-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (11); India needs 144 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes a single to Pant.

IND vs AUS live score after 66 Overs: 183-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 183-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (10); India needs 145 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and bowls a MAIDEN over Cheteshwar Pujara. 

IND vs AUS live score after 65 Overs: 183-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 183-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (10); India needs 145 runs to win

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rishabh Pant.

IND vs AUS live score after 64 Overs: 183-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 183-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (10); India needs 145 runs to win

Hazlewood bowls the first over after tea and it is a MAIDEN over.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 live match updates

Post-tea session begins

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5: IND 183-3 at tea, needs 145 runs to win

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 5, session 2 key highlights

Partnership between Pujara and Pant: 16(37)
Last Wkt: Ajinkya Rahane c Paine b Cummins 24(22) - 167/3 in 56.5 ov.
Ovs Left: 37
Last 10 overs: 35 runs, 1 wkts
  • India: 100 runs in 41.4 overs (251 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 225 balls (Shubman Gill 77, CA Pujara 19, Ex 8)
  • Drinks: India - 132/2 in 48.2 overs (CA Pujara 26, AM Rahane 0)
  • Over 49.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - P Wilson, Batsman - CA Pujara (Struck down)
  • India: 150 runs in 53.6 overs (326 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: India - 183/3 in 63.0 overs (CA Pujara 43, RR Pant 10)

Rahane's wicket


Shubman Gill's wicket
 

IND vs AUS live score after 63 Overs: 183-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 183-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (10); India needs 145 runs to win

Pat Cummins bowls the last over before tea...

Pant defends the first ball towards point while gets an inside edge off the next to the box. 

Pant blocks the 3rd and 4th ball from the crease.

Cummins beats Pant outside off while Pant blocks the last ball towards cover. And IT IS TEA on Day 5 and India keeps its hopes alive to win the match. 

IND vs AUS live score after 62 Overs: 183-3

Over Summary: 2 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 183-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (10); India needs 145 runs to win

Lyon continues and Pant dances down the track off the first ball and drives towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.

Pant collects a single towards sweeper cover off the 4th delivery.

Pujara sees off the remaining two deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 61 Overs: 180-3

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 1 ; India 2nd innings: 180-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (7); India needs 148 runs to win

Pat Cummins continues and Pant edges the second ball between second slip and gully for FOUR.

Pant pulls the last ball along the ground towards deep backward square leg for a single.

IND vs AUS live score after 60 Overs: 175-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 175-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (2); India needs 153 runs to win

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 59 Overs: 175-3

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 175-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (2); India needs 153 runs to win

Cummins continues and Pant collects a couple of runs off the third ball, completes 1000 Test runs for India.

IND vs AUS live score after 58 Overs: 173-3

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 0 4 ; India 2nd innings: 173-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (43), Rishabh Pant (0); India needs 155 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes six runs, including a boundary, to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 57 Overs: 167-3 | Cummins scalps Rahane

Over Summary: 1 0 0 3 W 0 ; India 2nd innings: 167-3  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (37), Rishabh Pant (0); India needs 161 runs to win

Pat Cummins [13.0-7-11-1] is back into the attack and Rahane works towards square leg for an easy single.

Pujara blocks next two while punches the 4th ball on backfoot towards covers for three runs.

Rahane tries the guide the short delivery over keeper but manages only an edge, Tim Paine completes the catch, GONE. He was playing too many shots. Rahane c Paine b Cummins 24(22) [4s-1 6s-1]

Now India may go for a draw but the next two batters are compulsive stroke players. 

And India is going for a win as Rishabh Pant is sent before Mayank.

Pant dabs the last ball towards gully for no run.

IND vs AUS live score after 56 Overs: 163-2

Over Summary: 6 1 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 163-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (34), Ajinkya Rahane (23); India needs 165 runs to win

Lyon continues and Rahane dances down the track off the first ball for SIX towards cow corner stands while collects a single off the next.

Pujara blocks the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 55 Overs: 156-2

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 156-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (34), Ajinkya Rahane (16); India needs 172 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and concedes three runs, including a double, to Rahane. 

