Welcome to information.com.au’s stay protection of day 5 of the fourth Take a look at between Australia and India in Ahmedabad.
Regardless of the Take a look at really fizzling out to a probable draw with the pitch unlikely to disclose any extra important demons than it already has, Steve Smith can try to make a recreation of this Take a look at and problem India to chase down a small complete in a brief time frame.
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Virat Kohli hit his twenty eighth, ending a 1206-day drought since his final Take a look at hundred as he was the ultimate man dismissed for 186.
India had been lastly dismissed for 571, giving them a lead of 91.
Australia completed 0/3 at stumps on Day 4 with Travis Head on the crease alongside nightwatchman Matt Kuhnemann.
Play begins at 3pm (AEDT). Comply with under for stay updates.
3.20pm- Kuhnemann gone
Poor outdated nightmatchman Matt Kuhnemann lasted solely a handful of overs earlier than Ravi Ashwin trapped him lbw for six.
3pm – Khawaja damage replace
Australia are sweating on the health of star batter Usman Khawaja, who fell awkwardly making an attempt a boundary catch on day 4.
Australia stay 88 runs behind and wish to hold on for no less than that a lot to attract the match, conserving India reliant on different outcomes world wide to be a certainty for the World Take a look at Championship ultimate.
Information Corp confirmed right this moment that Khawaja was despatched for MRIs after play on day 4 however there was no indication of a fracture.
He was complaining of soreness to his decrease left leg, and is anticipated to have a success within the nets at Ahmedabad to be able to see if he can play.
Matthew Kuhnemann volunteered to open the batting alongside Travis Head final night time, surviving a dropped catch off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin to get by to stumps.
2.45pm – Stakes excessive for India
India haven’t locked up their spot within the World Take a look at Championship ultimate but, and a draw or loss received’t assist their possibilities an excessive amount of.
If the match ends in a draw, India should hope Sri Lanka don’t beat New Zealand 2-0 of their Take a look at collection that’s at present underway.
The Kiwis are chasing 285 within the fourth innings to win after a century from Angelo Matthews put Sri Lanka in a powerful place.
Australia must get forward after which pile on sufficient runs to try to bowl India out, which proved exceedingly troublesome within the first innings.
However there’s some hope for India.
Brad Haddin mentioned on Fox Cricket “when Australia go into bat, they don’t have anything to play for”.
He mentioned that might be all that decides a outcome as “it’s harmful to bat when there’s nothing to play for.”