Australia were 103/2 in their second innings, stretching their overall lead to 197 runs, at the stumps on Saturday.
India were battling to avoid defeat against Australia after losing two wickets before the close of play Sunday in a third Test marred by allegations of racist abuse from the Sydney crowd. The hosts declared their second innings at tea on day four at 312 for six,
Former Sri Lanka legend and Team Abu Dhabi mentor Kumar Sangakkara condemned the racial abuse in sports and urged stern action against the offenders.
Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, in just his second Test, put on 123 runs for the seventh wicket — a record for India at the Gabba — taking their team from a precarious 186 for seven to 309 before Thakur was bowled by Pat Cummins for an entertaining 67.
India’s Cricketers were hailed as ‘Immortals’ on Wednesday following their record-breaking win in Brisbane, but some former greats called for chastened Australia to make changes. India thrillingly achieved their 328 target with just 18 balls left on the final
India’s record-breaking win in Brisbane has been stealing headlines globally and now the Men in Blue are hailed as ‘Immortals’. Great accolade for the boys, and they deserve it. But there could be downside to all this — screws may get turned on Virat Kohli
Not being sure of their best playing eleven -- hours before the fourth Test beginning at the bouncy wicket at The Gabba -- is a predicament that a badly-depleted India face as they ready to take on hosts Australia in the all-important series decider.
A heavily-depleted India fought back in the final session of play on the opening day to leave the fourth Test against Australia evenly poised on a benign Gabba wicket in Brisbane on Friday. Cameron Green was on 28 and Tim Paine alongside him on 38, as Australia
Kohli will fly back home after the first Test, which gets under way on Dec.17, to be beside his expecting wife Anushka Sharma. The power couple is expecting their first child in January next year.