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India vs Australia 4th Test Highlights: Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur Shine For India, Australia Lead By 54 Runs

IND vs AUS Live: Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur have scored half-centuries on Day 3.© Twitter

India staged a valiant turnaround to reduce their deficit to only 33 runs against Australia, on Day 3 of their fourth Test match, at The Gabba in Brisbane. Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur scored heroic half-centuries to help India post a first innings score of 336 runs in response to Australia’s 369. The visitors began Day 3 on a poor note, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane losing their wickets to Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc. Their dismissals were followed by the wickets of Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant, who couldn’t put much of a fight against the Aussie bowlers. It was only after the arrival of Sundar and Thakur, that the visitors staged a turnaround. Sundar slammed a half-century on his Test debut, scoring 62 runs off 144 deliveries. He lost his wicket to Mitchell Starc. Meanwhile, Thakur scored his maiden half-century, slamming 67 from 115 balls. He was dismissed by Pat Cummins. Hazlewood was on top form, registering five wickets against India. The hosts will be aiming to end Day 3 on a positive note and build some momentum. (LIVE SCORECARD)


4th Test, Day 3 Live Score Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From The Gabba, Brisbane

  • January17202113:04 (IST)

    No run, Australia: 21/0, lead by 54 runs

    A full swinging delivery by Natarajan. Harris leaves it alone.

    Australia lead by 54 runs and end Day 3.

  • January17202113:02 (IST)

    Three runs

    A short delivery by Sundar, on off stump line. Warner cuts it late, fine of backward point. Three runs.

  • January17202112:54 (IST)


    Siraj bowls a short delivery, just outside off. Warner cuts it between gully and point for a four!

  • January17202112:52 (IST)


    Siraj delivers a length delivery, close to off stump. Warner pushes it to the left of mid-off. FOUR!

  • January17202112:51 (IST)


    Siraj bowls in a short delivery, on off stump. Warner pulls it wide of mid-on for a four!

  • January17202112:47 (IST)

    One run

    A good length delivery by Natarajan. Warner guides it to the right of cover. He calls for a quick single and then dives to reach his crease. Rohit’s direct hit was streaking in towards the bowler’s end.

  • January17202112:43 (IST)

    No run

    Siraj bowls a full delivery, outside off. Harris leaves it.

  • January17202112:42 (IST)

    No run

    Siraj bowls a full delivery, drifting away from off stump. Harris leaves it alone.

  • January17202112:40 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Marcus Harris and David Warner will open the second innings for Australia. Mohammed Siraj will bowl the first over for India.

  • January17202112:32 (IST)

    OUT! Mohammed Siraj b Josh Hazlewood 13 (10)

    OUT!! HAZLEWOOD GETS HIS FIVE-FOR! He sent a full delivery, at leg stump. Siraj misses it and it hits the wickets! OUT! END OF INDIA’S FIRST INNINGS!  A GOOD FIGHTBACK BY INDIA! 

    The visitors trail by 33 runs.

  • January17202112:30 (IST)


    A bouncer by Hazlewood. Siraj ramps it over the slips for a four!

  • January17202112:24 (IST)

    Two runs, India: 332/9 (110), trail by 37 runs

    Hazlewood sends a full delivery on off stump. Siraj scoops it over mid-off for two runs.

  • January17202112:22 (IST)

    One run

    A short delivery by Hazlewood on off stump. Nataraja makes room and sends it to the left of mid-off for a single.

  • January17202112:16 (IST)

    OUT! Washington Sundar c Cameron Green b Mitchell Starc 62 (144)

    A good, short delivery by Starc, angling towards Sundar. He tries to ramp it over gully, but it lacks intent. Green dives to his left to catch it! OUT!

    In comes, T Natarajan.

  • January17202112:10 (IST)


    A short delivery by Hazlewood, similar to the one which sent Saini back to the pavilion. Siraj steps away to the leg side and cuts it over the point region. FOUR!

  • January17202112:10 (IST)


    A short delivery by Hazlewood, similar to the one which sent Saini back to the pavilion. Siraj steps away to the leg side and cuts it over the point region. FOUR!

