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Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

India need 287 runs to win the Perth Test and to take 2-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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On Day 4 of second test, India will look to bowl out Australia cheaply after conceding 43-run lead. Australia were 132 for four at stumps on the third day of the second Test extending their overall lead to 175 runs. India need to bowl with great line and length in the morning session of Day 4 and take some quick wickets so that they cannot chase more than 250. On the other hand, Paine and Khawaja will look to extend the lead and play out the first session unhurt to consolidate their grip on the match.

 ALSO READ: 'keep your cool Virat', Kohli, Paine resume verbal duel; Umpire warns both

Earlier, responding to Australia's first-innings total of 326, India were all out for 283 to give the hosts a 43 run lead. The Indian skipper scored 123 runs off 257 balls. It was his sixth Test hundred on Australian soil, joining boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar, and he became the second-quickest batsman in Test history to score 25 Test hundreds (in 127 innings) after Sir Donald Bradman's 68 innings.

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

THATS THE END OF DAY 4

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 41, India 112-5 Starc continues and Short ball to start with, no run. Pant beaten outside off and punches the 4th ball to cover, no run. Pant defends the 5th ball. LAST BALL OF THE DAY and a field change for a bouncer but Starc bowls a yorker, Pant defends

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 40, India 112-5 Lyon continues and Pant takes a couple of runs off the first ball, leaves the 2nd. Pant comes down the wicket for a single. Vihari defends, defends and leaves amid the sounds of uhhhs and ahhhs

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 39, India 109-5 Starc continues and a leading edge from Pant gives him a couple of runs. Pant leaves the ball outside the off and a single off the 3rd ball. A bouncer on the leg side and Vihari tries to pull the ball, missed. Another short ball, defended. A ball on leg stump to end the over. 

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 38, India 106-5 Lyon continues and Pant punches it to cover for a single. Vihari cuts the 2nd ball and leaves the 3rd. Vihari drives the 4th and leaves the 5th. A DOT to end the over.

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 37, India 105-5 Mitchell Starc [7.0-1-20-1] is back into the attack and Pant beaten outside off, hit on the pad off the next. Pant beaten outside off again and take a single off the 4th ball. Vihari defends the 5th ball. Short ball abd Vihari glides it fine for FOUR

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 36, India 100-5 Nathan Lyon [9.0-2-24-2] is back into the attack and Vihari tries to sweep but fails and defends, Vihari plays a paddle sweep, no run follows by a drive for a single. Pant cuts the last ball for a single. 

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 35, India 98-5 Hazelewood continues and Rahane look solid before he cuts the 5th ball straight to the short point. Rahane doesn't believe as he hit from the middle. Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves the bouncer down the leg side

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 34, India 98-4

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 33, India 97-4 Hazlewood continues and Vihari defends, blocks and ducks under some murmur of ohhs and ahhs.

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

Over 32, India 97-4 Pat Cummins [6.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack and Hanuma Vihari drives it to long-on for FOUR. Vihari ducks under the 2nd which doesn't bounced, defends the 3rd. 

First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 06:00 IST

Ind vs Aus 2nd test Day 4: Pant, Vihari take India to 112-5 at Stumps

India need 287 runs to win the Perth Test and to take 2-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

On Day 4 of second test, India will look to bowl out Australia cheaply after conceding 43-run lead. Australia were 132 for four at stumps on the third day of the second Test extending their overall lead to 175 runs. India need to bowl with great line and length in the morning session of Day 4 and take some quick wickets so that they cannot chase more than 250. On the other hand, Paine and Khawaja will look to extend the lead and play out the first session unhurt to consolidate their grip on the match.

 ALSO READ: 'keep your cool Virat', Kohli, Paine resume verbal duel; Umpire warns both

Earlier, responding to Australia's first-innings total of 326, India were all out for 283 to give the hosts a 43 run lead. The Indian skipper scored 123 runs off 257 balls. It was his sixth Test hundred on Australian soil, joining boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar, and he became the second-quickest batsman in Test history to score 25 Test hundreds (in 127 innings) after Sir Donald Bradman's 68 innings.

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