India's Rishabh Pant carries the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.
India's Rishabh Pant carries the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.(AP)

India vs Australia Highlights, 4th Test, Day 5: 'Fortress Brisbane' breached, Pant guides Team India to colossal series

IND vs AUS 4th Test, Day 5 Highlights: India have beaten Australia in the fourth Test by 3 wickets and have won the series 2-1. Shubman Gill missed his century but Pant guided India to victory. Follow updates of India vs Australia Cricket match.
By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 02:57 PM IST

IND vs AUS 4th Test Score, Day 5 Highlights: All the updates from the memorable match.

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  • JAN 19, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Paine says Australia were outplayed

    "We have just been outplayed by a disciplined and tough Indian side who fully deserve the series win. We have to look back over a lot of things, and we'll go through it as a group, and we have been outplayed by a better side this series," Paine said at the post-match presentation.

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:51 PM IST

    One of the greatest series winsT: endulkar

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    PM praises Team India

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    BCCI announce reward for Team India

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Rahane lauds Indian debutants

    "Sundar brought the balance in place of Jadeja. The intention was clear to play five bowlers. Siraj played two Tests, Saini just one, so it was inexperienced but the character shown by the bowlers and everyone else was incredible. We didn't discuss anything about Adelaide. Just wanted to play the remaining games with good attitude and character without worrying about the result," Rahane said at the presentation ceremony.

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Pant comments on his innings

    "It's a dream come true. We've been practicing hard after the first Test. The team management always backs me and tells me you are match-winner and you have to go out there and win and I am happy I did it today," Pant after the match.

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Australia's streak broken

    Australia were unbeaten at the Gabba in 31 Tests which was longest unbeaten streak at a venue in Test cricket. But that record was broken by India on Tuesday.

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Boys became men

    There were several players who were playing for the first time for India in this series. Saini, Gill, Natarajan, Sundar and Siraj made their debuts after the first Test. Pant was looking to shut his critics, Thakur was playing his second match. But everyone contributed big time as India won the series.

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    Memorable win

    Team India are taking a round of the ground. India deserve every bit of the plaudits. They had a series of injuries to top players. 5 main bowlers were missing while Virat Kohli wasn't available. But they have managed to trump Australia Down Under.

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    India have done it

    India have breached Fortress Brisbane. India have won the fourth Test match by 3 wickets. They have also won the series 2-1 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. What a performance by Pant as he has remained unbeaten on 89. Australia were unbeaten at the Gabba since 1988 but young Team India breached the fortress.

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Another wicket

    This match and this series cannot finish without twist and turns. Shardul gives a simple catch to Lyon. India 325/7

  • JAN 19, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    Luck favours Pant

    Pant tried to finish the game in style, went for six and mistimed it badly. But the ball fell in a safe zone.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    WICKET

    Washington Sundar is gone. He tried an expansive reverse-sweep but the ball hit the stumps. Handy innings by Sundar (22) comes to an e. Pant batting on 80. India 318/6

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:55 PM IST

    Luck also favours India

    The balls has hit Sundar's arm and traveled for a four over the slips. India only need 15 runs in 30 balls.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Great running

    Sundar and Pant have shown great composure and have managed to take the ones and twos when boundaries aren't available. What a partnership for India.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    3 boundaries

    Indian batsmen have hit 3 boundaries in Lyon's over. Now need 24 in 36 balls.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:44 PM IST

    Sundar hits a six

    Out of nowhere, Sundar has smashed a six off Cummins. Sundar was ready for the bouncer and he dispatched it over fine-leg. The next ball he hits a boundary. India 289 /5 in 96 overs.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Run-rate above 6

    3 runs came off Lyon's over. India now need 50 off 48 balls.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Maiden Over

    The equation has come down to 53 needed off 54 balls. Cummins bowled a maiden over to Sundar.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Pant playing with nerves

    Pant went for a expansive drive but did not middle it. Luckily, the ball fell short of the outfielder.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:28 PM IST

    Boundary

    Sundar has driven Cummins for four to decrease the run-margin to 55 runs. India 273/5 in 89 overs

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Reverse-sweep

    Pant tried a reverse-sweep off Lyon. India need the runs but don't need to lose any wickets.

