IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 2 highlights: India 62-2, trails by 307 runs

The entire third session was lost as wet outfield did not allow play to resume. The play will resume at 5:00 am IST on Day 3. Photo: @BCCI

India was 62 for two in reply to Australia's first innings total of 369 at stumps on a rain-curtailed second day of fourth and final Test at The Gabba, Brisbane on Saturday.

India lost young Shubhman Gill (7) before vice captain Rohit Sharma (44) threw his wicket before the tea break.

The entire third session was lost as wet outfield did not allow play to resume. The play will resume at 5:00 am IST on Day 3.

India vs Australia 4th Test, The Gabba at Brisbane. Photo: @BCCI

Cheteshwar Pujara (8) and skipper Ajinkya Rahane (2) will resume India's response on Sunday morning. India are still trailing by 307 runs.

The hosts added 95 runs to their overnight total in the extended opening session after resuming at 274 for five.

The 39-run partnership for the ninth wicket between Nathan Lyon (24) and Mitchell Starc (20 not out) hurt India.

Pacer Shardul Thakur (3/94) and debutant off-spinner Washington Sundar (3/89) shared four of the five wickets that fell today.

Marnus Labuschagne had struck a century on the opening day for Australia.

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IND vs AUS 4th Test: India scorecard at Stumps on Day 2

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 not out 8 49 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane not out 2 19 0 0
Total: 62-2 in 26 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 3 1 8 0
Josh Hazlewood 8 4 11 0
Pat Cummins 6 1 22 1
Cameron Green 3 0 11 0
Nathan Lyon 6 2 10 1

IND vs AUS 4th Test: Australia first 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 2 highlights

IND vs AUS Day 2 key highlights

Australia: 300 runs in 95.1 overs (577 balls), Extras 20
Paine: 50 off 102 balls (6 x 4)
Drinks: Australia - 311/6 in 99.2 overs (Green 46)
Over 101.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Wilson, Batsman - Cummins (Struck down)
Australia: 350 runs in 106.5 overs (647 balls), Extras 20
Innings Break: Australia - 369/10 in 115.2 overs (Starc 20)
Lunch: Australia - 369/10 in 115.2 overs (Starc 20)
Drinks: India - 26/1 in 12.0 overs (Sharma 15, Pujara 3)
India: 50 runs in 16.5 overs (102 balls), Extras 1
Tea: India - 62/2 in 26.0 overs (Pujara 8, Rahane 2)
Bad Weather: India - 62/2 in 26.0 overs (Pujara 8, Rahane 2)
Rain: India - 62/2 in 26.0 overs (Pujara 8, Rahane 2)
Wet Ground: India - 62/2 in 26.0 overs (Pujara 8, Rahane 2)

Green's wicket




 

India vs Australia 4th Test live match updates: Wet outfield forces end of play on Day 2

After the second inspection umpires are not statisfied with the outfield. There is still some damp area, which results in STUMPS on Day 2. The final session is abandoned. 

Play on Day 3 will start at 5 am IST.


WATCH: Here's what Steve Waugh said about Bhajji

As the wet outfield hold up the play, Watch what Steve Waugh said about Harbhajan Singh.


India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 live match update: Next inspection at 12: 15 pm IST

The umpires will inspect the field at 4.45pm local time (12:15 pm IST) with a view to start at 5.00 pm local time (12:30 pm IST) if the conditions are suitable.
The wet outfield is wet thats why play does not start as it stopped raining at The Gabba.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 live updates: Inspection is underway

Umpires out in the middle, along with lots of super-soppers, ropes and ground staff.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 live match updates

According to reports, Australian team is warming up.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 live updates: Inspection at 11:45 am IST

The covers are off and super soppers are at work. There is a cloud cover but it does not look Gloomy now.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 live match updates

There will be an inspection at 4:15 pm local time or 11: 45 am IST.


India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Brisbane weather live updates

The rain has stopped at The Gabba, paves way for mopping work by the groundsmen.

WATCH: Green's wicket

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Brisbane weather live updates

It is still raining at The Gabba, Brisbane. The final session is getting delayed.

10:53:18 India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 live match updates

The post tea session is delayed due to wet weather conditions.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Brisbane weather live updates

Gloomy conditions persists at The Gabba. Live pictures show a large pool of water beside the square.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Brisbane weather live updates

It is pouring heavily at The Gabba at the moment. Live pictures from broadcaster shows too much of water on the covers. We are heading for a long delay. 


