For the love of!?! They might be as happy to see the new ball as Australia will be. Despite having their back against the wall, the Virat Kohli-less side managed to punch above their weight by playing out an enchanting contest against the mighty Aussies at The Gabba. An good show of intent from the India skipper. New helmet, same Pujara. First published on Mon 18 Jan 2021 18.01 EST. What a nice fellow. Shubman Gill missed his century but Pant guided India to victory. India need 110 runs to win. It took Cummins only two balls to strike with the newy! “Surely not far behind the 2005 Ashes. Cummins again! “So are India a better team without Virat Kohli,” asks David Toze. Agarwal drives Cummins on the up but it goes straight to Wade! Sundar flashes outside off with maximum intent, but he miscues the shot and looks in trouble before the balls lands safely between the infield and the fielder at deep point. Greatest overseas win of all time?” Right up there, Tane. Just try getting the ball out of his hands, though! Again! And luck is on their side, too. At a time when Siraj was keen on making his debut for India in Australia, the pacer lost his father back home. 93rd over: India 289-5 (Pant 62, Sundar 19) Cummins again. Interestingly, the Baggy Greens had last tasted a defeat at The Gabba in 1988 when the Viv Richards-starrer West Indies thrashed Australia by nine wickets. “Dear Scott,” writes Colum Fordham. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/K4vTD58R9i. No team had scored anything like 329 to win a Test match in Brisbane. Cummins is full again and now it’s Agarwal’s turn to cash in as the right-hander drives down the ground for four. Team India’s first assignment of 2021 will be the third Test at the SCG. And India can afford to be measured. India going along nicely after the loss of Gill. IND vs AUS 4th Test, Day 5 Highlights: India have beaten Australia in the fourth Test by 3 wickets and have won the series 2-1. India maintain near their their required rate with four runs from the over. Australia need 10 wickets to win and regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. - but the fate of the match, the series, rests with Pant. “Fantastic commentary, Scott. The ultimate day of the final Test match promised to be an exhilarating one considering the dynamics of the contest. 83rd over: India 248-4 (Pant 46, Agarwal 4) A picture of stillness, Pant stays in his crease and punches Cummins down the ground for two. 84th over: India 254-4 (Pant 50, Agarwal 5) No-ball from Hazlewood. Pundits now prefer calling him The Rock and for the fans, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has always been The New Wall for Team India in the modern era. He blocks the last ball of the over as it nothing happened. “With Vesuvius shrouded in the golden glow of dawn, this incredible match (nay series) is coming to its denouement. Pant looks happy to defend. Hazlewood off, Cummins on. But it looks like a sun shower. They could have batted for a draw, but they batted to a plan today and have won with three overs to spare. “India have been brilliant again,” writes David Bertram. He is THE MAN. Redemption looks a way off yet. India pulled off a record run-chase in a thrilling final session to hand Australia their first defeat at Brisbane's Gabba ground since 1988 and clinch the four-Test series 2-1 on Tuesday. With a possible 37 overs still to play, 145 looks within their grasp. That will do India nicely. Rain now descending on the Gabba. This unforgettable series between cricket superpowers India and Australia was an all-timer. An all-round show of the spirited Indian side paved the way for the visitors to scale the mammoth 328-run target with three overs to spare. Or did it just keep low? The Indian swings hard outside off, misses, then defends, then picks up a single past point. Maiden over. India Cricket Schedule 2021 Complete India Cricket Schedule 2021 with fixtures of all upcoming cricket series of India during 2020 for T20s, ODIs and Test matches. 97th over: India 329-7 (Pant 89, Saini 0). Here is a match report for a quick round-up of an extraordinary day. Of course. More saving a single than there for the catch. Australia are in for some soul-searching after again failing to knock India over on the final day of a Test match. The third Test at the Sydney ended in a draw and it now makes this fixture a series decider. No surprise there. Do not miss! I can’t imagine he continues. With a possible 41 overs still remaining to be bowled, an asking rate south of four is all that’s required. He’s brisk again but short and wide outside off isn’t much use and he’s lucky that Pant picks out deep backward point for only a single. 88th over: India 267-5 (Pant 58, Sundar 1) Lyon again. 87th over: India 265-5 (Pant 57, Sundar 0). F Share T Tweet Q SMS W WhatsApp B Email G J Tumblr L LinkedIn. Australia - and that man, Cummins - have struck. This Test, this series, is India’s for the taking. The fast bowler beats the outside edge again next ball as Pujara is cramped a little for room but still attempts to cut. Scott Heinrich (later), Tue 19 Jan 2021 03.14 EST India have showed immense courage and character this series, especially after being skittled for an all-time low of 36 in Adelaide, but today they portrayed a deadly intent that typifies the new India. 