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India vs Australia Highlights, 4th Test, Day 2: India's Rookie Pacers Impress Before Rain Plays Spoilsport

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Last Updated: January 16, 2021, 12:38 IST

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 2

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 2

India vs Australia Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 2 - Apparently the umpires had another look at the ground conditions and although rain did stop, they have deemed that the condtions are not fit for resumption of play. So, FURTHER PLAY HAS BEEN ABANDONED FOR DAY 2!

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That’s all from Day 2. The game hangs in balance. However, we might get to see more spoilsport from the weather in the coming 3 days. However, let’s hope we get more action on Day 3 than what we got. The action on Day 3 will begin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start to cover the lost time. So, join us at 0930 local (2330 GMT PREVIOUS DAY) for all the action. Until then, it is goodbye from our end.

After that, Cummins removed Gill early before Rohit and Pujara added 49. It was Rohit who scored most of the runs during that stand and was looking in supreme touch. However, he threw his wicket away as he tried to attack Lyon. After that, Pujara and Rahane made sure there wasn’t another casualty before Tea. We went off for the break and rain arrived. It bucketed down at the Gabba and when it eventually stopped, it left the conditions wet. After a couple of inspections, the play was called off.

It was Shardul Thakur who struck for the visitors first as he got better of Paine. Sundar knocked over Green in the very next over and Shardul returned to send Cummins packing. Eventually, Natarajan got his 3rd wicket of the game when he dismissed Hazlewood.

Earlier in the day, the Aussie overnight batters, Paine and Green added a few runs before three wickets in quick succession put India on top. Paine once again fell after getting to his half ton. However, Starc along with Lyon added a few valuable runs for his side and made sure Aussies crossed 350 comfortably.

Right! That’s a bit disappointing end to the day’s play. After Rohit got himself in, the Aussies stormed back in the game with his wicket. They were putting the duo of Pujara and Rahane under pressure before the Tea break. The Aussies would’ve loved a few more overs at the Indians but with the heavy downpour, it was impossible.

Apparently the umpires had another look at the ground conditions and although rain did stop, they have deemed that the condtions are not fit for resumption of play. So, FURTHER PLAY HAS BEEN ABANDONED FOR DAY 2!

Play Abandoned for the day Due to a Wet Outfield

Next inspection is scheduled for 16:45 local time (12:15PM IST)

Umpires out in the middle, along with lots of super-soppers, ropes and ground staff.

The rain has stopped and the covers are off. Inspection in about 25 minutes. We may still get some play

We are just getting live visuals from the ground that covers are coming on the square. Not that it is raining but it is very dark and Harsha Bhogle (on air) states that the groundsmen expect a hailstorm to arrive. Let’s hope though that we can get underway soon. Stay tuned for the updates…

IND 62-2: And that is tea on Day 2. This session definitely belonged to Australia as they got rid of both openers and restricted India from scoring too freely. What can Pujara and Rahane do in the final session? We’ll find out soon.

IND 60-2: OUT! Rohit Sharma throws his wicket away and Nathan Lyon has wicket number 397. Rohit goes for a big shot but only manages to find Starc in the deep, who takes an excellent catch.

IND 50-1: The fifty is up for India now and they will be reasonably pleased with this showing. Rohit is playing a little more freely whereas Pujara is being his solid self. India need them to bat on for a long time.

IND 37-1: FOUR! Rohit gets one that is short and outside off from Green and absolutely pounces on it, slapping it through the off-side for a boundary. He’s clearly settled now and would want to make this knock count.

IND 24-1: The introduction of Cummins into the attack has understandably made India more circumspect. New man Cheteshwar Pujara has a task in hand alongside Rohit but both have looked up for it thus far.

IND 11-1: OUT! Pat Cummins comes on and gets the breakthrough, removing Shubman Gill. He pitches one just outside off and Gill, unsure whether to defend or leave, hangs the bat out and edges it to Steve Smith in the slips.

IND 2-0: Steady start for India thus far. Neither Rohit nor Gill has looked to take any unnecessary risks thus far, which makes sense since this pitch has something for batsmen once they’re set.

IND 0-0: Hello and welcome back to live coverage of the Brisbane Test. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are out in the middle and will hope to get India off to a good start.

An excellent session for India. They have taken 5 wickets in the morning, conceding 95 runs. India have kept Australia to well under 400 and the inexperienced bowling attack deserves praise for doing well. However, it was also a decent effort by the Australian tail, with the bat.

