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IND vs AUS Highlights, 4th Test Day 1: Khawaja's gritty 104* takes AUS to 255/4 at Stumps vs India, Green nearing 50

India vs Australia 4th Test Highlights: Usman Khawaja's unbeaten century has taken Australia to 255/4 at Stumps on Day 1 in Ahmedabad. Catch the Highlights of IND vs AUS 4th Test Match.
IND vs AUS Highlights 4th Test Day 1: India vs Australia, Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad
IND vs AUS Highlights 4th Test Day 1: India vs Australia, Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad

India vs Australia 4th Test Highlights: Having opted to bat, Australia posted 255/4 in 90 overs at Stumps on Day 1 of the ongoing fourth and final Test match vs India, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, on Thursday. Usman Khawaja slammed a glorious century, hammering an unbeaten knock of 104 runs off 251 balls, packed with 15 fours. The Aussie opener was at his brilliant best and will resume batting with Cameron Green (49*) on Day 2. Australia got off to a strong start, with Khawaja and Travis Head showing positive intent. Head was eventually dismissed for 32 runs off 44 balls by Ravichandran Ashwin, but helped his side in getting a good start. After Head's wicket, Marnus Labuschagne, at no. 3, failed to have an impact and departed cheaply for three off 20 balls. After Labuschagne, Smith built a steady partnership with Khawaja, but lost his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja, managing to register 38 runs off 135 balls. Batting at no. 5, Peter Handscomb looked comfortable but a peach of a delivery by Mohammed Shami saw him depart for 17 off 27 balls, and the pacer also took his second wicket of the day. After Handscomb, all-rounder Cameron Green restored Australia's stability with a good partnership with Khawaja, which also saw the opener get to his century. The match holds great significance as far as the World Test Championship is concerned and a positive outcome will see India join Australia for the finals, which is scheduled to be played at The Oval in June. A draw or even a defeat won't put curtains on India's qualification chances but a lot will depend on the outcome of the Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, which too starts from Thursday. Australia, on the other hand, will hope to carry forward the winning momentum and finish the series on level terms. The tourists are currently trailing 1-2 in the four-match series....Read More

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Mar 9, 2023 4:38 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: One run and that is Stumps!

A length delivery by Shami, on middle and Khawaja guides it to midwicket's right to remain unbeaten and take Australia to 255/4 at Stumps! WHAT A KNOCK!

Australia: 255/4 (90) at Stumps

Khawaja - 104 (251)

Green - 49 (64)

Mar 9, 2023 4:35 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! GETS HIS HUNDRED! WHAT A KNOCK!

A full delivery by Shami, on the pads. Khawaja hammers it to deep square perfectly, and it so well-placed that it goes for a four! HE GETS HIS 100 OFF 246 BALLS!

WHAT A KNOCK! SIMPLY ELEGANT AND PURE CLASS!

India have a huge task ahead!

Mar 9, 2023 4:32 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: LAST OVER OF THE DAY LEFT, KHAWAJA ON 99

A good length delivery by Jadeja, on middle and leg. Khawaja glances it to deep midwicket for a single.

Last over to go and Khawaja is at 99 off 245 balls. Will he get his ton today? Or will he lose his wicket in heartbreak?

Australia: 250/4 (89)

Mar 9, 2023 4:29 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR!

A full delivery by Ashwin, outside off. Green smacks it wide of mid-off for a four! This was his seventh four, and he is on 44 off 61 balls. Meanwhile, Khawaja is unbeaten and has slammed 98 off 242 balls.

Mar 9, 2023 4:20 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: A LOW FULL TOSS AND CLATTERED!

Shami tried to go for the yorker, but it came out as a low full toss, on off. Green punishes him with much aplomb and clatters it wide of mid-off for a brilliantly timed four! The last 30 minutes has been all Australia! Green has added some new energy to this Aussie innings, has been rotating strike and taking pressure of Khawaja.

Australia: 234/4 (84.5)

Mar 9, 2023 4:11 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! GLORIOUS! SIMPLY GLORIOUS!

