IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: Shubman Gill and Kohli take India to strong position

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: On the third day of the fourth match of India vs Australia, the Australian bowlers proved to be ineffective and the Indian batters continued to dominate, especially Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli. Both the batters took full advantage of the pitch which was helpful for batting and scored a lot of runs.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: Partnership by Shubman Gill and Kohli

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3
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On the third day of the fourth Test match between India and Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, the Indian team dominated the Australian bowlers and posted a strong total at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The highlight of the day was a stellar performance from openers Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli, who shared a fine 114-run partnership for the third wicket.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: India’s First Innings

India’s innings was opened by Shubman Gill and skipper Rohit Sharma, both started the day ahead of yesterday’s score of 36/0 and both started cautiously on Saturday morning. Both batsmen continued to push their innings, while also punishing loose and unruly deliveries. Together they completed a 50-run partnership in 74 balls.

Meanwhile Rohit Sharma was caught out for 74, he contributed 35 runs. Gill, brought up his half-century in style, hitting Mitchell Starc for a four. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara, who came in to bat after Rohit Sharma’s dismissal, continued his natural game and defended the wicket strongly. Both the batsmen kept the scoreboard moving and gradually the pair put on 114 runs for the third wicket to put India in a comfortable position.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: Shubman Gill’s Century

Gill, who looked comfortable throughout his innings, continued to impress, showcasing his brilliant stroke-play and fine footwork. He brought up his maiden Test century with a cover drive off Todd Murphy. His innings of 114 runs from 216 balls included 10 fours and a six. The 21-year-old’s innings was a mix of solid, defensive, attractive stroke-play and excellent temperament. At the score of 245 runs, Shubman Gill was out LBW on the ball of Nathan Lyon, he made an important contribution of 128 runs.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: Kohli’s Half Century

After a few poor innings, Kohli came back strongly to show why he is considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Coming in at number 4, the Indian top-order batsman played a fine half-century. He played well on balls outside the off-stump and took the bad balls across the boundary. He was particularly wary of the Australian spinners and used his feet well to play on top of the ball. Meanwhile, he completed his half-century off 107 balls, hitting five fours in his innings.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: End of the 3rd day

At the end of the third day’s play, India were 289 for 3 in 99 overs, with Kohli remaining unbeaten on 59 and Ravindra Jadeja on 16. The scorecard of the Indian team included a total of 23 fours and 3 sixes and included an extra of nine runs.

The Australian bowlers struggled to take wickets and none of the fast bowlers found success. All three spin bowlers of Australia got 1-1 wickets. They toiled hard in the field and 72 of the 99 overs were bowled only by the spin bowlers, but the Indian batsmen showed patience and discipline to deny the Australian bowlers any success. The new ball was used after 94.1 overs, but even this did not seem to be helping the Australian team.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3: Conclusion

India have tightened their grip on the match so far. There are still two more days left for this match, so the Indian team would like to bat fast on the fourth day and make a big total quickly, so that the Australian batsmen can get time to all out. The Indian batsmen have shown good skill and performance against a quality Australian bowling attack. On the other hand, the Aussies will try to get the Indian team out as early as possible on the fourth day itself.

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