IND vs AUS live score after 54 Overs: 153-2

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 4 ; India 2nd innings: 153-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (34), Ajinkya Rahane (13); India needs 175 runs to win

Lyon continues and Pujara smashes the last ball of the over towards deep square leg for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 53 Overs: 148-2

Over Summary: 4 1 4 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 148-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (30), Ajinkya Rahane (12); India needs 180 runs to win
 
Hazlewood continues and Rahane plays a square drive off the first ball, runs 4 while collects a single off the next.
 
Pujara tries to sway away from bumper but not able to put his bat away and the ball hits the edge of the bat, goes over slips for FOUR.
 
Pujara blocks the remaining deliveries. 

IND vs AUS live score after 52 Overs: 139-2

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 139-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (26), Ajinkya Rahane (7)

Lyon continues and concedes a single to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 51 Overs: 138-2

Over Summary: 4 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 138-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (26), Ajinkya Rahane (6)

Hazlewood continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary, to Rahane.

WATCH: Shubman Gill's wicket

An outstanding knock from Shubman Gill comes to an end on 91. The elegant batsman misses out on a maiden ton. He batted for 146 balls, hit 8x4, 2x6 and shared a 114-run stand with Pujara.


IND vs AUS live score after 50 Overs: 133-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 133-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (23), Ajinkya Rahane (1); India needs 197 runs to win

Lyon continues and Rahane collects a single off the first delivery.

Pujara blocks the remaining deliveries and there is a loud appeal for LBW against him but umpire remains unmoved. Paine takes REVIEW and the ball was missing the stumps. Australia loses its review. 

 

IND vs AUS live score after 49 Overs: 132-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 132-2  ; Shubman Gill (91), Cheteshwar Pujara (23); India needs 196 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cheteshwar Pujara. 

IND vs AUS live score after 48 Overs: 132-2 | Lyon scalps Gill

Over Summary: 1 0 3 0 0 W ; India 2nd innings: 132-2  ; Shubman Gill (91), Cheteshwar Pujara (23); India needs 196 runs to win

Nathan Lyon [9.0-3-15-0] is back into the attack and Gill clips towards square leg for an easy single.

Pujara hits towards deep backward square leg for three runs. 

Gill edges the last ball of the over to first slip and Smith completes the catch. GONE. Lyon breaks 114-run stand and gets his 398th Test wicket. Shubman Gill c Smith b Lyon 91(146) [4s-8 6s-2]

 

IND vs AUS live score after 47 Overs: 128-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 128-1  ; Shubman Gill (90), Cheteshwar Pujara (23); India needs 200 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and concedes a single to Shubman Gill, who moves to nervous 90s.

IND vs AUS live score after 46 Overs: 127-1 | Shubman Gill on fire

Over Summary:0 6 4 N4 1 0 4 ; India 2nd innings: 127-1  ; Shubman Gill (89), Cheteshwar Pujara (23); India needs 201 runs to win

Starc continues and Gill defends the first ball.

Starc follows by a short ball and Shubman Gill pulls it towards backward square leg stands for SIX. Gill cuts the 3rd ball towards deep backward point for FOUR.

Another short delivery and Shubman Gill pulls towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR. Gill collects a single off the 4th ball.

Cheteshwar Pujara cuts over gully fielder for FOUR. 20 runs came in this over.  

 

IND vs AUS live score after 45 Overs: 107-1

Over Summary:1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 107-1  ; Shubman Gill (74), Cheteshwar Pujara (19); India needs 221 runs to win

Josh Hazlewood [8.0-2-22-0] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 44 Overs: 106-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 106-1  ; Shubman Gill (73), Cheteshwar Pujara (19); India needs 222 runs to win

Starc continues from around the wicket and Pujara blocks the first three deliveries.

Starc goes over the wicket and bowls a short delivery outside off, Pujara upper-cuts it towards point boundary for FOUR.

Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 43 Overs: 102-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 B2 ; India 2nd innings: 102-1  ; Shubman Gill (73), Cheteshwar Pujara (15); India needs 226 runs to win

Cummins continues to pepper Shubman Gill with short deliveries and India gets two BYES off the last delivery as Tim Paine fails to collect the ball.