72nd over: India 209-3 (Pujara 47, Pant 28) Starc returns top the attack, some time before the new ball is due. Pant takes Lyon for eight runs in two deliveries, scooping over the keeper’s head before dropping onto one knee and sweeping over midwicket. Pujara gleefully accepts one that turns wide away from off, cutting late for four to register one of the bravest, most heroic half-centuries these tired eyes have witnessed. Surely that’s Cummins done for now. This Test, this series, is India’s for the taking. Pujara's batting vigils opened various avenues for his colleagues to counterattack the Australian bowlers. Pant finishes the over with a controlled hook shot, above his head, for a single past square. But out strolls Pant ... GONE. “His side have 5 players who would be in a serious conversation for a world test XI, up against an Indian third team. Nine from the over. The Australian follows up with a zippy delivery that moves markedly off the seam, but it’s a wasted effort with Pujara showing no interest at all. The 200 is passed by India. 63rd over: India 183-3 (Pujara 43, Pant 10) That’s got to smart. The Indian prods defensively at one and looks to be in a bit of discomfort. 73rd over: India 213-3 (Pujara 48, Pant 31) Australia rise to the cries of “Catch!! The Test series between cricketing giants India and Australia was nothing short of a blockbuster. Gill finished the series as the fourth-highest Indian scorer with 259 runs. Australia need six wickets. Twenty-five overs remaining. Great match and series,” writes William Hargreaves. Another twist to this tale, and again Cummins is the architect. Geoff Lemon (earlier) and - they have their man as the short midwicket pouches a catch, but instead of bat onto pad ... it was only pad. No carrot from Hazlewood in this over, however, as a single to Pujara is the only notable occurrence. Where is Harsha Bogle when we need him. Facebook Twitter. And it looks like he’s struck! Sundar is the new man at the crease. https://t.co/3f0rcwx9Nz. 51st over: India 138-2 (Pujara 26, Rahane 6) Hazlewood to Rahane. Very useful over from Lyon, who maintains an outside-off line before setting up Pant with an arm ball that juuuuuuuuuust misses off-stump. India vs Australia 4th Test 2021 Day 1 Live Streaming Online on DD Sports, Sony … Wish I was Latvian and could watch it impassionately with just full blown admiration, rather than begrudgingly having to admit we’ve lost. Australia’s pulse returns as Lyon takes his 399th Test wicket. That rarest of exquisite birds. Six from the over. Bruce Oxenford. Another four follow as the debutant flashes hard outside off and slices to third man. With men still in the hutch, India will look to push on for victory after tea. But a horrible, horrible shot from Rahane, who sets up to ramp the ball over the slip cordon, gets cramped a little, and does nothing more than edge the ball into the gloves of his Australia counterpart. Read more ... 2021. Pant collects a single before Sundar drives on the up, giving Australia hope of a catch but Labuschagne is very deep at mid-off. Time, or overs, is now no longer an issue for India. Review! Season. They should have done better after Adelaide, with their tails up and India’s personnel in disarray. 90th over: India 275-5 (Pant 59, Sundar 8) Lyon rips through his over, giving India precious little time to think through their next move. Sundar cuts nicely out of the middle but a sharp piece of fielding by Lyon at backward point makes it a dot ball. Extraordinary cricket, gritty Indians and “Say NO to 4 day tests”!! One hundred runs scored at a cost of two wickets on the final afternoon. Australia won the series opener and then India bounced to level the series. What a stoic effort. We all need one. If they are thinking only of the draw, he might have stepped inside that one. But Sundar has no desire to see off the last two balls and put Pant back on strike, taking a single which precedes a failed reverse sweep from Pant. Good, attacking bowling. India are now needing almost a run a ball. Match days. Australia vs India – January The new year will start with the ongoing Test series in Australia. A maiden to kick off the final evening of the final Test. 50. Imagine playing poker against this gent. "Can’t wait to get you to the Gabba," is a sledge-statement that Tim Paine will surely regret as long as the Australian skipper remains at the helm. WICKET! India were, quite simply, breathtaking. “Superb achievement from this massively deleted India side. 89th over: India 273-5 (Pant 58, Sundar 7) Cummins continues, one wicket away from yet another five-wicket haul. 