IND vs AUS Live: T Natarajan picked two wickets on Day 1 to bring India back in the game.© AFP
Riding on Marnus Labuschagnne’s century, hosts Australia scored 274 for five on the opening day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. Australia skipper Tim Paine was unbeaten on 38 runs, while all-rounder Cameron Green was batting on 28 runs. Marred by a hosts of injuries, the visitors were forced to field one of the most inexperienced bowling line-ups ever. Despite that, India got off to a brilliant start as Mohammed Siraj, just playing his second Test, dismissed opener David Warner in the first over for just one run. Shardul Thakur, also playing his second Test match, had a brilliant start as he got rid of opener Marcus Harris on his very first delivery for his maiden Test wicket. Labuschagne and Steve Smith stitched a solid partnership for the third wicket as hosts lost only two wickets in the opening session. Washington Sundar had a dream debut as he got rid of Australia’s most dangerous batsman Steve Smith as his maiden Test wicket for 36 runs. After that, Labuschagne and Matthew Wade took control of the innings as Australia reached 200. T Natarajan took two wickets in quick intervals, removing both Wade and Labuschagne with his short-pitch deliveries, to bring India back in the game. Paine and Green negated the second new ball with great aplomb to put Australia in driver’s seat. (LIVE SCORECARD)
4th Test, Day 2 Live Score Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From The Gabba, Brisbane
FOUR! Australia: 282/5 (88)
Green attacks this full delivery by Natarajan, and drives it straight of mid-off for a four!
Eight runs from this over.
FOUR! CRACKING SHOT!
Natarajan bowls a full delivery. Green straight drives it past the bowler for a cracking four!
Natarajan sends a full delivery at middle. Green defends it.
The action resumes!
Tim Paine and Cameron Green will resume batting for Australia. Meanwhile, T Natarajan will start off things for India.
There seems to be a crack in the middle of the wicket, and the pitch could quicken up soon. There is also a warm covering of grass.
Good morning and welcome everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 2 of the final and ongoing fourth Test match from The Gabba, in Brisbane. With Tim Paine (38) and Cameron Green (28) currently unbeaten and batting for Australia, the hosts will be hoping to build on their momentum on Day 2. Australia wrapped up Day 1 at 274 for five on Stumps. Can India put an end to that momentum, or will Australia pile up their first innings score? Stay tuned folks, for some cracking cricket!
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