Rain frustrates Australia after bowlers put India under pressure

Downpour has slowed down Australia’s push for triumph in their arrangement choosing fourth Test at the Gabba, cleaning out day two’s last meeting after achievement man Nathan Lyon conveyed with bat and ball.

Lyon scored 24 as a component of a swaying tail that hauled Australia from 315-8 to a first-innings complete of 369 in Saturday’s morning meeting. The off-spinner at that point trapped the vital scalp of Rohit Sharma, who had looked progressively risky preceding giving Mitchell Starc some getting practice in the profound while on 44, as India arrived at 62-2 at Tea.

A rainstorm at that point demolished Saturday’s last meeting, which means play will begin at 9.30am (nearby time) on Sunday. Umpires, stressed over a clammy outfield, educated an anxious Tim Paine that it would be stumps subsequent to leading a last pitch examination at 4.45pm (nearby time).

India will hold the Border-Gavaskar prize with either a draw or win in Brisbane, where further showers are estimate during the remainder of the arrangement finale.

Lyon, who was given an overwhelming applause when he left to bat, requires a further three wickets to celebrate 400 Test scalps in what is his 100th Test. He required the subsequent wicket to fall after Pat Cummins’ subsequent conveyance found the edge of Shubman Gill’s bat and traveled to Steve Smith at second slip.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are unbeaten, on eight and two individually, in the wake of encouraging trim Australia’s lead to 307 runs. Pujara and Rahane are India’s two best batsmen yet in addition their lone players who participated in both the first and fourth Tests, underlining the amount of a cost this late spring has taken on the injury-baffled visiting party.

They look liable to be a bowler down for the remainder of the arrangement finale in Brisbane, with paceman Navdeep Saini yet to bowl in the wake of enduring a crotch injury on the very beginning.

Australia mentor Justin Langer will regret his side’s breakdown of 3-4, which incorporated the wickets of very much set batsmen Paine (50) and Cameron Green (47), just as their failure to post an all the more overwhelming aggregate. However, Langer will cheer up in the way that Australia have never lost a Test at the Gabba subsequent to scoring 350 or more in the main innings.

Starc completed 20 not out in the wake of extending Australia’s innings into a 116th over, testing the purpose of an unheralded assault that never surrendered. Thangarasu Natarajan, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar, having bowled a consolidated 10 conveyances before being called up for this Test, caught nine wickets between them at the Gabba.

Lyon stroked four limits, while Starc rattled a six off Sundar in their 39-run organization.

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