Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day four – live!

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34th over: India 84-6 (Pant 18, Jadeja 0) Josh Hazlewood with the ball replacing Lyon. No Starc as yet, who could be useful with the ball keeping low. Perhaps he’s sore, perhaps Paine wants control ahead of menace. Cummins gives him both. Hazlewood hangs the ball outside Pant’s off stump hoping for something ridiculous, but Pant waits five balls then knocks a single.

33rd over: India 83-6 (Pant 17) Cummins bowling, and this ball is through everyone. Bursts through everyone, serious lift from a fuller length, through the gate, over Agarwal’s stumps, over and wide of Paine down the leg side for four byes. That’s not reassuring for anyone batting after this. Agarwal jams another ball into the gully, staying lower that time. A couple of blocks, the the last ball of the over keeps low again and is through onto the stumps! Agarwal tried to jam down, got the toe of the bat onto it but couldn’t stop it hitting timber.

And Pat Cummins has a five-wicket haul. In trying circumstances, he has 5 for 14 so far.

With all the excitement, what about Agarwal and the #bannerman?

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Written by Geoff Lemon (now); Adam Collins and Jonathan Howcroft(later)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2018/dec/29/australia-v-india-boxing-day-test-day-four-live under the title “Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day four – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.