India needs 328 to win Test series in Gabba
Published: 05:08 PM, 18 January 2021
India needs 324 more runs to win the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.
India reached 40 in its chase on 328 in the extended final session on Monday before the rain started pouring in and umpires were forced to call for early Stumps. Only 1.5 overs could be bowled in India’s second innings on Day Four as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill remained unbeaten on 4 and 0 respectively.
Earlier, India bowled out Australia for 294 in their second innings, after resuming the day on 21/0.
Steve Smith was the top scorer for Australia in their second essay as he scored 55 runs off 74. David Warner, Marcus Harris, and Cameron Green also made notable contributions of 48, 38, and 37. Pat Cummins and skipper Tim Paine also made scores of 28 and 27.
Siraj, leading the India attack in just his third test in the injury-enforced absence of Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, returned 5/73 for his career-best figures.
Meanwhile, the highest successful chase at Gabba in 1951, when Australia finished 236/7, but the Tim Paine led-side have fresher memories of how India incredibly salvaged a draw last week in Sydney.