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    Cummins to Agarwal: OUT!

    Mayank Agarwal has lost his wicket. He hasn't looked comfortable at all during his stay at the crease. Australia need another five wickets. Agarwal departs after scoring 9. India 265/5

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Review

    Australia have taken a review for caught behind. Umpire gave it not out. Cummins was interested as well as the keeper. But Snicko and Hot Spot show nothing on the bat. Mayank survives

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Another boundary

    Rishabh Pant has swept Lyon for a boundary. He is playing a gem of an innings for India. India 265/4 in 86 overs

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:03 PM IST

    50 for Pant

    Pant has completed his fifty off 100 balls. India needed him to fire today and he delivered. But can he carry on and win the match for India?

  • JAN 19, 2021 12:00 PM IST

    Pant nearing his fifty

    Another cover drive by Pant and this time off Hazlewood. He is looking comfortable in the middle. He is only 1 behind his fifty.

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    Pant on charge

    Pant is playing his shots and is even taking on Cummins. He pitched up to Pant and he drove him for a four. India 247/4 in 83 overs

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:52 AM IST

    Pant scoring runs

    Pant has hit two boundaries off Hazlewood as India continue to fight on. Pant is batting on 89 runs. India 241/4 in 82 overs

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    Cummins - Key for Australia

    Cummins has 3 wickets in the innings and the new ball is going to be key. India need to be wary of Cummins, as he had looked threatening. Mayank plays and misses his first ball.

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Wicket

    Pat Cummins has struck with the new ball. The ball struck Pujara's pads and Australia went up for an appeal and umpire gave it in the favour of the hosts. India went for a review but DRS again went to the umpire's call. India 228/4

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    Rain at Gabba

    Disappointing news, it has started to drizzle at the Gabba. The sun is out but it is still raining. It must be a passing shower. With only 100 needed in 21 overs, Indian fans would be hoping for the opposite

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Starc to Pujara: 2 runs!

    Pujara has accumulated three runs off the fifth ball of Starc's over. India 227/3 in 79 overs

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Big appeal

    The ball strikes Pujara's pads and Australia appeal. Umpired says not out. Pujara survives. Pujara hits the next ball for a boundary. India 224/3 in 77 overs.

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Lyon vs Pant battle

    Pant tried to go for the maximum again off Lyon but could not time it as it went to long-on for a single. India 219/3 in 76 overs

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST

    New ball due in 5 overs

    The new ball is due in another 5 overs. It would be the last throw of the dice for Australia as they look to win the series. India 21/3 in 75 overs

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:14 AM IST

    50 for Pujara

    It has taken 196 balls for Pujara to complete his fifty. He cuts Marnus for a four to complete his half-century. It was a battling fifty as Pujara was hit several times on his body during the innings.

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Labuschagne into the attack

    Tim Paine has brought Marnus Labuschagne into the attack. Pant is looking to attack and Paine wants to induce a mistake from the batsman.

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Starc leaking runs

    Mitchell Starc has been expensive today. He has given away 70 runs in 13 overs and gone another 8 run in this over. India 213/3 in 73 overs.

  • JAN 19, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Pant hits a six

    Pujara has continued to play his game despite the pressure put on by Australia bowlers. Lyon is looking to attack Pant as he feels there is mistake on offer by the left hander. But Pant manages to hit a six. Another 127 runs needed in 29 overs.

  • JAN 19, 2021 10:55 AM IST

    Play and miss

    Pant tried to go for a big one off Lyon but missed the line completely. Luckily for him, the ball missed both the keeper and slips otherwise a stumping chance could have been on offer. India need 135 runs to win

  • JAN 19, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    The equation

    India are in a strong position and need 139 runs in 32 overs. The visitors would need Pant to fire for them to win the match at the Gabba.

  • JAN 19, 2021 10:45 AM IST

    RUNS!

    First runs for India in the third session of the day. After 3 overs, Pant navigates the ball to covers for a single.

  • JAN 19, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    Last session

    It is time for the last session of the four-match Test series and India's tour of Australia. The match is nicely poised with all results still possible.

