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Sydney Test: India 98/2 On Day 4 In Chase Of Australia's 407 (Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
January 10, 2021 • 13:48 PM View: 1993

India lost openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill on Sunday in their pursuit of a 407-run target set by Australia in the ongoing third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Brief scores: India 244 and 98/2 at Stumps on Day 4 (Rohit Sharma 52, Shubman Gill 31; Josh Hazlewood 1/11), Australia 338 and 312/6 decl (Cameron Green 84, Steve Smith 81; Navdeep Saini 2/54)


India vs Australia, Sydney Test Day 4 Report

Australia had resumed the day on 103 for two after India were bowled out for 244 in the first innings in reply to Australia's 338, with Smith on 29 and Labuschagne 47.

Labuschagne should have fallen the second ball, but an appalling error by Hanuma Vihari left bowler Jasprit Bumrah clutching his face in disbelief. He flicked a delivery at knee height for what should have been a regulation catch, but it somehow hit Vihari's wrist and went to the ground.

Labuschagne brought up back-to-back 50s and looked comfortable until Saini snapped his 103-run partnership with Smith. Matthew Wade quickly went for four. 

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