India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Brisbane weather live updates

The covers are coming on The Gabba. There is forecast of hail storm. Delayed start of Post-tea session in sight. 

IND vs AUS live score after 26 Overs: 62-2

Over Summray: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 62-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (8), Ajinkya Rahane (2)

Lyon continues and Rahane collects a single off the second ball. Pujara sees off the remaining over.

And it is Tea on Day 2. We may see some delay in the start of third session as dark clouds looms over The Gabba.

IND vs AUS live score after 25 Overs: 61-2

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; India 1st innings: 61-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (7), Ajinkya Rahane (1)

Hazlewood continues and Rahane collects a single. 

IND vs AUS live score after 24 Overs: 60-2

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 60-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (7), Ajinkya Rahane (0)

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 23 Overs: 60-2

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 60-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (7), Ajinkya Rahane (0)

Hazlewood continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rahane.

India vs australia 4th Test: Brisbane live weather updates

Gloomy conditions at The Gabba. There is a forecast of thunder-storm in the afternoon session at Brisbane.

IND vs AUS live score after 22 Overs: 60-2

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 60-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (7), Ajinkya Rahane (0)

Nathan Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cheteshwar Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 21 Overs: 60-2

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 60-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (7), Ajinkya Rahane (0)

Josh Hazlewood [5.0-2-10-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Ajinkya Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 20 Overs: 60-2 | Lyon scalps Rohit

Over Summray: 1 0 4 0 W 0 ; India 1st innings: 60-2  ; Cheteshwar Pujara (7), Ajinkya Rahane (0)

Lyon continues...

Pujara collects a single off the first ball. Rohit Sharma hits the third ball on the backfoot towards deep point for FOUR.

Rohit throws his wicket away as he tries to go aerial but hit from the bottom of the bat as Starc takes the skier. GONE. Rohit c Starc b Lyon 44(74) [4s-6]

Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Pujara defends the last delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 19 Overs: 55-1

Over Summray: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 55-1  ; Rohit Sharma (40), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

Cameron Green [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack and Rohit Sharma plays a classic straight drive off the 4h ball for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 18 Overs: 51-1

Over Summray: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 51-1  ; Rohit Sharma (36), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

Lyo continues and concedes a single to Rohit Sharma.

IND vs AUS live score after 17 Overs: 50-1

Over Summray: 4 0 0 4 1 0 ; India 1st innings: 50-1  ; Rohit Sharma (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

Cummins continues....

Rohit Sharma smashes two boundaries and stamps his class.

IND vs AUS live score after 16 Overs: 41-1

Over Summray: 1 0 0 1 0 1 ; India 1st innings: 41-1  ; Rohit Sharma (26), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

Nathan Lyon, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes three singles.

IND vs AUS live score after 15 Overs: 38-1

Over Summray: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 38-1  ; Rohit Sharma (24), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Cummins continues and concedes a single towards mid-wicket.

IND vs AUS live score after 14 Overs: 37-1

Over Summray: 0 4 1 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 37-1  ; Rohit Sharma (23), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Green continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary, to Rohit Sharma.

IND vs AUS live score after 13 Overs: 32-1

Over Summray: 3 3 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 32-1  ; Rohit Sharma (18), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Cummins continues...

Pujara drives first ball down the ground for three runs. Rohit Sharma follows the suit off the second delivery and collects three runs down the ground.  

IND vs AUS live score after 12 Overs: 26-1

Over Summray: 0 0 0 2 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 26-1  ; Rohit Sharma (15), Cheteshwar Pujara (3)

Cameron Green, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and Rohit Sharma collects a couple of runs off the 4th delivery.

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

Over Summray: 0 0 0 2 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 24-1  ; Rohit Sharma (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (3)

Cummins continues and concedes a couple of runs to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 10 Overs: 22-1

Over Summray: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 22-1  ; Rohit Sharma (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (1)

Hazlewood continues and concedes a single to Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 9 Overs: 21-1

Over Summray: 0 0 4 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 21-1  ; Rohit Sharma (12), Cheteshwar Pujara (0)

Cummins comtinues and Rohit carves the third ball of the over for FOUR towards deep backward point.