  • January17202112:09 (IST)

    OUTTT!! Navdeep Saini c Steve Smith b Josh Hazlewood 5 (14)

    A short rising delivery by Hazlewood. Saini tries to to dodge, but can’t. He gets an edge to second slip. CAUGHT!

    In comes, Mohammed Siraj.

  • January17202111:58 (IST)

    No run

    Hazlewood sends it back of a length on off stump. Sundar makes some room and guides it through cover point. No run. 

  • January17202111:56 (IST)


    Cummins delivers a bouncer. Saini tries to duck it, the ball hits the shoulder of his bat to go over gully over a four!

  • January17202111:48 (IST)

    SIXXX! And its drinks break now!

    A tossed up delivery by Lyon. Sundar smacks it over mid-on for a smashing six! Its drinks break now!

  • January17202111:43 (IST)

    No run, BIG APPEAL!

    Cummins sends a bouncer, over off stump. Saini leaves it alone. But Cummins appeals it, and Australia review. The review goes in India’s favour.

  • January17202111:37 (IST)

    OUT! Shardul Thakur b Pat Cummins 67 (115)


    A good length delivery by Cummins, outside off stump. Thakur tries to drive it, but misses it and it hits the stumps!

    End to an excellent partnership!

    India trail by 60 runs!

    In comes, Navdeep Saini.

  • January17202111:27 (IST)

    No run, India: 305/6 (100), trail by 64 runs

    Lyon pitched in a yorker length delivery. Sundar sent it back to the bowler. No run.

  • January17202111:21 (IST)

    Two runs

    Cummins bowls a fuller delivery, at off stump. Thakur guides it through backward point for two runs.

  • January17202111:13 (IST)

    One run, Washington Sundar reaches his maiden Test fifty as well!

    A full delivery by Starc, at the stumps. Sundar guides it to mid-off and takes a single! HE REACHES HIS MAIDEN TEST FIFTY AS WELL! THAT TOO ON HIS DEBUT!

  • January17202111:10 (IST)


    Sundar attacks this Lyon delivery now! Its his turn! He goes forward and whacks it through the covers! WHAT A SHOT! CENTURY PARTNERSHIP REACHED!

  • January17202111:08 (IST)


    Thakur attacks this Lyon delivery! He goes down the pitch and smacks it over long-on for a smashing six! THAKUR REACHES HIS MAIDEN TEST FIFTY!

  • January17202111:01 (IST)

    No run, India: 273/6 (94), trail by 96 runs

    Lyon tosses up this delivery, on off stump. Sundar drives it to cover. No run.

  • January17202110:56 (IST)


    Starc bowls a short delivery. Sundar edges it and it goes past the gully for a four!

  • January17202110:54 (IST)


    Starc bowls a length delivery, with width. Thakur waits for it and smacks it through extra cover for a four!

  • January17202110:43 (IST)

    One run

    Lyon sends a short delivery. Sundar drives it off his backfoot, but it doesn’t cross mid-off. One run.

  • January17202110:40 (IST)


    Starc bowls a short delivery, outside off. Thakur lofts it via a square cut over point. FOUR!

  • January17202110:37 (IST)


    Starc pitches it up, slightly outside off. Thakur uses his front leg to off-drive it for a four!

  • January17202110:34 (IST)

    No run

    Lyon tosses up his delivery, full and wide of off. Sundar leaves it. No run.

  • January17202110:33 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur to resume batting for India. Nathan Lyon will bowl for Australia.

  • January17202110:14 (IST)

    No run

    Cummins delivers it back of a length, on middle and leg stump. Thakur defends it between forward short leg. No run.

    Its Tea time now! Good session for India!

  • January17202110:12 (IST)

    FOUR! India cross the 250-run mark!

    Cummins bowls it back of a length, close to off stump. Thakur gets a thick outside edge, and it goes along the ground between gully and backward point for a four!

    India cross the 250-run mark!

  • January17202110:10 (IST)


    Cummins delivers a full delivery, into the middle stump. Thakur goes forward and flicks it to the left of mid-on for a four!

  • January17202110:07 (IST)

    Three runs

    Hazlewood bowls a full delivery, on leg stump. Sundar glances it through square leg for three runs.

  • January17202110:02 (IST)

    One run

    A short delivery by Hazlewood, towards the hips. Thakur guides it away to long leg for a single.

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