4th test: Australia 274 for 5 on first day
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: At the draw of stumps on the first day, Australia were 274 for 5 against India in the fourth and final Cricket Test at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Skipper Tim Paine with 38 and Cameron Green 28 were at crease. Marnus Labuschagne smashed a gritty 108. And for India ,debutant southpaw pacer T Natarajan claimed two wickets whereas Siraj ,Shardul , and Washington Sunder scalped one each.
Earlier, Australian captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat first. India has made 4 changes in its playing 11 as Washington Sundar and T Natarajan made their Test debut.
Australia has made one change in its playing 11 from the third Test as opener Will Pucovski failed to recover from the shoulder injury.
The four-match series between India and Australia is also known as Border-Gavaskar Trophy, currently held by India.
Both teams will be looking to seal the hotly contested series with a win, but even a draw would see the series tied and the Border-Gavaskar trophy retained by India.
The India vs Australia Test series is also a part of ICC World Test Championship (WTC), the final of which will be played in June 2021 at the Lord’s cricket ground in London. The top two teams on the ICC WTC points table will qualify for the finals.