IND vs AUS live score after 42 Overs: 100-1

Over Summary: 0 1 0 4 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 100-1  ; Shubman Gill (73), Cheteshwar Pujara (15); India needs 228 runs to win

Starc continues and Shubman Gill collects a single off the second delivery. Pujara smashes the 4th ball outside off to point boundary for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 41 Overs: 95-1

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 95-1  ; Shubman Gill (72), Cheteshwar Pujara (11); India needs 233 runs to win

Cummins continues and Pujara collects a couple of runs off the second delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 40 Overs: 93-1

Over Summary: 0 4 2 0 1 1 ; India 2nd innings: 93-1  ; Shubman Gill (72), Cheteshwar Pujara (9); India needs 235 runs to win

Starc continues and Shubman Gill hammers towards cow corner for FOUR while gets a top edge off the 3rd but ball goes over backward square leg fielder for a couple of runs.

Pujara dabs the last ball towards gully for  a single.

IND vs AUS live score after 39 Overs: 85-1

Over Summary: 0 N 1 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 85-1  ; Shubman Gill (65), Cheteshwar Pujara (8); India needs 243 runs to win

Cummins continues and concedes two runs as he continues to pepper Shubman with a short deliveries.
 

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5: IND 83-1 at Lunch, needs 245 runs

Day 5 session 1 key highlights
  • Over 17.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Wilson, Batsman - Pujara (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Drinks: India - 44/1 in 20.0 overs (Shubman Gill 35, Pujara 2)
  • India: 50 runs in 22.1 overs (133 balls), Extras 0
  • Shubman Gill: 50 off 90 balls (5 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 141 balls (Shubman Gill 44, Pujara 6, Ex 0)
  • Lunch: India - 83/1 in 38.0 overs (Shubman Gill 64, Pujara 8)
Rohit's wicket



 

IND vs AUS live score after 38 Overs: 83-1

Over Summary: 0 6 1 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 83-1  ; Shubman Gill (64), Cheteshwar Pujara (8); India needs 245 runs to win

Starc continues...

Gill ducks under the first ball while cuts the second towards third man for SIX.

Starc continues to pepper with bumpers and Gill pulls the 3rd ball towards fine leg for a single.

Cheteshwar Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries. AND it is LUNCH on Day 5.

IND vs AUS live score after 37 Overs: 76-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 B4 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 76-1  ; Shubman Gill (57), Cheteshwar Pujara (8); India needs 250 runs to win

Cummins continues and concedes five runs, including 4 BYES. 

IND vs AUS live score after 36 Overs: 71-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 71-1  ; Shubman Gill (56), Cheteshwar Pujara (8); India needs 255 runs to win

Mitchell Starc [6.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Shubman Gill. 

IND vs AUS live score after 35 Overs: 70-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 70-1  ; Shubman Gill (55), Cheteshwar Pujara (8); India needs 256 runs to win

Cummins continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 34 Overs: 70-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 70-1  ; Shubman Gill (55), Cheteshwar Pujara (8); India needs 256 runs to win

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 33 Overs: 70-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 2 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 70-1  ; Shubman Gill (55), Cheteshwar Pujara (8); India needs 256 runs to win

Cummins continues and concedes a couple of runs to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 32 Overs: 68-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 0 ; India 2nd innings: 68-1  ; Shubman Gill (55), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Lyon continues and concedes a couple of runs to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 31 Overs: 66-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 66-1  ; Shubman Gill (53), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Pat Cummins [6.0-4-4-1] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cheteshwar Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 30 Overs: 66-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 66-1  ; Shubman Gill (53), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 29 Overs: 66-1 | Gill hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 2 0 3 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 66-1  ; Shubman Gill (53), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Hazlewood continues and Shubman Gill collects a couple of runs off the first ball to bring up his second Test FIFTY. 

Gill collects a triple off the third ball towards deep mid-wicket.

IND vs AUS live score after 28 Overs: 61-1

Over Summary: 4 1 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 61-1  ; Shubman Gill (48), Cheteshwar Pujara (6) ; India needs 267 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary, to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 27 Overs: 56-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 56-1  ; Shubman Gill (43), Cheteshwar Pujara (6) ; India needs 272 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and concedes a single to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 26 Overs: 55-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 55-1  ; Shubman Gill (41), Cheteshwar Pujara (6) ; India needs 273 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes a single to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 25 Overs: 54-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 54-1  ; Shubman Gill (41), Cheteshwar Pujara (6) ; India needs 274 runs to win

Josh Hazlewood [5.0-1-16-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 24 Overs: 54-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 54-1  ; Shubman Gill (41), Cheteshwar Pujara (6) ; India needs 274 runs to win

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Nathan Lyon.

