Rain stopped play on Day 4 of the fourth and final Test match between Australia and India, in Gabba Rain forced early stumps with India 4/0 in 1.5 overs needing need 324 more runs to win. Openers Rohit Sharma (4 not out) and Shubman Gill (0 not out) was the two unbeaten batsman. Earlier on Day 4 the home side posted 294 runs in their second innings, setting a target of 328 runs for India. Steve smith scored a stylish half-century for Australia .The India batsman now face a stiff challenge as they need to bat the whole of Day 5 and salvage a draw, A win , looks highly unlikely as India still needs a massive 324 runs to script history at The Gabba.
India Siraj was on fire; register his maiden five-wicket haul. Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur took four Wickets .The Australia Bowling department will be aiming to put in a top display on Day 5 , and add pressure on the Indian batsman. For India, a draw is enough for them to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, with the series tied at 1-1, But they will be looking to secure back-to-back series wins Down Under.
The highest score by a visiting team while chasing at Gabba is Pakistan made 450 and lost by 39 runs in 2016.India are third in the list. Made 355 and lost by 39 runs in 1968. In fourth –also India, 324 and lost by 16 runs in 1977. England’s 170/3 is the highest successful chase, all the way back in 1978.
. India had posted 336 in reply to Australia’s first inning score of 369 , thus conceding a 33- runs lead.
.Chasing 328 runs, India 4-0 at Stumps.
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