Australia's Tim Paine, right, hits the ball at India's Mayank Agarwal during play on the first day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.
Australia's Tim Paine, right, hits the ball at India's Mayank Agarwal during play on the first day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)

India vs Australia Highlights, 4th Test, Day 1: Australia 274/5 at Stumps

  • IND vs AUS 4th Test, Day 1 Highlights: Marnus Labuschagne got to his century after Tea but lost his wicket soon. Natarajan also dismissed Wade just before completing his fifty. Paine and Green then batted the day out for Australia.
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UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:47 AM IST

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 1 Highlights: Follow IND vs AUS score 4th Test Day 1

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  • JAN 16, 2021 06:47 AM IST

    Starc tees off

    Mitchell Starc did not wait for long as he smashed a six off Sundar. Lyon has also hit a four off Shardul. Australia's strategy seems clear.

  • JAN 15, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Labuschagne on his innings

    "You know you don't need to be playing at anything around 4th stump line or even 3 and half stumps. I tell myself to be cool, when you get to a hundred just carry on. It's about how that moment is, I don't plan my hundred celebration. Little bit disappointed that I got out. For Tim and Green to play like that against the new ball was good. Maybe we have a slight edge but they hung in there throughout," Labuschagne said after the match.

  • JAN 15, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Stumps

    Australia have scored 274/5 after the end of Day 1's play. Tim Paine and Cameron Green are on the crease. Marnus Labuschagne's hundred has been the highlight of the day.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    Runs flowing

    Paine and Green have managed to negate the new ball swing from the Indian bowlers as they have continued to score runs.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Boundary

    Tim Paine has hit a short ball from Natarajan to the boundary. Australia 255/5

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Swing for Siraj

    India have taken the new ball and brought Siraj into the attack. There is some swing on offer for Siraj and he has troubled Green with a testing line and length.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    FOUR

    Cameron Green cut a loose delivery from Sundar to the boundary.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Another catch dropped

    Shardul had a caught and bowled chance but dropped the ball. Green hit a ball straight to Shardul but he could not hold onto the catch.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Sundar to Green: Boundary!

    Sundar bowled a quicker delivery through the led side and Green swept it for four.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:21 PM IST

    Australian depend on Green-Paine combo

    Tim Paine and Cameron Green have managed have managed to bring a sense of calm to the innings after Labuschagne and Wade's dismissal. They look comfortable on the crease.

  • JAN 15, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    Thakur into the attack

    India have brought Thakur back into the attack. He replaces Natarajan.

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    India with 4 bowlers

    With Saini's injury early in the day, India were reduced to only four bowlers. Sundar is the only recognised spinner in the side. But they have managed their resources well with Australia still five wickets down on Day 1.

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    India gain momentum

    When Wade and Labuschagne were batting, it looked Australia were headed for a big score. But both the set batsmen have been dismissed and India now have a chance to put pressure on India.

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:31 AM IST

    Natarajan dismisses Labuschagne

    T Natarajan has got his second Test wicket as he has dismissed centurion Labuschagne with another short ball. Australia 213/5

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    WICKET

    Immediately after Marnus completed his century, Wade lost his wicket to Natarajan. The ball was pitched a little shot and Wade tried to go for a half-hearted pull but only managed a top edge. Australia 200/4

  • JAN 15, 2021 11:11 AM IST

    100 for Labuschagne

    Marnus Labuschagne has slammed his fifth Test hundred of his career. He looked in good touch in Sydney and has continued his good form in Brisbane. Initially he played slowly as he took around 147 balls for his fifty but increased the momentum since.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Labuschagne nearing his ton

    Marnus Labuschagne has again proven his worth in the fourth Test. With established batsmen like Smith and Warner back in the pavilion, Labuschagne has held the fort for his team. He is scoring freely and batting on 90.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Can India strike after Tea?

    The second session belonged to Australia as they lost only 1 wicket with Labuschagne and Wade proving to be difficult to dismiss for the bowlers.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    Third session

    The third session of day 1 of the fourth Test has begun with Washington Sundar bowling the first over.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    Tea

    It is the end of the second session with Australia scoring 154/3. It looked like India had a sniff to take the proceedings by the scruff of the neck after Smith's wicket but Labuschagne and Wade managed to frustrate the bowlers.