  • JAN 19, 2021 10:13 AM IST

    Tea

    It is tea on Day 5. Both teams still have a chance. It is India which has been on top during both the session. The session after lunch had a run-rate of more than 4.

  • JAN 19, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    The equation

    In 37.4 overs, India need another 145 runs. It is manageable with the likes of Pant, Mayank and Shardul in the batting line-up.

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    1000 runs for Pant

    Pant has completed his 1000 runs in Test cricket. He has an average of almost 40 which is a healthy one for a wicketkeeper. It is the quickest 1000 for an Indian wicketkeeper.

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    Boundary

    Pujara hits Lyon for a boundary. He is nearing his fifty.

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:48 AM IST

    OUT

    Rahane's short cameo at the crease comes to an end as he gloves one to Tim Paine. Cummins gets his second wicket. India 167/3

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    SIX

    Rahane stepped out from his crease and smashed Lyon for a six of square leg. India 162/2

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:28 AM IST

    Aggressive running from India

    Rahane hit a backfoot cover drive which did not travel to the boundary. But both Rahane and Pujara managed to run four time between the wickets.

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Pujara hit on the helmet

    Pujara has again been struck on the helmet. It might be the 4-5th time that the ball has hit Pujara's helment today. Physio is again on the field to check on him.

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    Australia lose DRS review

    It was like a carbon-copy of an earlier review where Pujara stepped out of his crease off Lyon's bowling and it struck his pads. Paine took a review but the ball was missing the stumps.

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Pujara injured

    Hazlewood's delivery struck Pujara on his fingers and he immediately felt the pain. The physio has come in to check on Pujara. No good for India.

  • JAN 19, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    WICKET

    Shubman Gill has lost his wicket to Nathan Lyon. Lyon managed to get an edge off Gill's bat and it went straight into the hands of Steve Smith. Gill dismissed for 91.

  • JAN 19, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    100 partnership

    Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara have completed their 100-run partnership. Starc's over cost 19 runs.

  • JAN 19, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Gill hits a six

    There are cracks opening up in the middle of the pitch and Australia would look to take advantage of that. Meanwhile, Gill has smashed Starc for six with a pullshot.

  • JAN 19, 2021 08:39 AM IST

    Pujara cutting loose

    Pujara had taken more than 100 balls to hit a boundary but now has smashed two of them in a space of 6 deliveries.

  • JAN 19, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    100 up for India

    Pujara has been getting a lot of short-pitched deliveries to his body. But Starc bowled one outside off and Pujara did not waste any time to hit it for boundary. It also brings up the 100 for India.

  • JAN 19, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    Can Shubman hit a 100?

    Shubman Gill has a chance to go on make a hundred on his maiden Test series for Team India. He is batting on 73 and looking good.

  • JAN 19, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    Starc to Gill: FOUR!

    Gill was expecting a short delivery from Starc but it did not bounce much. Gill got on top of it quickly and dispatched it for a four.

  • JAN 19, 2021 08:15 AM IST

    Second session

    Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara have come out to bat to resume India's innings in the second session of Day 5.

  • JAN 19, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    LUNCH

    Pujara and Gill managed to survive the bouncer barrage from Starc and Cummins. they head to lunch 245 runs behind Australia's target. India 83/1 with Gill batting on 64.

  • JAN 19, 2021 07:31 AM IST

    SIX

    Shubman Gill has smashed Starc for a six over third man. Starc strayed on the off-side with a short delivery and Gill pounced on it quickly.

  • JAN 19, 2021 07:19 AM IST

    Short deliveries to Pujara

    Australian bowlers have started to bowl short to Pujara. They have seen him struggle against bouncers and are looking to take advantage of it.

  • JAN 19, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    Pujara struck on the head

    Shane Warne had said on the commentary that 'Pujara is in his elements now, try and upset him, rip his helmet off.' Australian bowlers have taken it seriously as the ball has struck Pujara's helmet and the physio has been called to check him.

  • JAN 19, 2021 07:01 AM IST

    That will hurt!

