India vs Australia 4th Test Live Cricket Score: Australia Win Toss, Elect To Bat Against India | Cricket News

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Australia have won the toss and elected to bat against India on Day 1 of the fourth and final Test match, at the Gabba in Brisbane with the score tied at 1-1. Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah won’t feature in the fixture due to injuries, and have been replaced by T Natarajan and Washington Sundar. Ashwin and Bumrah’s absence adds to India’s growing list of injuries already consisting of KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja. For Australia, Marcus Harris has replaced Will Pucovski. The hosts haven’t won a Test match at the Gabba since West Indies beat them in Brisbane in 1988, and India have never tasted success there, with a draw in 2003 the best they have fared. Both teams will be looking to seal the hotly contested series with a win, but even a draw would see the series tied and the Border-Gavaskar trophy retained by the visitors. (LIVE SCORECARD)


4th Test, Day 1 LIVE UPDATES Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From The Gabba, Brisbane

  • 05:15 (IST)

    Should be a good pitch to bat: Tim Paine

    After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia captain Tim Paine said, “It’s a bit dry and you can see a few cracks already, but should be a good pitch to bat for the first two days.”

  • 05:14 (IST)

    Don’t want to think too far ahead: Ajinkya Rahane

    After losing the toss, stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane said, “This is a big rivalry for us. We don’t want to think too far ahead, just want to start well.”

    This is infact a big rivalry, and the third Test match proved it so!

  • 05:06 (IST)

    Here are the playing XIs

    Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

    India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan

  • 05:02 (IST)

    Australia win the toss, elect to bat!

    Australia captain Tim Paine has won the toss, and opted to bat!

  • 05:01 (IST)

    Watch: Washington Sundar handed cap no. 301 by Ravichandran Ashwin

    Well, even Washington Sundar will make his Test debut! The 21-year-old will be gunning for glory and probably prove his selection to everyone!

  • 04:59 (IST)

    T Natarajan makes his debut, handed Cap no. 300: Watch

    Pacer Natarajan is set to make his Test debut and has been handed the cap no. 300. Can the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer put in a good show?

  • 04:55 (IST)

    Good morning and welcome everyone!

    Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 1 of the fourth Test match between Australia vs India, in Brisbane. Its 4:54 am IST in the Indian subcontinent, and Indian cricket fans will be hoping for another cracker! The series is level at 1-1, and both teams will be hoping to edge past each other in the series decider from today onwards!