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India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 5 Highlights: Rishabh Pant pulls off ‘greatest Test win’ for India

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 4th Test Day 5 Highlights: Rishabh Pant (89*) hit the winning runs after a superb top order show from Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara as India won the 4th Test by 3 wickets and claimed the series 2-1.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: January 19, 2021 2:39:13 pm
India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 5India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 5 Highlights: India have won the series 2-1 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 4th Test Day 5 Highlights: India chased down 328 in the fourth innings to win the 4th Test vs Australia and claim the series 2-1.

A counter-attack from Shubman Gill (91) set up a thrilling hour of play on either side of the Lunch break, before Ajinkya Rahane joined Cheteshwar Pujara. Rishabh Pant (89*) was promoted to Number 5 as India looked to go for the win in the afternoon session. At Tea, India were 183/3, needing 146 to win in the final session. Pujara, after weathering numerous blows to the body, was given out LBW on umpire’s call for 56. Pant carried on India’s charge towards a historic win in the last hour of the Test, hitting the winning runs with minutes remaining before close of play. Australia had not lost a Test at the Gabba in 32 years before this.

Australia v India Test Series 2020/2021

4th Test, The Gabba, Brisbane, 14 Jan, 2021

IND 336 / 10 (111.4)

vs

AUS 369 / 10 (115.2)

IND 329 / 7 (97.0)

2nd Inn

AUS 294 / 10 (75.5)

BatsmenRB
Rishabh Pant89 138
Navdeep Saini0 0
BowlersORWKT
Mitchell Starc16.0 75 0
Josh Hazlewood22.0 74 1

India win by 3 wickets

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India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 5 Highlights:

14:39 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Watch how it unfolded:

Here is a quick recap of the exciting Day 5 --

13:18 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Victory lap

Pant and Siraj are engulfed by an onrushing crowd of Indian players. So many heroes have stood up for India in this series. Ashwin, Jadeja, Shardul, Washington and all the others who have played such a vital role in what has turned out to be an unbelievable series are all seen in the final moments of this Test. The Indian players take a walk around the ground with the tricolour held aloft.

13:16 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Historic win for India

Australia had not lost a match at this ground for 32 years before today.

13:08 (IST)19 Jan 2021
India win match by 3 wickets, series 2-1

Pant hits a four down the ground. India win. India win the 4th Test by 3 wickets. India have won a series in Australia. They win this 2-1. The second consecutive time India win a series in Australia.

13:05 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Shardul out - India need 3 more runs to win

Pant pulls for another 4. Just 6 runs to get. Pant goes for the glory shot, skies it, but the ball lands short of the fielder.A single taken. Shardul on strike. He goes for a swing of the bat as well. A single turned into a double with some quick running. Shardul then skies a shot and is caught.

IND 325/7, need 3 more runs to win

13:00 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Sundar out - India need 10 more to win

Washington Sundar is out in an attempt to play a reverse sweep. Sundar goes after a valuable 22. Shardul comes in at 8 to join Pant. India need 10 more runs to win in 4.1 overs

12:55 (IST)19 Jan 2021
IND need 15 in 5 overs

Australia concede an overthrow. Show how out of sorts this final assault has pushed them to becoming. Sundar has to put in a dive to make his ground. This match might be being played in whites, but this has all the makings of a T20 match now. Four leg byes as Sundar finds the third man fence.

IND 313/5, need 15 in 5 overs

12:48 (IST)19 Jan 2021
IND need 24 in 6 overs

Pant is going berserk! Lyon bowls the 7th last over. A ramp for four off the first ball. A smash that races to the midwicket fence like a rocket off the second ball. 6,4,0,4,4 in last 5 balls by Sundar and Pant. Four byes to follow. Australia are losing the plot. Sundar and Pant are going for the jugular with the last few minutes of the Test to go.

IND 304/5, need 24 in 6 overs

12:44 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Sundar takes up the cudgel

Six! A six over fine leg. Touches of the Nataraja shot in the pose Sundar holds after the shot. This chase is on! A four slashed to third man. Four! 

