Australia vs India 2018, Perth Test
Australia vs India 2018. Image Courtesy: Getty

Well, it has been quite a day of cricket at Perth. The hosts would be thoroughly proud of the way they have performed on the Day 4 of the Test match. They are on the driving seat with half of the Indian batting lineup walking back to the hut at the end of Day 4. Earlier, Mohammad Shami was the destroyer in chief for India.

Mohammed Shami delivers –

Initially, in the day, Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine started the things pretty nicely by approaching the game in a cautious way.  It saw a wicketless morning session but the second session has been a complete turnaround.

Australia lost their plot, as Indian bowlers bowled beautifully to dismantle Australians. Mohammad Shami, in particular, has been impressive, who finished with a remarkable 6-wicket haul to his name.

Mohammed Shami, Australia vs India 2018, Australia, India
Mohammed Shami. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Usman Khawaja has been brilliant with the bat for Australia, who scored 72 to his name. Tim Paine added a crucial 37 as well to push things for Australia. The valiant 40 runs from the lower-order batsmen pushed target to 287.

Australian bowlers struck:

In reply, India once again failed to get the good start from the openers. KL Rahul disappointed with his duck while Cheteshwar Pujara failed to carry-on his glorious form when Josh Hazlewood dismissed him.

Australia vs India 2018: India Displays Poor Cricket At Perth, Twitter Reacts
Virat Kohli was dismissed for 17. (Credits – Twitter)

Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay tried to build things for India but unfortunately, couldn’t quite hold on, as Nathan Lyon has been brilliant with the ball. However, Ajinkya Rahane showed a glimpse of carrying the team on his shoulders but couldn’t survive, as he cut Hazlewood to Lyon at the point.

Hanuma Vihari batted beautifully to avoid further hiccups for India at the end of Day 4 play. Currently, Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant were batting on 24* and 9* respectively.

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