  • JAN 15, 2021 10:02 AM IST

    Thakur to Labuschagne: FOUR!

    Shardul bowled short to Marnus and he dispatched it easily for a boundary.

  • JAN 15, 2021 09:53 AM IST

    Lucky Labuschagne

    Marnus Labuschange has been dropped 4-5 times in the series. Some were easy catches that should have been taken.

  • JAN 15, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    Fifty for Marnus

    Marnus Labuschagne has been dropped twice in his innings. He has managed to score a fifty and a lot will depend on him during Australian's innings.

  • JAN 15, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Just short of Pujara

    Labuschagne again edged the ball but it did not carry to Pujara at first slip. Is Pujara too deep for a medium-pacer like Natarajan?

  • JAN 15, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    Sundar looking dangerous

    Even in the IPL, Sundar is difficult to score off due to his line and length. Due to his height, he gets the extra bounce. And in Brisbane, he is getting the bounce and batsman are finding it a little hard against him.

  • JAN 15, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    This is a good sight, Saini back on the field

    Well, that bodes well for India. Saini is back on the field and is fielding in the deep.

  • JAN 15, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Australia get past 100

    Australia's score has got past 100 runs. Labuschagne and Wade are on the crease. Labuschagne is near his fifty on 45 runs.

  • JAN 15, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    Saini injured

    India's list of injuries keep on increasing day by day. Now Navdeep Saini has gone off the field due to an injury. Rohit Sharma finished the over. Jolt for India as they are already dealing with a lot of injury issues.

  • JAN 15, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    Dropped!

    Saini had got an edge off Labuschagne with some extra bounce. The ball went straight to Rahane at Gully but the captain dropped it. It wasn't a difficult catch but it has been a series of dropped catches.

  • JAN 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Plan worked for India

    Rahane had placed Rohit Sharma at short square leg and the plan worked as Smith played the ball straight into his hands. Sundar has got an important breakthrough for India.

  • JAN 15, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    Sundar gets the breakthrough

    Sundar was brought into the attack after the lunch break. On his first delivery, he got his first wicket of his Test career. And that too the wicket of Steve Smith.

  • JAN 15, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    FOUR

    Labuchagne plays a good pull shot, which races to the boundary. It looks like both the batsman look comfortable on the crease and are headed for a big score. Australia 79/2

  • JAN 15, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    No movement of the ball

    There is very little movement off the pitch and off the air also. It looks like a good batting wicket now with the sun out and high.

  • JAN 15, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    2nd Session

    The second session has begun with Navdeep Saini bowling the first over for India. He hasn't bowled much in the first session and would look to be a fresh option for the visitors.

  • JAN 15, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    The 22Kuldeep hard done by

    Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has said that he is unhappy with the non-selection of Kuldeep Yadav.

  • JAN 15, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Lunch

    The first session has finished with Australia 65/2. Warner and Harris are back in the pavilion with Siraj and Thakur getting a wicket each. Smith and Labuschagne stabilised Australia's innings with an unbeaten 48-run partnership.

  • JAN 15, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    Appeal from Pant

    The ball went to the legside, Labuchagne tried to play leg glance but missed it. Pant went for the appeal and Sundar wasn't interested. Pant said there was some noise but Snicko showed no fluctuation.

  • JAN 15, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    Sundar into the attack

    Washington Sundar is bowling his first over of his Test career. There is some bounce for Sundar. With Ashwin out, a lot depends on Sundar.

  • JAN 15, 2021 07:08 AM IST

    What a shot

    Thakur pitched the ball a little short on the off-side and Steve Smith dispatched it to the boundary.

  • JAN 15, 2021 07:02 AM IST

    Boundary

    Smith plays a beautiful straight drive off Thakur to pick up a boundary. He is looking good today.

  • JAN 15, 2021 06:54 AM IST

    Good shot in the gap

    The ball was on the pads and Labuschagne was quick to latch onto it as he played a leg glance to pick up 2 runs.

  • JAN 15, 2021 06:44 AM IST

    Dangerous combo

    Labuschagne and Smith were impressive in the Sydney Test as they proved to be the rocks of Australia's batting department. Will they fire again in Brisbane?

