IND vs AUS / India at the end of the fourth day - 164/3 wickets, still 280 runs behind - Kohli, Rahane at the crease

Zoom News : Jun 10, 2023, 10:52 PM
IND vs AUS: To win the final of the World Test Championship (WTC), the Indian team has to score 280 more runs in 90 overs. Till stumps on the fourth day, Team India has scored 164 runs for 3 wickets in the second innings. Kohli is unbeaten on 44 and Ajinkya Rahane on 20 runs. Australia declared their second innings at 270/8 and set India a target of 444 runs to win. India were all out for 296 runs in the first innings at The Oval ground in London, while Australia were all out for 469 runs in the first innings.

100 runs completed in 23rd over

Chasing a mammoth target of 444 runs, Team India got off to a good start by Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma. Both made a confident start, but Gill had to return to the pavilion after a controversial catch by Cameron Green. Rohit then scored quick runs with Cheteshwar Pujara as well, but both were dismissed on 93.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, who came to bat after Rohit and Pujara, took India's score past 100 runs in the 23rd over itself.

Rohit-Pujara's half-century partnership

Skipper Rohit Sharma shared a half-century stand with experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara after Gill was dismissed for 41 runs. Both shared a 51-run partnership for the second wicket on 77 balls. This partnership was broken by Nathan Lyon by LWB to Rohit Sharma.

This is how India's wickets fell in the second innings

First: A good length ball outside off from Boland, taking the outside edge of the bat to third slip, which was caught by Green with one hand. The ball appeared to have touched the grass, so the field umpire sent the appeal to the third umpire and sought advice. Here the third umpire declared Gill out. Later there was controversy on this catch.

Second: Rohit Sharma was LBW in the course of sweeping the ball going outside the middle stump of Nathan Lyon. The Indian captain got out after scoring 43 runs. Here India got another blow.

Third: Pujara wanted to uppercut Pat Cummins' short pitch ball, but the ball touched the bottom edge of the bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Alex Carey.

First: India-Australia mixed performance

Both the teams put up a mixed performance in this session. In this, Australia scored 78 runs, while India also got two successes. Indian bowlers dismissed Marnus Labuschagne, who returned unbeaten on the third day, for 41, while Cameron Green was dismissed for 25. Ravindra Jadeja got the third wicket.

Second: Mixed performance of both the teams

Both the teams performed mixed in the second session. In this session, 110 runs were scored and three wickets fell. The Australian team lost two wickets in this session to score 69 runs and declared the innings. After that, the Indian team scored 41 runs after losing the wicket of Shubman Gill.

The Kangaroos declared their second innings at 270/8.

On Saturday, the Kangaroos started the fourth day with a score of 123/4. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey returned unbeaten on 66, while Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc scored an identical 41 each.

From India, Ravindra Jadeja got three wickets, Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav got two wickets each.

Half-century between Stark-Carey for the seventh wicket

Partnership: A half-century partnership between Mitchell Starc and Alex Carey for the seventh wicket. There was a 93-run partnership between the two in 120 balls. Stark fell victim to Shami after scoring 41 runs and this partnership was broken.

This is how Australia's wickets fell in the second innings.

First: Siraj bowled a wobble seam ball, Warner wanted to play the third ball of the fourth over on the back foot, but the ball took a slight edge and went to the wicketkeeper, which Bharat did not make a mistake in catching.

Second: Umesh wanted to drive on a wide length ball from Yadav, but the ball took an edge and went to the wicketkeeper Bharat. Bharat took a simple catch.

Third: Jadeja bowled a good length ball on the off stump. Steve Smith wanted to go ahead and play short in the direction of the leg, but the ball turned and hit the outer edge of the bat and stood in the air above the covers, which was easily caught by Shardul Thakur after running a few steps.

Fourth: Jadeja turns the ball inside out with a good length, this ball is slightly pressed, on which wanted to head drive. But hit towards Jadeja and Jaddu caught an easy catch.

Fifth: Umesh Yadav's length ball took the edge of Labushen's bat and went to the slip, which was caught by Cheteshwar Pujara.

Sixth: Jadeja turned the ball outside the leg stump like a middle stump, which Green wanted to hit, but the ball hit the gloves and went on the stump.

Seventh: Mohammed Shami got Mitchell Starc caught by Virat Kohli. Stark wanted to play a full length ball over mid-on, but the ball edged to Kohli standing at first slip.

Eighth: Cummins caught at points on Shami's length ball going out.

Playing-11 of both the teams

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland.