India hold hopes alive with fightback

India keep hopes alive with fightback

Sundar is making his Test debut on the age of 21 and is enjoying in a first-class recreation for the primary time since 2017
Australia v India, Brisbane (day three)
Australia 369: (Labuschagne 108) & 21-0 (Warner 20)
India 336: Thakur 67, Sundar 62; Hazlewood 5-57
Australia lead by 54 runs

A outstanding fightback from India on day three in Brisbane stored them within the decisive fourth Test in opposition to Australia.

The vacationers slipped to 186-6 in reply to Australia’s 369 and at that stage had been going through a considerable first-innings deficit.

But Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar, who’ve performed one earlier Test between them, placed on 123 in a superb seventh-wicket stand.

Thakur made 67 and Sundar 62 as they whittled down Australia’s lead earlier than India had been ultimately bowled out for 336, simply 33 behind the hosts.

Australia openers David Warner and Marcus Harris confronted an ungainly 20 minutes late within the day however closed on 21-0.

India have been decimated by accidents within the thrilling sequence – solely three of their XI within the fourth Test began the primary – however now have a good likelihood of retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

They solely have to the draw this closing Test to retain the trophy whereas Australia should win to assert a 2-1 victory.

Rain is forecast to interrupt play on the ultimate two days.

More to comply with.

Listen to dwell radio commentary of day 4 from 23:30 GMT on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport web site.

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