India Vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Thakur, Sundar Wrap Up The Aussie Tail-Enders Before Lunch

Akshay Sonawane
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In the 4th Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the hosts won the toss and chose to bat against the Indian team at the Gabba. Day 2, lunch, first innings, Australia 369/10, Overs 115.2, Marnus Labuschagne (108), Tim Paine (50), T Natarajan (3/78 ). The first session of the day belonged to the Indian team as they struck five wickets and conceded 95 runs.

Tim Paine and Cameron Green started the proceedings with the bat for the hosts. India got their first wicket in the form of Paine, the skipper departed after completing his half-century. The right-handed batsman edged the ball in Shardul Thakur’s over which went straight to the slips. Paine’s dismissal brought Pat Cummins to the crease. Green also departed in the following over, the all-rounder fell prey to Washington Sundar. After Paine, Thakur got his second wicket of the day in the successive over, the swing bowler struck Cummins on his pads right in front of the stumps. Nathan Lyon and Mithcell Starc were at the crease following the wicket of Cummins and Green. The tail-enders had a crucial partnership of 49 before Lyon was bowled by Sundar in the 109th over. Josh Hazlewood joined the southpaw at the crease. The tail-enders started swinging the bat on every second ball and gathered some handy runs before Hazlewood’s defence was breached by T Natarajan in the 116th over.

The Indians wrap up the Aussie innings for 369. In the first session, 95 runs were scored, 28.2 overs were bowled at the run rate of 3.35 runs per over.