A full delivery by Shami, going to his pads. Khawaja was dip in the crease and clipped it to deep backward square to enter his 90s! CENTURY BOUND!

He has dominating in that region all day, be it one way or another, through his flicks or pull shots!

Australia: 219/4 (83)

Khawaja - 92 (233)

Green - 25 (40)

Mar 9, 2023 4:03 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: 12 off this over! AUS 213/4 (82)

In the fifth delivery, Yadav sent it full, overpitched and on midde. Green drove it elgance, past the bowler and Khawaja for a glorious four!

In the third ball, Umesh sent a short ball, wide of off. Green smartly placed it wide of third slip for a four!

12 off this over, the most expensive in this innings!

Australia: 213/4 (82)

Mar 9, 2023 4:00 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: One run, Australia get to 200!

A short delivery by Axar, towards off. Khawaja taps it to long on for a single and takes Australia to 200 single-handedly! The opener has remained strong today and has made the Indian bowlers toil hard! Also edging towards his ton! The second ball was due and India didn't take it.

Australia: 200/4 (80.2)

Mar 9, 2023 3:43 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! KHAWAJA GOING STRONG!

A full delivery by Ashwin, outside off. It is overpitched and Khawaja uses the full face of his bat to drill it to cover's right for a four!

They are rotating their strike and if India don't remove Khawaja soon, he could be bagging his century before Stummps, and that's what the Aussie opener would be aiming for! His highest score in the series has been 81 and he is already past that! The opener has registered 84 off 214 balls, packed with 13 fours.

Mar 9, 2023 3:31 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: WHACKED OVER COVER POINT!

A slow delivery by Ashwin, too short and outside off. Green whacks it with much aplomb through the gap in cover point for a four! SHOT!

More 16 overs to go for Stumps and Green, Khawaja will be looking to build a stabilising partnership, to make up for the post-Tea blip and also to add that lost tempo to the Australin innings.

Australia: 185/4 (74)

Mar 9, 2023 3:25 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: One run

A length delivery by Shami, around off. Khawaja drills it to point for a single.

Wickets are tumbling but Khawaja is still there. The batters to have left are Head (32), Labuschagne (3), Smith (38), Handscomb (17).

Australia need to win the match if they want to level the series 2-2. Also a positive outcome for India will see Rohit and Co join the Aussies in the WTC finals, scheduled for June. A draw or defeat won't end India's chances, but a lot will rely on the outcome of the Test series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Mar 9, 2023 3:16 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: OUT! WHAT A DELIVERY! PERFECTION!

Peach of a delivery by Shami, as he hits the deck on good length. It straightens off the deck and Handscomb is stuck on the back foot to defend, gets beaten with ease. The ball rattles the off stump, and another wicket goes for Australia. THE DELIVERY WAS SIMPLY WAY TOO PERFECT!

This has been a blip for them after Tea. Wickets are suddenly tumbling!

Handscomb b Shami 17 (27)

Mar 9, 2023 3:11 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, AUS 169/3 (70)

A flat delivery by Jadeja, into off. Handscomb defends it on the front foot. No run. Khawaja is going strong and has really adapted to the conditions well. He is really enjoying himself out there and deserved big applause! The opener has smacked 68 off 196 balls and is unbeaten.

Australia: 169/3 (70)

Mar 9, 2023 3:02 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: AMAZING FOOTWORK!

Handscomb goes down the track to hammer this delivery by Jadeja, wide of mid-on! PICK THE GAP BETWEEN MIDWICKET AND MID ON WITH SUPERB TIMING!

He will be aiming to maintain his composure, hit the occasional boundary and support. In the ongoing series, he is Australia's fifth-highest run-scorer with 132 runs in 4* matches for Australia.

Mar 9, 2023 2:53 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, AUS 153/3 (65)

Back of a length delivery by Umesh, off stump line. Khawaja is on his toes and he defends it to point. No run.