    Cummins went for a short delivery but it did not rise up. Pujara tried to duck it but the ball struck his arm.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:52 AM IST

    50 for Gill

    Shubman Gill has hit his second Test fifty. This one came off 90 balls as he plays with intent in the fourth innings.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:49 AM IST

    Gill moves to 48

    Gill used his feet to get over the delivery and hit a cover drive for a four off Nathan Lyon's bowling.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:46 AM IST

    Direct hit

    Shubman and Pujara tried to go for a quick single. Cummins picked up the ball and landed a direct hit but Pujara had made his crease.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:36 AM IST

    Hazlewood into the attack

    Josh Hazlewood has been brought into the attack by Tim Paine as Gill and Pujara continue to build a partnership.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:30 AM IST

    Boundary

    Shubman Gill hits a cracking drive on the backfoot. Starc strayed on the off-side and Gill dispatched the delivery for a four.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:28 AM IST

    Banter with batsmen

    There is a bit banter going on in the middle with Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon trying to induce the batsmen in playing a rash shot.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:13 AM IST

    DRS review

    Pujara survives a DRS review for an LBW appeal. Nathan Lyon was convinced, but it was just going over the clips.

  • JAN 19, 2021 06:00 AM IST

    Green to Shubman - FOUR!

    FOUR! Exquisite shot from Shubman Gill and that has been hit for a boundary.

  • JAN 19, 2021 05:52 AM IST

    21 balls, 0 runs

    Pujara is off to a slow start at Gabba as it seems India might be looking at a draw here. 21 balls 0 Runs for Pujara.

  • JAN 19, 2021 05:43 AM IST

    Hazlewood to Gill - FOUR!

    FOUR! First boundary of the day and it comes from Shubman Gill's bat.

  • JAN 19, 2021 05:31 AM IST

    Stats attack

    Rohit Sharma dismissed for 6 by Pat Cummins

    · 2nd time Cummins has dismissed Rohit — both in this series.

    o Both the times in 4th innings.

    · 4th consecutive innings without fifty at Brisbane for Rohit.

  • JAN 19, 2021 05:27 AM IST

    GONE!

    Edged and taken, and Rohit Sharma falls early. Pat Cummins strikes! He has been duped by the length and bounce on the ball. Such a good ball! IND 18/1

  • JAN 19, 2021 05:18 AM IST

    Cummins vs Gill

    Cummins is charging in against Gill, he is trying to force the batsman to play the shot inside or get an edge. But Gill is showing his temparement.

  • JAN 19, 2021 05:08 AM IST

    Steady start for India

    India are off to a steady start with Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma ensuring they do not lose any wickets.

  • JAN 19, 2021 05:07 AM IST

    India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 - LIVE!

    The openers are out to bat. Shubman Gill will look to play a big inning here. India 4/0. 324 more to win. HERE WE GO!

  • JAN 19, 2021 04:56 AM IST

    Cummins speaks

    Cummins: "These are the days you jump out of bed for, with a Test match on the line and a series on the line. Hopefully a day five wicket plays a few tricks. We'll just do what we do really well: stay disciplined and hang in there with plenty of energy."

  • JAN 19, 2021 04:49 AM IST

    Historic win

    If India breach Fortress Gabba with the inexperienced team, it would be an historic win. Can they do it?

  • JAN 19, 2021 04:40 AM IST

    Rohit Sharma key

    A lot has been spoken about Rohit Sharma's poor shot selection, but if he gets it right today, he can do early damage to Aussie bowlers and win this one for India. Dare to dream.

  • JAN 19, 2021 04:34 AM IST

    GOOD NEWS!

    There was a lot of overnight rain last night, but things are dry at Gabba, and we are set for an on-time start, according to ESPNCricinfo. YAYYYYY!!

  • JAN 19, 2021 04:29 AM IST

    Go, go, Go Rain Go!

    The rain could be the big villain of Day 5, as the storm that hit Gabba last night could delay the start on the final day. We as fans want cricketing fans, so let's sing along - 'GO Rain, go! Go Rain, GO!

  • JAN 19, 2021 04:15 AM IST

    India vs Australia 4th Test Day 5 - LIVE!

    Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 5 of the 4th Test match between India and Australia. The rain spoilt the final session of Day 2, and then again destroyed final session of Day 4. The overnight rain is expected to cause a delay in start on the final day, but still the stage is set for a cracker of a day. India need 324 more to win. Australia need 10 wickets. Let's go!

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