IND vs AUS Live: Shardul Thakur celebrates a wicket during Day 2 of the 4th Test.© AFP
India have broken Australia’s momentum with crucial wickets, on Day 2 of the ongoing fourth and final Test match, at The Gabba, in Brisbane. Despite putting in a good start on Day 2 for the hosts, Tim Paine lost his wicket to Shardul Thakur after registering his half-century. The Aussie captain slammed 50 runs off 104 balls, which included six fours. Cameron Green, who was unbeaten from Day 1, lost his wicket to spinner and Test debutant Washington Sundar, after scoring 47 from 107 deliveries. With Paine and Green departing for the pavilion, the Indian bowlers have found it easy to trump the tailenders, with Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon having already lost their wickets. (LIVE SCORECARD)
4th Test, Day 2 Live Score Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From The Gabba, Brisbane
OUT! Josh Hazlewood b T Natarajan 11 (27)
A good length delivery by Natarajan, on off stump line. Hazlewood tries to drive it, but gets an inside edge. The ball hits the off stump.
Its Lunch time now, and Australia wrap up their first innings at 369 in 115.2 overs.
FOUR! Australia: 369/9 (114)
A length ball by Siraj, outside off. Hazlewood drives it on the rise through the vacant covers region.
Siraj bowls a shorter length delivery. Hazlewood gets room and guides it off the back foot to the cover boundary for a four!
A full delivery by Sundar on middle stump. Starc drives it to long-on for a single.
Siraj sends a short delivery, outside off. Starc tries to pull it, but slices it. Mayank runs to his left from extra cover and dives but misses it. Nice effort though!
Sundar bowls a good length delivery, at off stump. Hazlewood defends it into the covers. No run.
A good length delivery by Siraj, outside off. Hazlewood guides it to mid-off on the front foot. No run.
OUT! Nathan Lyon b Washington Sundar 24 (22)
A full ball by Sundar, at middle and leg. Lyon shuffles and tries to sweep it. But it was jus too full! It hits the stumps.
In comes, Josh Hazlewood.
One run, Australia: 352/8 (107)
Sundar delivers a full ball, on off stump. Starc drives it to long-off for a single.
Sundar pitches a full delivery, angling into the pads. Starc guides it to midwicket’s left for two runs.
A good length delivery by Thakur, outside off. Lyon punches it to mid-off’s right for a four!
A good length delivery by Sundar, wide outside off. Lyon shuffles and gets down on his back knee to sweep it past short fine for a four!
A full delivery at middle stump by Thakur. Lyon uses the full face of his bat to on-drive it past the non-striker for a four!
A short ball by Thakur, Lyon pulls it over square leg for a four, with a few bounces before the boundary.
Not a good delivery by Sundar. He overpitches it at off stump. Starc smacks it over long-on boundary for a six!
OUT! Pat Cummins lbw b Shardul Thakur 2 (8)
It was a full delivery, in front of middle stump by Cummins. He tries to glance it but went for it too soon. The umpire gives LBW, but Cummins reviews it. No bat in HotSpot and RTS. LBW!
In comes, Nathan Lyon.
OUT! Cameron Green b Washington Sundar 47 (107)
WRONG LINE BY GREEN!
Sundar sends a length delivery, and it was flatter. Green goes forward and tries to play for a non-existent turn. The ball goes past Green’s defensive stance and hits the middle stump.
In comes, Mitchell Starc.
OUT!!! Tim Paine c Rohit Sharma b Shardul Thakur 50 (104)
A full delivery by Thakur, outside off. Paine gets an outside edge, and it goes to Rohit at second slip. He catches it instinctively.
In comes, Pat Cummins.
One run, Tim Paine reaches his half-century!
A full delivery by Sundar, outside off. Paine hits it into the covers and reaches his fifty from 102 balls.
A full delivery by Thakur, on the pads. Green flicks it to long leg for a single.
A length ball by Siraj, angling in. Green guides it with a straight bat, wide of mid-on. Three runs.
No run, Australia: 303/5 (96)
A short delivery by Thakur, outside off. Paine leaves it. It goes to Pant, who grabs it.
Four runs, Australia cross the 300-run mark!
Thakur bowls a full delivery on the pads. A poor delivery indeed. Paine guides it through midwicket! EXCELLENT SHOT, GOOD TIMING!
No run, that was close!
A full delivery by Siraj, at off stump. Paine defends it back to the bowler. Siraj grabs it and makes a return throw, with Paine outside his crease. Siraj misses it. That was close though!
1 leg bye
Full delivery by Siraj, going into the pads. It goes towards square leg, deflects off the pads. One leg bye.
No run, back-to-back maidens!
Back of a length by Natarajan, on middle. Green defends it to mid-off. No run and a maiden over.
No run, Australia: 292/5 (91)
A short delivery by Siraj, outside off. Paine guides it to point with an open bat. No run and a maiden over by Siraj.
Siraj bowls a full ball, outside off. Green hits it to the right of mid-off for a single.
A short delivery by Siraj, and kept on going high. Green leaves and it also evades Pant. Five wides.
Siraj sends a length delivery. Paine guides it into midwicket for a single.
FOUR! Australia: 282/5 (88)
Green attacks this full delivery by Natarajan, and drives it straight of mid-off for a four!
Eight runs from this over.
FOUR! CRACKING SHOT!
Natarajan bowls a full delivery. Green straight drives it past the bowler for a cracking four!
Natarajan sends a full delivery at middle. Green defends it.
The action resumes!
Tim Paine and Cameron Green will resume batting for Australia. Meanwhile, T Natarajan will start off things for India.
There seems to be a crack in the middle of the wicket, and the pitch could quicken up soon. There is also a warm covering of grass.
Good morning and welcome everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 2 of the final and ongoing fourth Test match from The Gabba, in Brisbane. With Tim Paine (38) and Cameron Green (28) currently unbeaten and batting for Australia, the hosts will be hoping to build on their momentum on Day 2. Australia wrapped up Day 1 at 274 for five on Stumps. Can India put an end to that momentum, or will Australia pile up their first innings score? Stay tuned folks, for some cracking cricket!
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