Welcome to information.com.au’s stay protection of the fourth and ultimate Check from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Regardless of Australia posting their highest innings complete since 2008, the Check enters the fourth day of play wanting prefer it’s heading for a draw.
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Steve Smith’s males struggled to make inroads on the Indian batting line-up throughout day three, with solely three wickets falling.
India will resume on the crease with famous person Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja seeking to claw again the 191 run deficit.
On a pitch providing little to the bowlers, the Aussies are praying for a miracle in the event that they’re to be any probability of ending the collection tied at 2-2.
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6.05pm – Lyon strikes once more
Nathan Lyon has accomplished the trick by eradicating Srikar Bharat, the person who had the gang up and off their ft together with his masterful hitting.
From across the wicket the Aussie spinner bought one to chunk off the pitch, catching the within fringe of Bharat because it hit his pad and spooned within the air earlier than it was comfortably taken by Peter Handscomb.
5.50pm – Indian star dispatches Inexperienced to all elements
Cameron Inexperienced simply had an over to overlook as Srikar Bharat pummeled him to all elements of the bottom.
After getting Virat Kohli off strike, the towering Aussie was hoisted over the rope in back-to-back deliveries earlier than altering techniques.
The slight change didn’t gradual Bharat down as he lower one behind level for 4. A complete of 21 runs got here off the over which included two no balls.
5.10pm – Kohli nears first ton in three years
Virat Kohli is seeking to finish a 3 yr Check century drought and has moved to 88 at lunch of day 4.
India are in no rush and other than a rush of blood from Ravindra Jadeja noticed Australia declare only one wicket within the session.
India are content material on chasing the draw at this level, and nonetheless path by 118 runs on the primary innings.
Australia want the win to attract the collection however India appear content material to play for a draw or gamble that Australia will as soon as once more implode with the collection gone.
Brad Haddin mentioned India try to bat lengthy sufficient that “when Australia go into bat, they don’t have anything to play for.”
He mentioned that might be all that decides the consequence as “it’s harmful to bat when there’s nothing to play for.”
3.35pm – ’What has occurred?’ Mind fade prices India
India have misplaced its fourth wicket after Ravindra Jadeja bought himself out for 28, chipping a Todd Murphy ball to Usman Khawaja at mid-on.
It was a weird second as India had been seeking to consolidate their innings, having batted patiently within the first half an hour of the day.
“What has he accomplished right here?” Harsha Bhogle exclaimed. “The final couple of deliveries, Ravindra Jadeja has performed pictures fully out of character with what he’s accomplished for the remainder and has given Australia a wicket on a platter.”
Sunil Gavaskar was equally perplexed.
“What has occurred?” he mentioned. “Did any person say something to him?
“Then abruptly this explicit over he’s gone the aerial route.
“What is that this shot? Kohli’s not impressed, the changeroom’s not going to be impressed, I can inform you that, Rahul Dravid the coach, will not be going to be impressed by this shot. And he’d performed such a accountable innings earlier than that, subsequently it is a shot onerous to grasp.”
However Australia will take it as wickets are at a premium on this match.
It might be pretty much as good as two wickets down as Shreyas Iyer has additionally bought a again damage and has gone for a scan.
2.30pm – Lyon optimistic regardless of lifeless pitch
Nathan Lyon stays upbeat Australia can pull a rabbit out of the hat over the course of the ultimate two days and end the collection locked up at 2-2.
The opening three Checks all completed inside three days, however the ultimate is wanting sure to go all the way down to the wire with Lyon believing a late consequence remains to be in play supplied the bowlers can apply the stress early.
“Over right here what I’ve discovered, the black soil appears to carry collectively quite a bit higher than the purple soil,” Nathan Lyon.
“There’s not an excessively nice deal of footmarks on the market to hit for spinners.
“We might even see it begin to go up and down slightly bit extra. However even speaking to ‘Starcy’, he’s placing in loads of effort and the ball simply appears to be stopping within the wicket.
“With the hotter climate right here hopefully there’s nonetheless a consequence on this sport. We’ve simply bought to bowl properly within the morning and get the stress of their change room.
“These are the kind of Check matches which can be received within the final half-an-hour of day 5, and these are the kind of Check matches you need to be part of.
“The onerous grind with a possible nice reward on the finish of it. They’re difficult, however we’re all up for a problem, and it’s a correct grind, good Check cricket.”
Lyon was stuffed with reward for his spin counterparts in Todd Murphy and Matt Kuhnemann who’ve continued to toil away in making an attempt situations.
“It’s an enormous second for the 2 younger spinners and I feel they bowled exceptionally properly,” Lyon mentioned.
“I feel it’s fairly even. We all know video games on this a part of the world can pace up shortly.”