STUMPS, Day 4 | The play on day four has been officially called off following rain in Brisbane. So, we are set for a finale to India's tour of Australia, provided rain stays away. All eyes will be on how weather in Brisbane will be tomorrow. You can check the weather report here. Do join us tomorrow for all the action.
Rain stops play once again. It is getting heavier as well. Lights are on at the venue as well and it has got bit dark as well. The play has not been officially called off, but we fear it will be sooner. Stay on this page for all the updates.
That's the five wicket haul for fast-bowler Mohammed Siraj. Apparently, maiden five-wicket haul for Siraj. Shardul Thakur takes the catch as he ends on four wickets. With this Australia have been bowled out for 294 and India need 328 runs to win the fourth and final Test. Do join us back for India's chase shortly.
Four wickets for Shardul Thakur now! Nathan Lyon is caught at cover. Soft dismissal this. Australia are not declaring as the number 11 batsman walks out. N Lyon c Agarwal b Thakur 13(10)
Play resumes after the rain break and Australia have lost Mitchell Starc. Eight down Australia now as they lead by 293 runs. Australia will be looking to add quick runs here and then have a crack at the Indian batsmen.
Rain has stopped play and players have taken the tea break as well. Australia lead by 276 runs. Tim Paine was the last Australian wicket to fell. It will be interesting to see if Australia declare or not if play resumes.
Shardul Thakur picks his second wicket. Cameron Green is caught at second slip. Another catch this for Rohit Sharma. Australia's lead is. now worth 260. C Green c Rohit b Thakur 37(90)
Steve Smith departs! Mohammed Siraj gets the prized scalp of Smith. He is caught at gully. Smith opted for DRS but he has gloved it. Siraj picks his third wicket. S Smith c Rahane b Siraj 55(74)
Steve Smith has completed his half-century. Another fine knock by the right-handed batsman. Meanwhile, Australia's lead goes past the 200-run mark. The partnership between Smith and Cameron Green is worth 62 runs now.
That's lunch on day four. Good session this for India as they managed to pick four wickets. Steve Smith and Cameron Green are the two unbeaten batsmen. Meanwhile, Australia lead by 182 runs. Do join us after the lunch break.
India on day three were bowled out for 336 in the first innings, conceding a lead of 33 on Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba. Australia had scored 369 runs in their first innings. For India, right-arm medium fast bowler Shardul Thakur was the top scorer with 67 runs. He smashed nine boundaries and two sixes during the course of his innings and shared a record 123-run stand with debutant Washington Sundar, who also scored valuable 62 runs. India vs Australia 4th Test 2021 Day 4 Live Streaming Online on DD Sports, Sony LIV and Sony SIX: Get Free Live Telecast of IND vs AUS on TV, Online and Listen To Live Radio Commentary.
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and skipper Ajinkya Rahane also made notable contributions of 44, 38 and 37 respectively. India batted for more than 111 overs before getting bundled out in the final session on the third day of the match.
For Australia, right-arm pacer Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped five wickets while conceding 57 runs. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc picked two wickets each while off-spinner Nathan Lyon, playing his 100th Test, scalped one wicket. Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag and Other Netizens Hail Washington Sundar & Shardul Thakur for Their Record Century Partnership During IND vs AUS 4th Test 2021, Day 3 (See Reactions).
The four-match series is currently tied at 1-1 with Australia winning the first match in Adelaide while India registering a win in the second in Melbourne. The third Test in Sydney had ended in a draw.