IND vs AUS live score after 8 Overs: 17-1

Over Summray: N2 0 0 0 2 L1 0 ; India 1st innings: 17-1  ; Rohit Sharma (8), Cheteshwar Pujara (0)

Hazlewood continues and concedes six runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 7 Overs: 11-1 | Cummins scalps Gill

Over Summray: 0 W 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 11-1  ; Rohit Sharma (4), Cheteshwar Pujara (0)

Pat Cummins, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and finds an outside edge off the second delivery, sends Shubman Gill packing. Shubman Gill c Smith b Cummins 7(15) [4s-1]
 
Cheteshwar Pujara, right handed bat, comes to the crease and edges  the next ball to second slip but ball falls short of Steve Smith. Pujara sees off the remaining delivery confidently.

IND vs AUS live score after 6 Overs: 11-0

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 11-0  ; Rohit Sharma (4), Shubman Gill (7)

Hazlewood continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rohit Sharma.

IND vs AUS live score after 5 Overs: 11-0

Over Summray: 2 4 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 11-0  ; Rohit Sharma (4), Shubman Gill (7)

Starc continues...

Gill hits towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs while crunched the next delivery through covers for FOUR.

Gill sees off the remaining overs.

IND vs AUS live score after 4 Overs: 5-0

Over Summray: 1 0 0 2 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 5-0  ; Rohit Sharma (4), Shubman Gill (1)

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

IND vs AUS live score after 3 Overs: 2-0

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 2-0  ; Rohit Sharma (2), Shubman Gill (0)

Starc continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rohit Sharma.

IND vs AUS live score after 2 Overs: 2-0

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 2-0  ; Rohit Sharma (2), Shubman Gill (0)

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and starts his spell with a maiden over as Shubman Gill looks tentative outside off.

IND vs AUS live score after 1 Over: 2-0

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 2 0  ; India 1st innings: 2-0  ; Rohit Sharma (2), Shubman Gill (0)

Rohit and Shubman Gill are at the crease. Rohit on strike. Starc opens the attack and concedes a couple of runs to Rohit Sharma

India vs australia 4th Test Day 2: Indian innings begins

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill open for India as cloud cover threatens to play a spoilsport in remaining two sessions

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 at Lunch: AUS 369-10

  • Australia: 300 runs in 95.1 overs (577 balls), Extras 20
  • TD Paine: 50 off 102 balls (6 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 311/6 in 99.2 overs (Green 46)
  • Over 101.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Wilson, Batsman - Cummins (Struck down)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 106.5 overs (647 balls), Extras 20
  • Innings Break: Australia - 369/10 in 115.2 overs (Starc 20)
  • Lunch: Australia - 369/10 in 115.2 overs (Starc 20)

Cameron wicket's

IND vs AUS live score after 115.2 Overs: 369-10

Australia 1st innings: 369-10  ; Mitchell Starc (20), Josh Hazlewood (11)

Natarajan [24.0-3-78-2] is back into the attack and cleans up Hazlewood off the second delivery, GONE. Hazlewood b T Natarajan 11(27) [4s-2]

It is LUNCH on Day 2

IND vs AUS live score after 115 Overs: 369-9

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 369-9  ; Mitchell Starc (20), Josh Hazlewood (11)

Washington Sundar continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Starc.

IND vs AUS live score after 114 Overs: 369-9

Over Summray: 1 0 0 4 0 4  ; Australia 1st innings: 369-9  ; Mitchell Starc (20), Josh Hazlewood (11)

Siraj continues and Hazlewood smashes two boundaries in the over. 

IND vs AUS live score after 113 Overs: 360-9

Over Summray: 1 0 0 1 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 360-9  ; Mitchell Starc (19), Josh Hazlewood (3)

Washington Sundar continues and concedes three singles.

IND vs AUS live score after 112 Overs: 357-9

Over Summray: 0 0 0 1 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 357-9  ; Mitchell Starc (17), Josh Hazlewood (2)

Siraj continues and concedes a single to Starc.

IND vs AUS live score after 111 Overs: 356-9

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 356-9  ; Mitchell Starc (16), Josh Hazlewood (2)

Sundar continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sundar.

