India vs Australia 4th Test Day 1: Talking points as Australia dominate India’s inexperienced bowling

Fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series commenced in Brisbane. Here are the highlights of Day 1.

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India vs Australia fourt Test Day 1 in Brisbane

After the conclusion of three Test matches of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series, India and Australia locked horns in the fourth Test match in Brisbane. As the series is now levelled 1-1, with one match drawn, the competition in the fourth Test is fierce.

As the day closed with Australia 274/5 (87), we look at the talking points of the match.

Australian openers flop show

Much similar to the previous Test matches, Australia’s opening pair struggled with the bat again. Both David Warner and Marcus Harris fell cheaply following which Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith shouldered a major responsibility and made 70 runs in their partnership.

Labuschagne-Wade stand

Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade took Australia on a flight as they gathered 113 runs in their partnership. No doubt, they troubled the Indian bowlers.

Labuschagne scintillates

The number 3 spot is perfect for Labuschagne. He shone bright at the Gabba too, where scored 108 runs from 204 balls. He is the highest run-scorer for the Australian side in this series.

T Natrajan strikes

The debutant who donned India’s Test Cap number 300 made a mark right away. He scalped two major wickets of Australia’s set batsmen- Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade. He provided India the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Wade, thus ending the 113 run-partnership. Soon after that, he took Labuschagne’s wicket.  

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