Khawaja is currently at 67 off 186 balls, and will be hoping to not lose his wicket today. If he remains, Australia could end up posting a strong total on Day 2. The opener was building a strong partnership with Smith, but Jadeja struck to remove the Aussie captain. The onus is also on Handscomb, who will need to support Khawaja and keep his wicket in this session.

Australia: 153/3 (65)

Mar 9, 2023 2:41 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: OUT! BIG WICKET!

A flat delivery by Jadeja, around off. Smith tries to work it off side, but the ball is straight and he gets an inside edge, which goes off the pads and then hits the stumps!

THE PARTNERSHIP ENDS!

Smith b Jadeja 38 (135)

Mar 9, 2023 2:39 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: 150 up!

A good length delivery by Umesh, outside off. Khawaja drills it to point for a single and Australia are 150 up!

Mar 9, 2023 2:34 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: The action resumes!

Khawaja and Smith resume batting for Australia in the post-Tea session. Umesh Yadav to bowl for India.

Mar 9, 2023 2:15 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, Tea time!

A short delivery by Iyer, outside off. Smith guides it to cover. No run. Now, it is time for Tea!

Australia: 149/2 (62)

Smith- 38(129)

Khawaja- 65(180)

Mar 9, 2023 2:03 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, AUS 145/2 (59)

A full delivery by Jadeja, on off. Khawaja defends it with caution.

Australia: 145/2 (59)

Mar 9, 2023 1:53 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: BETWEEN POINT AND COVER! AUS 140/2 (55.2)

A short delivery by Axar, wide of off. Khawaja hammers it between point and cover for a four to deep point.

Australia: 140/2 (55.2)

Mar 9, 2023 1:45 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, AUS 133/2 (53)

Jadeja tosses it up, on off. Khawaja waits for it and then defends it from deep in the crease.

Australia: 133/2 (53)

Mar 9, 2023 1:37 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: PULLS IT HIGH AND WIDE!

A short delivery by Shami, towards off. Smith gets across to pull it high and wide. Ashwin sees it late, and doesn't do much to stop it also. It goes behind square on the on-side for a four!

Mar 9, 2023 1:28 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! KHAWAJA GETS HIS FIFTY!

A length delivery by Shami, wide of off. Khawaja guides it wide of the man at second slip for a four! HE GETS HIS HARD-EARNED HALF-CENTURY!

Australia: 125/2 (48.3)

Mar 9, 2023 1:23 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: WHAT A SHOT! BRILLIANT!

A slow delivery by Ashwin, short on middle. It turns in and Smith flicks it right behind the wicket! It trickles to the boundary for a four! SHOT!

Mar 9, 2023 1:16 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: Two runs

A full delivery by Shami, on off. Smith clips it to square leg's left for a double.

Mar 9, 2023 1:05 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: One run, AUS 108/2 (43.5)

A full delivery by Ashwin, on middle. Smith clatters it between fielders at mid-wicket for a single.

Australia: 108/2 (43.5)

Mar 9, 2023 12:57 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: AUSTRALIA GET PAST 100!

A short delivery by Ashwin, into leg. Khawaja drills it through square leg, off th pads for a four!

Australia get past 100 and Khawaja also nears his half-century! Excellent batter by the opener!

Mar 9, 2023 12:42 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: One run

A full delivery by Umesh, into middle. Khawaja defends it past the bowler and non-striker for a single.

Australia: 96/2 (36.5)

Mar 9, 2023 12:34 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! LOVELY CUT!

A short delivery by Umesh, and wide. Smith beautifully cuts it behind point for a fantastic four! TOP SHOT!

Mar 9, 2023 12:26 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: One run, AUS 87/2 (32)

A short delivery by Jadeja, outside leg. Khawaja pulls it to fine leg but the sweeper is there to stop it. One run.

Australia: 87/2 (32)

Mar 9, 2023 12:16 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! SWEPT FINE!

A loose delivery by Jadeja, down leg. Khawaja sweeps it fine for a four!

Mar 9, 2023 12:13 PM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: The action resumes!