IND vs AUS live score after 110 Overs: 356-9

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 356-9  ; Mitchell Starc (16), Josh Hazlewood (2)

Siraj continues and Hazlewood collects a single off the 5th delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 109 Overs: 355-9 | Sundar scalps Lyon

Over Summray: 0 W 0 0 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 355-9  ; Mitchell Starc (16), Josh Hazlewood (1)

Washington Sundar continues and bowled Lyon around his legs. A quick fire innings comes to an end. Lyon b Washington Sundar 24(22) [4s-4]

Josh Hazlewood, left handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single off the 5th delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 108 Overs: 354-8

Over Summray: 0 1 0 1 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 354-8  ; Mitchell Starc (16), Nathan Lyon (24)

Mohammed Siraj [24.0-10-64-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs AUS live score after 107 Overs: 352-8

Over Summray: 1 2 0 0 2 1  ; Australia 1st innings: 352-8  ; Mitchell Starc (15), Nathan Lyon (23)

Washington Sundar continues and concedes six runs. Runs are flowing easily since these two batters came together. The Australian tail is wagging.

Partnership: 39(38)
Last Wkt: Pat Cummins lbw b Thakur 2(8) - 315/8 in 101.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 69
Last 10 overs: 45 runs, 3 wkts

IND vs AUS live score after 106 Overs: 346-8

Over Summray: 2 1 0 4 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 346-8  ; Mitchell Starc (10), Nathan Lyon (22)

Shardul continues and Lyon continues to play his shots and plays a superb drive through mid-off for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 105 Overs: 338-8

Over Summray: 4 0 0 2 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 338-8  ; Mitchell Starc (7), Nathan Lyon (17)

Washington Sundar continues and Lyon sweeps the first bal towards backward square leg for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 104 Overs: 332-8

Over Summray: 4 4 0 0 0 1  ; Australia 1st innings: 332-8  ; Mitchell Starc (7), Nathan Lyon (11)

Shardul Thakur continues...

Lyon pulls the first ball towards deep square leg for FOUR while plays a classic straight drive for FOUR too.

IND vs AUS live score after 103 Overs: 323-8

Over Summray: 0 0 0 0 0 6  ; Australia 1st innings: 323-8  ; Mitchell Starc (7), Nathan Lyon (2)

Washington Sundar continues and Starc smashes the last ball off the over for SIX.

IND vs AUS live score after 102 Overs: 317-8 | Shardul scalps Cummins

Over Summray: 1 1 0 W 2 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 317-8  ; Mitchell Starc (1), Nathan Lyon (2)

Shardul Thakur continues and traps Cummins in front of wicket. Cummins takes review but it is THREE REDS, GONE. Cummins lbw b Thakur 2(8)

Nathan Lyon, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a couple of runs towards backward square.
 


IND vs AUS live score after 101 Overs: 311-7 | Sundar scalps Green

Over Summray: 0 1 1 0 W 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 313-7  ; Pat Cummins (1), Mitchell Starc (0)

Washington Sundar continues and cleans up Cameron Green, who played a wrong line, with a straighter one.  Green b Washington Sundar 47(107) [4s-6]

Mitchell Starc, left handed bat, comes to the crease an blocks the last delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 100 Overs: 311-6 | Shardul scalps Paine

Over Summray: 0 W 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 311-6  ; Cameron Green (46), Pat Cummins (0)

Shardul Thakur continues...

Paine edges the second ball towards second slip. Went chasing after it with hard hands with his feet in a bucket. Produces a thick outside edge which flew to Rohit at second slip. Paine c Rohit b Thakur 50(104) [4s-6]

Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 99 Overs: 311-5 | Paine hits FIFTY

Over Summray: 0 0 0 1 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 311-5  ; Cameron Green (46), Tim Paine (50)

Washington Sundar [22.0-4-63-1] is back into the attack and Tim Panine collects a single off the 5th ball, completes his FIFTY.

IND vs AUS live score after 98 Overs: 309-5

Over Summray: 0 1 1 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 309-5  ; Cameron Green (45), Tim Paine (49)

Shardul Thakur continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs AUS live score after 97 Overs: 307-5

Over Summray: 3 0 0 1 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 307-5  ; Cameron Green (41), Tim Paine (47)

Siraj continues and concedes four runs, including a triple to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 96 Overs: 303-5

Over Summray: 4 0 0 0 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 303-5  ; Cameron Green (41), Tim Paine (47)

Shardul Thakur [18.0-5-67-1] is back into the attack and Paine wrists the first ball on the pads for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 95 Overs: 299-5

Over Summray:  0 0 0 0 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 299-5  ; Cameron Green (41), Tim Paine (43)

Siraj continues and concedes a single to Paine.

