Team India pacer Mohammed Shami bowled a stunning delivery to castle Marnus Labuschagne in the fourth and final test between India and Australia in the 2023 Border Gavaskar Trophy on Thursday, March 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Labuschagne has had a decent series so far but hasn’t been able to get a big score.
Batting first in the fourth Test, Australia got off to a good start, getting past the fifty-run mark without loss. However, India struck back with a couple of wickets, to end the session well. First, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Travis Head, and then Mohammed Shami send Marnus Labuschagne back into the hut.
In the twenty-third over, Mohammed Shami bowled a length delivery which nipped back in and kept low. Marnus Labuschagne tried to punch the ball while staying in his crease. However, he got a thick inside edge onto the stumps. Labuschagne had to walk back to the hut for just three runs of twenty deliveries.
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Team India pulls things back after Australia’s brilliant start
Australia ended the first session at 75/2, with Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja at the crease. Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami picked up a wicket each. Travis Head was dismissed for 32 runs off 44 deliveries. Earlier in the day, Australian skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first. They went in with the same team as the third Test match. Meanwhile, India rested Mohammed Siraj for the game and brought in Mohammed Shami.
Playing XI’s for the fourth and final test
India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Australia playing XI: Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Kuhnemann, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon
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