India’s rookie bowling line-up put up a lion-hearted effort to bowl out Australia for 369, effecting a mini lower-middle-order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test right here on Saturday.
Shardul Thakur (3/94) together with debutants Washington Sundar (3/89) and Thangarasu Natarajan (3/78) obtained the breakthroughs throughout the morning session to knock over 5 wickets for 95 runs.
For an assault as skinny on expertise as India, the hassle in adversarial occasions can solely be recommended. India misplaced 5 major bowlers by way of the three Test matches and had been pressured handy Test debuts to Natarajan and Sundar.
Nathan Lyon (24 off 22 balls) and Mitchell Starc (20 off 35 balls) counter-attacked the inexperienced Indian assault with a brisk 39-run partnership to take Australia previous 350-run mark.
Going by statistics, Australia have by no means misplaced a Test match on the Gabba after scoring 350 within the first innings.
Resuming at 274 for 5, Tim Paine (50) and Cameron Green (47) prolonged their stand to 98 earlier than the house group encountered a mini-collapse.
Thakur bowled a fuller supply that formed away and Paine’s lazy drive with out going to the pitch of the supply noticed Rohit Sharma take a regulation catch on the second slip.
Paine was simply stepping into the groove with some good drives when Thakur offered the breakthrough.
With the partnership damaged, Green in all probability misplaced his focus as he performed for the flip to an angle supply from Sundar which straightened after pitching and breached by way of his defences.
Pat Cummins (2) was adjudged leg earlier than as he yorked himself to a fuller supply from Thakur as Australia slumped from 311 for 5 to 315 for eight.
However, Starc and Lyon, enjoying his one centesimal Test match, began throwing their bats and Thakur, getting a contact grasping began bowling quick which wasn’t as ineffective as it could be for bowlers with tempo above 140 clicks.
It was Sundar, who bowled Lyon spherical his legs to get his third scalp and Natarajan completed it off by knocking Josh Hazlewood’s off-stump.