IND vs AUS live score after 94 Overs: 298-5

Over Summray:  0 0 1 4 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 298-5  ; Cameron Green (41), Tim Paine (42)

Natarajan continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 93 Overs: 293-5

Over Summray:  0 0 0 0 L1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 293-5  ; Cameron Green (37), Tim Paine (41)

Siraj continues and Paine collects a leg byes.

IND vs AUS live score after 92 Overs: 292-5

Over Summray:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 292-5  ; Cameron Green (37), Tim Paine (41)

Natarajan continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 91 Overs: 292-5

Over Summray:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 292-5  ; Cameron Green (37), Tim Paine (41)

Siraj continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Tim Paine.

IND vs AUS live score after 90 Overs: 292-5

Over Summray:  N 0 1 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 292-5  ; Cameron Green (37), Tim Paine (41)

Natarajan continues and concedes two runs, including a NO BALL.

IND vs AUS live score after 89 Overs: 290-5

Over Summray:  0 1 0 0 Wd5 1 1  ; Australia 1st innings: 290-5  ; Cameron Green (37), Tim Paine (40)

Siraj bowls the second over of the day and concedes eight runs, including five WIDES.

IND vs AUS live score after 88 Overs: 282-5

Over Summray:  0 0 0 4 0 4  ; Australia 1st innings: 282-5  ; Cameron Green (36), Tim Paine (38)

Natarajan bowls the first over on Day 2 and Green smashes two boundaries.

Wish Saini bowls the first over on Day 2, says Sundar

Injury concerns mounted further for India as pacer Navdeep Saini was taken for scans after complaining of groin pain on the opening day of the fourth Test between Australia and India at The Gabba, but spinner Washington Sundar wishes to see the pacer bowling the first over on Saturday.
 
Saini limped off the field due to groin pain and was taken for the scans. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma then completed Saini's over. With an inexperienced Indian bowling attack deployed for the fourth Test, Washington, who picked the important wicket of Steve Smith, said he hopes to see Saini fully fit on the second day of the final Test.
 
"To be honest I have no idea about that but let's see. I really wish he comes back and bowls the first over tomorrow," the debutant said.
 

WATCH: India vs Australia 4th Test Day 1 highlights

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 1 match report

Marnus Labuschagne on Friday once again lived a charmed life as he went on to score a brilliant hundred to help Australia have a slight edge over India on Day One of the fourth and final Test at The Gabba.
 
At Stumps, Australia reached 274/5 after 87 overs, with skipper Tim Paine and Cameron Green remaining unbeaten at 38 and 28 respectively.
 
For the hosts, Labuschagne starred with the bat scoring 108, with the help of nine fours, while Matthew Wade and Steve Smith also made notable contributions of 45 and 36 respectively.
 
Earlier, electing to bat, the hosts didn't get off to a good start as both David Warner and Marcus Harris went back to the dressing room with just 17 runs on the scoreboard against a very inexperienced Indian bowling line-up.
 
Warner was the first wicket to fall as he got caught in the slips in the very first over of the innings bowled by Mohammed Siraj. Rohit Sharma took a good, low catch at second slip to send the left-handed batsman back in the Australian dressing room at his individual score of just 1.
 
Harris, playing his first match of the series as he replaced injured Will Pucovski, then tried to stitch a partnership with Labuschagne but got out on the first ball bowled by Shardul Thakur in the ninth over. At his individual score of 5, Harris was caught as square leg by Washington Sundar.
 
However, Labuschagne and Smith took control over the innings and stitched a useful partnership as Australia went into the Lunch break without losing any further wickets.
 
Resuming the second session at 65/2, both Smith and Labuschagne scored freely and collected boundaries whenever the Indian bowlers erred in their line and lengths.
 
However, just when Australia looked to be in control, debutant off-spinner Washington Sundar claimed the big wicket of Smith at his individual score of 36, getting the prolific batsman caught at short mid-wicket by Sharma.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 live match updates

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