While the fourth day of the Brisbane Test between the hosts Australia and the visitors India was again competitive, it has set an interesting tone for the final day of this Test match, which will be also the final day of this memorable Test series.
Starting the day on their overnight score of 21/0, the hosts managed to score 294 runs in that third innings of this Test before getting all-out. Later, chasing down the 328 runs target in the fourth innings, while the visitors were batting on 4/0, the rain forced to end the day early. Apart from that late moment, rain brought a few more interruptions of the day when the hosts were batting.
Brief Scores: Australia – 369 (Marnus Labuschagne 108, Tim Paine 50; Thangarasu Natarajan 3/78) & 294 (Steven Smith 55, David Warner 48, Mohammed Siraj 5/73)
India – 336 (Shardul Thakur 67, Washington Sundar 62; Josh Hazlewood 5/57) & 4/0 (Rohit Sharma 4*, Shubman Gill 0*)
Latest Status (at the stumps of day 4) – India need 324 more runs to win (Target: 328)
Australia vs India, 4th Test (Day 4): Stats Review
Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba, Brisbane)
i) Australia have set the 328 runs fourth-innings target for the visitors.
- The highest successful fourth innings chase in a Test match at this venue is 236 runs (236/7 by Australia against West Indies in November 1951).
- However, the batting teams managed to score 300+ totals in the fourth innings of a Test match at this venue for only five times, including twice from India.
|Team||4th innings Total||Opposition||Year|
Australia – lost all 20 wickets in this Test
i) The hosts Australia lost their all 20 wickets in this Brisbane Test. After their last Test defeat at this venue in November 1988, it was the only third time when Australia were completely bowled out in both the innings of a Brisbane Test. The other two matches in this list were against West Indies in 1992 and against New Zealand in 2008.
India – bowlers took all the 20 wickets
i) Indian bowlers managed to pick up all 20 wickets in this Brisbane Test. After Aussies last Test defeat at this venue (November 1988), it was the first time when the visiting bowlers managed to get all 20 wickets in a Brisbane Test. In overall, it was the only sixth time when the visiting bowlers managed to claim all 20 wickets of the hosts in a Brisbane Test.
Steven Smith – Australia’s 2nd most 50+ scores against India in home internationals
i) Steven Smith registered his 14th 50+ score in home internationals against India. Surpassing Matthew Hayden, who had 13 50+ international scores against India at home, Smith became the second most 50+ scorer for Australia in the home internationals against India. Ricky Ponting is on top of this list with 17 times home international 50+ scores against this team.
– Steven Smith has scored 7500+ Test runs
i) After this innings, Steven Smith has scored 7540 Test runs in 139 Test innings (77 Test matches).
– fastest to complete 7500 Test runs
- Steven Smith now became the fastest batsman to complete 7500 Test runs. The previous fastest record to complete 7500 Test runs was 144 Test innings as the former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag achieved that feat.
– 8th most Test run-scorer for Australia
- Surpassing Mark Taylor, Steven Smith is now the eighth most Test run-scorer for Australia.
Mohammed Siraj – nation’s 4th best Test innings bowling figures at Brisbane
i) The right-arm medium-fast bowler Mohammed Siraj finished the third innings of this Test with the bowling figures of 19.5-5-73-5. It was the fourth best bowling figures in a Test innings for an Indian bowler at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba, Brisbane).
Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj – nation’s top Test match bowling figures at Brisbane
i) While Shardul Thakur had the match bowling figures of 43-8-155-7, Mohammed Siraj had the match bowling figures of 47.5-15-150-6. In the Brisbane Test history (Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane), Thakur claimed India’s second best Test match bowling figures and Siraj recorded India’s fourth best Test match bowling figures at this venue.
|Player||Match bowling figures||Year|
Rohit Sharma – equalled Kris Srikkanth’s record after grabbing 5 catches in this Test
i) Rohit Sharma has taken a total of five catches in this Test match. It is the joint most number of catches for an Indian fielder (non-wicket-keeper) during a Test match in Australia. Kris Srikkanth was the first Indian to achieve this feat as he grabbed 5 catches during the 1992 Perth Test.