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While Rahane was India's stand-in skipper in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, rising young talent Shubman Gill successfully essayed the role of stand-in opener as the young batsman raised his stocks while making his Test debut against Australia. It draws a big grin from Lyon and a wry smile from Rahane. Time for drinks. Australia do not need that. 2020/21. Should they reel the runs in, it will be a record Test chase at the Gabba. The quick is short, as expected, but slightly down leg, inviting the new batsman at the crease to roll his wrists and pick up four runs to fine-leg. 69th over: India 193-3 (Pujara 43, Pant 16) Lyon again, possibly bowling from even wider on the crease in search of those footmarks. Is Pant the man for India? Australia's fortress aka The Gabba was finally breached after 32 years on Tuesday (January 19, 2021) by an injury-ravaged Team India … He persists wide of off and both batsmen are watchful. Starc looks more dangerous around the wicket to the right-handed Pujara, and there’s a shout nworth making as the right-hander is rapped on the pads right on the crease. Sorry to everyone who emailed in during that thrilling final session. Agarwal gets off the mark with two runs to mid-on and then gets two more down the ground. India need 69 runs to win. Big shot. As a spinner, the senior campaigner bagged 12 wickets despite not playing the series decider at The Gabba. Sundar then dispels any doubt India might have put the cue in the rack as he steps inside a short one from Cummins and swivels around his hips for a massive six! 96th over: India 318-6 (Pant 80, Thakur 0) Pant takes Lyon for a single before Sundar does the same to put his partner back on strike. “Can he be strong for another 5 overs?”. If not exactly need. Topics: australia vs india 2020-21 Ben Stokes Brisbane Test India vs Australia 2020 Justin Langer rishabh pant Published Date: January 19, 2021 5:02 PM IST Updated Date: January 19, 2021 7:38 PM IST That is, until, mid-on is brought up and Pant goes waltzing down the pitch, looking to hit high and long down the ground. “Where would you rate this in the pantheon of great series?” asks Tane Aikman. Updated at 2.41am EST. There’s some action in them there footmarks. 79th over: India 227-3 (Pujara 55, Pant 34) Starc continues, wide on the crease angling in across to the right-handed Pujara. Pujara, for once, isn’t the one hurting. India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 19, 2021 13:08 IST It’s a brisk over from Lyon, quick enough to ensure there is another over prior to tea. Pant can't resist! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/x9uSMjRGQb. Australia, again, are back in it. 81st over: India 232-4 (Pant 34, Agarwal 4). Five dots balls make way for a release from Pant, who charges the spinner but barely does better than miscue a slog down to long-on for one. You’re welcome, Bill. They were held at bay in Sydney and then beaten by the better team in Brisbane. WATCH - Exclusive: Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc delivers a dressing room speech at Gabba. Australia need seven wickets. “Notwithstanding Lot’s more to be said and done today’,” writes Ian Swan. If anyone thought India would come out swinging, or anything remotely like it, think again. Pant picks Lyon’s length up early and sweeps out of the middle for three more through midwicket. 61st over: India 180-3 (Pujara 43, Pant 7) Cummins watches on with hands on head as Pant splits slip and gully for four more, but it was a shot played with soft hands and a closed face. Leave this form of the game as it is, there is nothing else like it. Agarwal goes chasing outside off but doesn’t get a lot of his attempted drive, picking out Wade at short cover. Determined. He tries to get under a Hazlewood short ball but it’s a deadly one - head height, fast, and nipping back into the right-hander - and Pujara gets hit flush on the helmet. TEST No. 55th over: India 156-2 (Pujara 34, Rahane 16) Australia might have been guilty of being too short this morning but they want Rahane driving, especially in the mood he’s in, and Hazlewood almost cashes in as the India skipper swings and misses at a full delivery outside off-stump. Given how this series has gone, you might as well install it as the favourite. Australia played their part in a memorable series, but they were second best. 91st over: India 275-5 (Pant 59, Sundar 8) Paine goes to the well again with Cummins. In this situation. Sundar then picks up two through the covers to make it 15 from the over. Test rookies Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar combined for a rearguard century stand that frustrated Australia’s bowling attack and lifted India from a precarious position Sunday into almost first-innings parity in the series-deciding match. Australia need Pant out of this situation. Yet another engrossing day of cricket in this wonderful Test series. It takes more than three of the best fast bowlers in the world, each of whom want blood, to bring this man down. But - pace, turn - it all comes the same to India as Pant sweeps deftly for four more. Eight days ago @scott_heinrich. With the series levelled at 1-1, the winner of