OUT! TIMBER! Natarajan finishes things off for the Indians. A lovely ball from Natarajan. Another fine bowling change from Rahane. A fuller ball around off, Hazlewood looks to drive but fails to make any connection. The ball goes behind to disturb the woodwork. Australia are bowled out for 369.

IND vs AUS Live Score – AUS 369/9 – FOUR! Timed! from Josh Hazlewood off the back foot of Mohammad Siraj. Follows it up with another cover drive for four

Mitchell Starc takes on the short stuff from Siraj, but manages to balloon it up towards mid-on, desperate attempt from Mayank Agarwal, but the ball lands safely. Short ball around off, this time Starc looks to pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes high in the air towards mid on. Agarwal from mid off runs for the catch but he fails to get there, in spite of throwing himself.

IND vs AUS Live Score- AUS 354/9 – OUT! Knocks him over from round his legs. Top delivery from Sundar. He gets his 3rd wicket of the game and the entertainment from Lyon is over. A handy knock nonetheless from him.

350 up for Australia – and here’s a stat for you – the hosts have never lost a Test at the Gabba after scoring 350+ in the first innings

FOUR! SHOT! Everything is coming off the middle of the willow of Lyon here. Fullish and outside off, Lyon drives it on the up. It goes to thr right of the mid off fielder. It teases the fielder who gives it a chase but comes second.

SIX! There goes Starc. It was just a matter of time before Starc goes for the big shots. After blocking the 5 balls of the over, he decides that the time is now. Sundar tosses it up again. It is right in the hitting arc of Starc. The southpaw thumps it over long on for a biggie. 

OUT! LBW! Three reds! Shardul gets another one. India storming back in this game here. Superb stuff from Shardul here. He bowls this one full and straight. Cummins looks to flick but misses. Cummins has reviewed it! It is for a LBW appeal which ruled him out, on-field. Looks plumb, especially if there was no bat. Nothing on the Hot Spot and neither on Snicko. Ball Tracker is in, Impact in inside and wicket are hitting. Australia lose the review.

OUT! Washington Sundar castles the well-set Cameron Green, off-spinner that went straight one, takes the edge and onto the stumps. Green’s luck runs out. Big wicket this. He goes for 47. Wickets of back-to-back overs for India.

OUT! Tim Paine departs for 50, Shardul Thakur with the wicket – third catch for Rohit Sharma – Much needed wicket for India. They keep the fight on!

IND vs AUS Live Score: AUS – 311/5: Washington Sundar into the attack now an a happening over. Luck for Green. Sundar floats one around off, it bounces a touch extra as Green looks to defend but ends up getting an outside edge. The ball then goes to the right of the keeper and hits on the arms of the keeper. The ball lobs in the air but drops well short of Rahane at first slip. FIFTY FOR PAINE! A fine, fine knock from the skipper. He has done really well here. He has copped up a fair bit for his batting but the skipper has led from the front here. A fuller ball outside off, Paine drives it wide of the cover fielder to get to the milestone. His 9th half ton in Test, second in this series. Can the Aussie skipper get to the three-figure score here?

Update on Navdeep Saini – he has not taken the field this morning after he went off the field yesterday and was taken for scans for a possible groin strain. India are a bowler short, expect Rohit Sharma to roll him arm over today if Australia are able to bat long

AUS 303/5 – Shardul Thakur into the attack for the first time and starts with a loose delivery down the leg-side – Tim Paine clips it off the pads. 300 up for India. Partnership up to 90 and Paine reached 47. Not good signs for India and honestly, the Indian bowlers have lacked discipline this morning

AUS 298/5 – T Natarajan comes ‘around the wicket. Good first 20 minutes for Australia. Tim Paine and Cameron Green have largely been at ease; but as I type, Green goes chases a full and wide one, edges – no third slip – and a streaky four for the allrounder

AUS 290/5 – Mohammad Siraj with the second over and tries a bouncer – flies way over the batsman and a jumping Rishabh Pant for five byes. 8 runs off that over too.

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AUS 282/5  –   And we are underway! T Natarajan starts off the proceedings. And an absolute beauty to Cameron Green. Pitches on middle and swings away marginally to square up the allrounder, almost a wicket. But, Green fires back with a straight drive for four. He is up and running

Hello and Welcome to our live coverage of day two of the Brisbane Test. For the Australians, it is all about crossing the 400-run mark and the larger part of that goal can only be achieved if the pair of Paine and Cameron stay around for a good while. The partnership between the two is worth 64 and they have been positive in scoring runs as well. But both might adopt a fairly toned-down approach, choosing to play the first session rather carefully. Should be interesting to watch. The other major thing is the weather! Hope it stays clear and that we get a good day’s play

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