Smith and Khawaja to resume batting for Australia. Jadeja to bowl for India. Post-lunch session resumes!

Mar 9, 2023 11:33 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: LUNCH TIME!

A short delivery by Axar, towards off. Khawaja defends it safely!

LUNCH TIME NOW!

Australia: 75/2 (29)

Khawaja- 27(94)

Smith- 2 (17)

Mar 9, 2023 11:26 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, AUS 75/2 (26)

A short length delivery by Ashwin, outside off. Smith guides this arm ball in front of point. No run.

Australia: 75/2 (26)

Mar 9, 2023 11:21 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: One run

A short delivery by Ashwin, outside off. Smith musters it through mid-wicket for a single.

Mar 9, 2023 11:14 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, AUS 73/2 (24)

A full delivery by Ashwin, straight. Smith guides it to mid-on with a strong bottom hand. No run.

Australia: 73/2 (24)

Mar 9, 2023 11:09 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: OUT! SHAMI STRIKES!

A full length delivery by Shami, outside off. Labuschagne fails to connect and the bal finds the gap between bat and pad. It hits the leg stump! BIG WICKET!

Labuschagne b Shami 3 (20)

Mar 9, 2023 10:56 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: SLAMMED TO DEEP SQUARE!

A short delivery by Ashwin, on midle. It was going to his pads, Khawaja hammers it between midwicket and square leg, goes to deep square for a four! TOP SHOT!

Mar 9, 2023 10:51 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! AUS 66/1 (18)

A short delivery by Ashwin, on off. Khawaja pulls it through the on-side for four runs! GOOD SHOT!

Australia: 66/1 (18)

Mar 9, 2023 10:43 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: OUT! BREAKTHROUGH!

A full tossed up delivery by Ashwin, outside off. Head goes down the pitch and toe-ends his shot. No timming and it goes for a catch in mid-on!

Head c Jadeja b ashwin 32 (44)

Mar 9, 2023 10:32 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! VERY FINE!

A poor delivery by Ashwin, down leg. Khawaja waits for it and then glances it very fine for a four!

Mar 9, 2023 10:30 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: THREE FOURS IN THIS OVER!

In the final delivery, Umesh sends a straight ball, on middle. Head hammers it wide of mid-on for a four!

The previous two fours were clattered to fine leg and forward of point!

50 partnership in 13 overs!

Australia: 52/0 (13)

Mar 9, 2023 10:26 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: ALMOST A RUN OUT!

Khawaja directs this delivery by Ashwin to short leg and goes for a single. Gill is thre to throw it at the stumps and Khawaja dives back. THE DIRECT HIT IS MISSED AND KHAWAJA FELL SHORT!

Mar 9, 2023 10:21 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR! WIDE OF COVER!

A half-volley by Umesh, wide of off. Head hammers it wide of cover for a powerful cover drive! FOUR!

Australia: 38/0 (11)

Mar 9, 2023 10:19 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: TOP SHOT!

Umesh overpitches his delivery, on middle. Head drives it straight past the non-striker for a fantastic four!

Mar 9, 2023 10:13 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: FOUR!

A full and straight delivery by Shami, on middle and off. Head drives it with ease, straight on mid on. Umesh dives but it goes past him! FOUR!

Australia: 30/0 (9)

Mar 9, 2023 10:06 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: No run, AUS 24/0 (7)

A full length delivery by Shami, on fourth stump line. Head defends it to mid-off. No run.

Australia: 24/0 (7)

Also in the previous over, Bharat dropped a sitter. Head got a thin edge off Umesh, and it was at waist height to the wicketkeeper, he missed it!

Mar 9, 2023 9:57 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: Two runs

A half-volley by Umesh, and Head drives it to wie mid off. Rohit dives to his right but the ball goes past his hands. Two runs.

Mar 9, 2023 9:50 AM IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 1: Second maiden for Umesh!

A good length delivery by Umesh, top of off. Khawaja backs and then defends it to mid-on!

Second maiden for Umesh!

Australia: 15/0 (4)

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