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IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 1 highlights: Debutant Natarajan shines; AUS 274-5

India made a comeback in the final session, with debutant T Natarajan getting rid of Labuschagne and Matthew Wade (45) in the space of two overs

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Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
The hosts were reduced to 17 for 2 after opting to bat on a bouncy and batting wicket but recovered later, thanks mainly to Labuschagne

Marnus Labuschagne's 108 was the cornerstone of Australia's 274 for 5 at stumps on the opening day of fourth and final Test against India at The Gabba, Brisbaneon Friday.

The hosts were reduced to 17 for 2 after opting to bat on a bouncy and batting wicket but recovered later, thanks mainly to Labuschagne. At stumps, captain Tim Paine and Cameron Green were batting on 38 and 28 respectively.

Labuschagne's 204-ball knock had nine boundaries. He was dropped on 37 by off the bowling of

The Australians scored runs at a fair clip in the second session after they were 65 for 2 at lunch, with Labuschagne going great guns. The hosts added 89 runs from 27 overs and lost just one wicket in that session.

But India made a comeback in the final session, with debutant T Natarajan getting rid of Labuschagne and Matthew Wade (45) in the space of two overs after the duo had stitched 113 runs for the fourth wicket.

The other debutant Washington Sundar got rid of the dangerous (36) for his first Test wicket.


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4th Test scorecard: Australia innings on Day 1

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
David Warner c Rohit b Siraj 1 4 0 0
Marcus Harris c Sundar b Shardul 5 23 0 0
Marnus Labuschagne c Pant b Natarajan 108 204 9 0
Steve Smith c Rohit b Sundar 36 77 5 0
Mathew Wade c Thakur b Natarajan 45 87 6 0
Cameron Green not out 28 70 3 0
Tim Paine not out 38 62 5 0
Total: 274-5 in 87 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mohammed Siraj 19 8 51 1
T Natarajan 20 2 63 2
Shardul Thakur 18 5 67 1
Navdeep Saini 7.5 2 21 0
Washington Sundar 22 4 69 1
Rohit Sharma 0.1 0 1 0

4th Test playing 11
 
India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan.

Australia playing 11: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

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ICC World Test Championship
 
The four-match series between India and Australia is also known as Border-Gavaskar Trophy, currently held by India. The Test series is also a part of (WTC), the final of which will be played in June 2021 at the Lord’s cricket ground in London. The top two teams on ICC WTC points table will qualify for the finals.
 
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