  • JAN 15, 2021 06:32 AM IST

    Worrying sign for India

    Steve Smith is looking good with the bat and has just hit Thakur for a boundary. India wouldn't want to let Smith bat for long as he can take the match away from the visitors after a good start.

  • JAN 15, 2021 06:26 AM IST

    Misfield

    There was a chance for a run-out but Saini missed the trajectory of the ball. It could have been a chance for India.

  • JAN 15, 2021 06:21 AM IST

    Play and miss

    Labuchagne tries to go for a drive but misses the ball completely. Shardul is bowling well and getting the ball to swing.

  • JAN 15, 2021 06:14 AM IST

    OUT! Thakur gets Harris

    OUT! It’s a wicket off the first ball for Shardul Thakur as he has Marcus Harris out caught at square leg for 5. The ball swings back in and although Harris had the right idea to play the flick, he was unable to keep the ball down. Navdeep Saini does the rest and India are on fire. Australia 17/2

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:44 AM IST

    First FOUR for Australia

    Siraj loses his line marginally but it was good enough for Marnus Harris to capitalise. On his pads and the opener softly glances the ball behind for his and Australia's first boundary of the innings.

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:37 AM IST

    WICKET! Siraj strikes, Warner out caught in slips

    EDGED and TAKEN! Siraj strikes in the first over as Australia lose David Warner for 1. The ball holds it line, but Warner played for the swing and it squared him up. India sharp with their catching as Rohit Sharma, at second slip, dives to his right to complete a good catch. India draw first blood. They have dismissed the dangerous Warner.

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:35 AM IST

    And we're away, Australia off the mark first ball

    From being a Test debutant two matches back, Mohammed Siraj is not the senior most bowler for India. He opened the bowling for India and Australia are off the mark straightaway as Warner tucks the ball for a single. The Gabba is bright and sunny, the surface has a bit of bounce. Equally good for batsmen and bowlers.

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:16 AM IST

    Australia's Playing XI

    1 David Warner, 2 Marcus Harris, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steve Smith, 5 Matthew Wade, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Tim Paine (C/W), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:15 AM IST

    India's Playing XI

    1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), 5 Mayank Agarwal, 6 Rishabh Pant(w), 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Navdeep Saini, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 T Natarajan

  • JAN 15, 2021 05:04 AM IST

    TOSS: Tim Paine wins it, Australia bat

    Australia will bat first at the Gabba. Four changes for India as Mayank Agarwal and fast bowler Shardul Thakur come in the team along with Sundar and Natarajan.

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:53 AM IST

    What a moment for Washington Sundar, India's 301st Test cricketer

    What a moment for the 21-year-old Washington Sundar. He stayed back after the limited-overs leg and it has paid off. Handed his Test Cap - No. 301 - by R Ashwin.

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:45 AM IST

    HUGE NEWS: Natarajan and Sundar set for Test debuts

    Alright then, big news coming from the Indian camp. The Tamil Nadu duo of Washington Sundar and T Natarajan are set to make their Test debuts today. What a moment it will be if that is the case. However, that surely means that Ashwin and Bumrah aren't match-fit.

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:38 AM IST

    The BIG QUESTION for India: Are Ashwin and Bumrah fit?

    India deferred announcing their Playing XI for the Brisbane Test and it wasn't surprising why. The team was clearly sweating over the fitness of two of their key bowlers - R Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah. Batting coach Vikram Rathour, a day ago, pointed out how the medical team was working closely with Bumrah - who complained of an abdominal strain - in order to get him match ready. Ashwin, on the other hand, probably has an injured back. All eyes on the teamsheets.

  • JAN 15, 2021 04:21 AM IST

    India vs Australia, Live: Welcome to the final battle

    Hello ladies and gentlemen. It's time for the final game of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. India take on Australia in the fourth Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. With the series levelled at 1-1, and after India batted splendidly to eke out a legendary draw in Sydney when not many gave them a chance to, the stage is set for another mouth-watering contest. If it's anything like the intensity-filled game that SCG was, it will be the perfect ending to the series. Stay tuned, we've got plenty more on your way.

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