IND 289/5, need 39 in 7 overs

12:39 (IST)19 Jan 2021
IND need 50 in 8 overs

Cummins bowls a maiden over to Washington Sundar. What a performance this has been from the Aussie pacer. Lyon continues from the other end, Pant takes a few whacks at the ball but misses the ball, which is now spitting up off the pitch like an Australian rattlesnake. 

IND 278/5, need 50 in 8 overs

12:32 (IST)19 Jan 2021
IND need 53 in 10 overs

Washington Sundar comes in at 7. Crunches his first boundary with a drive down the ground. 

IND 275/5, need 53 to win in 10 overs

12:19 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Mayank out for 9

Australia burn a Review as they appeal for Mayank to be caught behind off Cummins. There was no edge, Replays show, and the hosts have just 1 Review remaining. But the next ball does get a wicket. Mayank hits a return catch straight to Wade at cover. India's historic charge faces another big bump. He goes for 9. 

IND 265/5, need 63 more to win

12:12 (IST)19 Jan 2021
IND need 63 in 14 overs

The last hour of the Test begins with the umpire signalling to his watch. 15 overs or 1 hour - whichever is done fast. India need 69 runs to win. The possibility of an Australian win seems to have gone up in smoke. Pant sweeps Lyon for four more. 'Stop what you're doing,' Harsha Bhogle sums up the situation.

IND 265/4, need 63 in 14 overs

12:03 (IST)19 Jan 2021
50 for Pant

Pant slashes another shot through the off side. Three runs. Gets to his 50 off 100 balls. Mayank, on 5 off 7 balls, goes up to his partner and gives him a pat on the helmet. Muted celebrations from Pant, he knows the real battle is yet to be won. The drizzle has abated now. The Gods too want to see this match to the end.

IND 254/4, need 74 runs to win in 15 overs

11:57 (IST)19 Jan 2021
IND need 80 in 17 overs

The runs start coming again! Four byes run past Paine. Pant then crunches a drive for another four. Cummins gets the ball to leave Mayank's bat with a few outswingers.

IND 248/4, need 80 more runs to win in 17 overs

11:43 (IST)19 Jan 2021
New ball taken - Pujara out on umpire's call

The second new ball is taken. India need exactly 100 more to win in the 20-odd overs that remain. Cummins takes the new ball as Australia look to break open the door. And he does! Pujara is given out LBW to an inswinger. India Review.  Ball Tracking shows the ball would have clipped the bails. Umpire's call! Pujara 56 is gone! The umpire did him in when nobody else could. 

IND 228/4, need 100 more to win

11:35 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Rain at Gabba

Drops of rain at the Gabba. Just when you thought things could not get any more complicated in this Test! A few drops of rain filter through the clear skies in Brisbane. And the drizzle intensifies! 

IND 227/3, need 101 to win

11:28 (IST)19 Jan 2021
India need 104 in 24 overs

Pujara's 50 came off 196 balls, the slowest Test 50 of his career. 24 overs are left. India need 104 to win. Australia need 7 wickets. The second new ball is coming up soon. India's strategy, a matter of much speculation at the moment, seems to be to go for the kill after giving the second new ball a few overs to wear down.

IND 224/3, need 104 to win

11:15 (IST)19 Jan 2021
50 for Pujara

Australia bring on Labuschagne in the 74th over. Pujara looks to make the most of the part-timer, cuts him for four, gets to his 50.

IND 217/3, need 111 more to win 

11:10 (IST)19 Jan 2021
Pant resumes charge

Pant dances down the track to Lyon and smashes a six over wide long on. Against the turn of Lyon's ball! Mitchell Starc is brought into the attack. The counter attack has resumed. Cut hard for four more! The Pant attack has well and truly started in the final session now. India cross 200.

IND 209/3, need 120 more to win

Australia: Tim Paine (captain), Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon.

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