IND vs AUS live score after 23 Overs: 54-1

Over Summary: 4 1 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 54-1  ; Shubman Gill (41), Cheteshwar Pujara (6) ; India needs 274 runs to win

Starc continues and Shubman Gill crunches the first ball towards cover-point region for FOUR while collects a single off the next.

IND vs AUS live score after 22 Overs: 49-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 49-1  ; Shubman Gill (36), Cheteshwar Pujara (6) ; India needs 279 runs to win

Lyon continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs AUS live score after 21 Overs: 47-1

Over Summary: 0 0 3 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 47-1  ; Shubman Gill (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (5) ; India needs 281 runs to win

Starc continues and concedes a triple to Cheteshwar Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 20 Overs: 44-1

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 44-1  ; Shubman Gill (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (2) ; India needs 284 runs to win

Lyon continues and Shubman Gill glances towards deep fine leg for FOUR.

Shubman Gill blocks the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 19 Overs: 40-1

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 40-1  ; Shubman Gill (31), Cheteshwar Pujara (2) ; India needs 288 runs to win

Starc continues and concedes a single to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 18 Overs: 39-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 39-1  ; Shubman Gill (30), Cheteshwar Pujara (2) ; India needs 289 runs to win

Nathan Lyon, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and  Gill collects a single off the 4th delivery towards mid-wicket.

There is a loud call for LBW against Pujara off the last delivery, umpire remains unmoved. Australia takes review and it is umpire's call as no shot was offered.

 

IND vs AUS live score after 17 Overs: 38-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 38-1  ; Shubman Gill (29), Cheteshwar Pujara (2) ; India needs 290 runs to win

Starc continues and concedes a single to Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 16 Overs: 37-1

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 3 0 ; India 2nd innings: 37-1  ; Shubman Gill (28), Cheteshwar Pujara (2) ; India needs 291 runs to win

Green continues and concedes seven runs, including a boundary, to Shubman Gill. 

IND vs AUS live score after 15 Overs: 30-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 2 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 30-1  ; Shubman Gill (21), Cheteshwar Pujara (2) ; India needs 298 runs to win

Mitchell Starc [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack and concedes three runs, including a double to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 14 Overs: 27-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 27-1  ; Shubman Gill (20), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) ; India needs 301 runs to win

Green bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 13 Overs: 27-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 27-1  ; Shubman Gill (20), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) ; India needs 301 runs to win

Cummins continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 12 Overs: 27-1

Over Summary: 3 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 27-1  ; Shubman Gill (20), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) ; India needs 301 runs to win

Cameron Green, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and Gill clips the first ball towards deep mid-wicket for three runs.

Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 11 Overs: 24-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 24-1  ; Shubman Gill (17), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) ; India needs 304 runs to win

Cummins continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cheteshwar Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 10 Overs: 24-1

Over Summary: 0 0 2 4 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 24-1  ; Shubman Gill (17), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) ; India needs 304 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and Shubman Gill flicks the third ball towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs while cuts the next towards deep backward point for FOUR.

Gill blocks the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 9 Overs: 18-1 | Cummins scalps Rohit

Over Summary: 0 W 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 18-1  ; Shubman Gill (11), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) ; India needs 310 runs to win

Cummins continues and finds an outside edge off the Rohit's bat, Paine completes the catch. Cummins draws first blood for Australia. Rohit c Paine b Cummins 7(21) [4s-1]

Cheteshwar Pujara, right handed bat, comes to the crease and sees off the over with some Uhhh...AHHHs around the bat.

 

IND vs AUS live score after 8 Overs: 18-0

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 18-0  ; Rohit Sharma (7), Shubman Gill (11) ; India needs 310 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and Rohit collects a single off the first delivery.