the upcoming game will get … 77th over: India 224-3 (Pujara 52, Pant 34) Starc continues. Instigated by the skipper or Starc himself? The pleasure is definitely ours. Ain’t no doubt about it. If Australia are to win, he’ll be taking his 400th Test wicket and then some. All well and good to bat with intent, but that was nothing short of suicide. But India batted to a plan on the final day of the final Test, getting home with three overs to spare to seal a triumph that will live long in the memory. A single follows. ALSO READ | India vs Australia 4th Test 2021: Michael Vaughan takes U-turn, SLAMS Tim Paine and Australia to begin Ashes 2021 mind games. Pujara is the wall that cannot be scaled. India chasing victory. Virat Kohli-less Team India outclassed Tim Paine's Australia in the 4th Test at The Gabba. AUS vs IND Test Live Streaming Online, Sydney Cricket Ground. @scott_heinrich have The Indians missed a trick by not scoring before the new ball? Australia then think - hope? Eight overs remaining. The series is currently locked 1-1 after India's remarkable eight-wicket comeback win in the Melbourne Test and a memorable draw in the third Test at Sydney. And that’s no bad thing for Australia. 94th over: India 304-5 (Pant 71, Sundar 21) Four! A balancing act of wickets required, runs required, time and overs remaining - or will he play to the very end?”. ‘Can‘t wait to get you to the Gabba.’ “Tim Paine looks even more foolish now,” writes Tom. Quite remarkable. India didn’t even have to win, a draw being enough for the visitors to retain series honours as the current holders of the trophy. This was a win for the ages by India, one that will be trumpeted on the subcontinent as possibly their greatest in Test history. A fifth day that will bury, once and for all, and forever and a day, the ludicrous idea of turning Test Match Cricket into a 4 day crash bang wallop fest. 71st over: India 201-3 (Pujara 45, Pant 22) Lyon again to Pant for the latest chapter of an exchange that could decide this Test. 67th over: India 184-3 (Pujara 43, Pant 11) Finally, after 20 dot balls, scoring for the session is under way as Pant takes a single past cover. Lovely way for Cummins to end the over, nipping one away from Agarwal and hard into Paine’s gloves. And it’s more of the same from Starc, who is short, wide and not very handsome to Pant - four runs! India need 100 runs to win off 20 overs. Big, big call by Paine. And then four byes follow as Sundar lets one go, only for all and sundry to watch on as the ball bites out of a crack and beats the lot en route to the boundary. Scoring on the fifth evening of any Test match with an old ball is never easy. “Intriguingly set up,” writes Will Ellen. Lyon does it again later in the over with a straighter one that doesn’t miss off-stump by that far. 75th over: India 218-3 (Pujara 52, Pant 32) Now Starc from the other end. For the final stanza of a series few will forget. Big statement. Starc finishes the over way down leg, almost pleading with Pujara to clip away fine for four runs. The encounter gets underway on January 15 (Wednesday) and stakes are very high. India were beset by injuries. The Indian pacer not only made his debut but finished as the leading wicket-taker of the series for India also led the pace attack from the front and ended up with a maiden five-for in the Gabba thriller. 66th over: India 183-3 (Pujara 43, Pant 10) Pujara drives at a Hazlewood half-volley but can’t beat the bowler. Day 1 in a test match India wins with Vijay and Dhawan picking up centuries. “Scott - can’t breath!” writes Samanda Black. But that’s it for the over. Available for everyone, funded by readers. Cricket fans have their eyes set on the clock as India and Australia will lock horns in the fourth and final encounter of the Test series at the Gabba in Brisbane. 62nd over: India 183-3 (Pujara 43, Pant 10) Pant drives Lyon backward of point for two before going to the same part of the field for one more. ?I work in a block printing factory, so out my office door are a bunch of guys I do not want to face. The record books will show India winning by three wickets in Brisbane and retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy courtesy of a 2-1 series verdict, but the bare facts tell none of the story. An epic innings ends...Live #AUSvIND: https://t.co/qvYTMSiZsl pic.twitter.com/kKazQFD3Km. A shrink-wrapped treat for Australia. Pant sees off the remainder of Cummins’ over defensively. With India needing 324 more runs for the win and Australia … Good over from Lyon to keep Pujara planted. The India cricket team toured Australia from November 2020 to January 2021 to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. 70th over: India 194-3 (Pujara 44, Pant 16) The Pant-Lyon-Paine triangular soiree from the previous over shows India will go chasing if the carrot is dangled. Glorious shot from a man on debut. If wickets are still required and the umpires aren’t removing the bails, Paine would play until the wee small hours I’d wager! 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