India vs Australia Highlights, 4th Test, Day 5: 'Fortress Brisbane' breached, Pant guides Team India to colossal series
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pujara hits Lyon for a boundary. He is nearing his fifty.
JAN 19, 2021 09:48 AM IST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: "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
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
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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