Shubman Gill sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 7 Overs: 17-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings:  17-0  ; Rohit Sharma (6), Shubman Gill (11) ; India needs 311 runs to win

Cummins continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 6 Overs: 17-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 3 0 0 ; India 2nd innings:  17-0  ; Rohit Sharma (6), Shubman Gill (11) ; India needs 311 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and Shubman Gill pulls the 4th ball towards deep square leg for three runs as the outfield is slow due to overnight rain.

Rohit Sharma blocks the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 5 Overs: 14-0

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 1 0 ; India 2nd innings:  14-0  ; Rohit Sharma (6), Shubman Gill (8) ; India needs 314 runs to win

Cummins continues and concedes five runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 4 Overs: 11-0

Over Summary: 0 1 0 2 3 0 ; India 2nd innings:  11-0  ; Rohit Sharma (6), Shubman Gill (5) ; India needs 317 runs to win

Hazlewood continues and Rohit dabs the second ball of the over towards backward point for a single.

Shubman Gill steers the 4th ball towards deep backward point for a couple of runs while flicks next one towards deep square leg for three runs.

Rohit blocks the last delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 3 Overs: 5-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; India 2nd innings:  5-0  ; Rohit Sharma (5), Shubman Gill (0) ; India needs 323 runs to win

Pat Cummins, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and Rohit collects a single off the last delivery.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 live update: India's chase begins

Hazlewood completes his over as Gill tucks the last ball of second over towards mid-wicket

WATCH: How Siraj fulfilled the promise he made to himself

Before the Border-Gavaskar Test series, Siraj lost his father. He then made a promise to himself and as we are heading for last day of India tour's of Austyralia 2020-2021, Siraj has fulfied it.


India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 live weather updates

Day 5 proceedings will start in 25 minutes and weather conditions at The Gabba is encouraging. There are clouds in the skies but it seems it would not rain at the start of play.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 pitch conditions

Here's how Day 5 pitch looks.

Smith on Day 5 proceedings

"I think the game is in a nice place for us. I think the wicket has started to play a few tricks today, couple of balls shot up," Smith said at the virtual post-day press conference, facilitated by official broadcasters Sony Networks.
 
"So, Day 5 it is just going to be about bowling (in) good areas and letting the natural variation of the day five wicket sort of do its work and hopefully we can hold on to all the chances," he added.
 

WATCH: India vs Australia 4th Test Day 4 highlights

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 4 match report

Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur produced another inspirational effort in adverse circumstances but India were set a a challenging target of 328 by Australia as the Border-Gavaskar Trophy headed towards an exhilarating finale in the fourth Test here.
 
The target is a tricky one and the Indian batsmen would get a fair idea whether to go for it by lunch on the final day, which is Tuesday. This was after Siraj and Thakur combined to share nine wickets while dismissing Australia for 294 in their second innings.
 
Siraj (19.5-5-73-5) punched way above his weight with his maiden five-wicket haul but couldn't prevent Australia from posting an imposing target for his team in only 75.5 overs of the second innings batting.
 
At stumps, India were 4 for no loss with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill at the crease.
 
The highest target chased at Brisbane is 236 and that was seven decades ago which is an indicator why this Australian ground can be equated with Fort Knox. The home team hasn't lost a game here since 1988.
 
Thakur's dream Test match also got better with figures of 4/61 and a match haul of seven wickets. The most poignant moment was his apparent joy when he took the catch to help Siraj pip him to the coveted five-for landmark.
 
As Siraj showed that scuffed red kookaburra acknowledging the 957 people in the stands on the first working day of the week, the most generous applause came from his partner in crime, who walked a foot behind him clapping with gusto.
 
It was the kind of day that Test aficionados wait eagerly -- ebbs and flows keeping everyone on the edge of their seats.
 
The possibility of rain adds to the excitement and the changing weather did affect the contours of Australia skipper Tim Paine's facial expressions which exhibited relief and despair in equal measures.
 
Among the two captains, Paine is supposed to be the enforcer but this Indian team hasn't stopped surprising its detractors with a spirit, which has made this series one of the finest played in recent times.
 
If Weather Gods don't decide to play the boss, there will be an official winner but certainly not a "loser".
 

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 live match updates

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 5 of the 4th Test between Australia and India at The Gabba, Brisbane.

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