IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights, Day 1 – Khwaja and Green take Australia 255/4 at Stump

IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights: The first day of the fourth Test match being played between India and Australia ended today.  In this article, the analysis of the first day of the cricket match played by the Australian cricket team has been written in a detailed summary.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights, Day 1

IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights
Usmaan Khwaja, Image Credit- Google

The match started today with the toss. Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. The main center of discussion in the fourth match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was the pitch on which the match was going to be played today. The way the pitch had performed in the last three matches had drawn a lot of criticism from the Indian pitch curator.

The opening three matches proved to be disastrous for the batters, with both the teams unable to bat till the fourth day in any of the matches. But the pitch report for today’s match was very good for batting and so happened.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights: Session 1

The match started with the Australian batting.  The Australian batters got the team off to a fine start, with both the openers sharing a 50-run stand in 79 balls, with Travis Head scoring 31 and Usman Khawaja scoring 10.

At drink time, Australia were 56 for no loss in 14 overs, with Head scoring 31 and Khawaja 14.  The Australians lost their first two wickets before lunch and by lunch Australia were 75 for 2 in 29 overs, Khawaja still at the crease on 27 and Steve Smith scoring 2 runs.  were playing together

IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights: Session 2

After lunch, the Australian team reached their 100 in the 42nd over, facing 250 balls in 41.3 overs, including 11 extra runs.  By the time of post-lunch drinks, Australia were in a strong position at 110 for 2 in 46 overs, with Khawaja scoring 48 and Smith at the crease on 16.  Khawaja completed his half-century in 146 balls by hitting nine fours.

For the Australian team, Khawaja and Smith completed 50 runs in 157 balls in the third wicket partnership, in which Khawaja scored 27 and Smith scored 26 runs.  By the end of the second session of the first day, the Australian team had scored 149 runs for 2 wickets in 62 overs, by which time Usman Khawaja was playing on a personal score of 65 and Steve Smith was playing on 38 runs.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights: Session 3

After tea, the Australian team completed their team’s 150 runs, Australia scored their 150 runs in 62.1 overs, facing 374 balls.  They were 191 for 4 in 75 overs at the drink of the last session, with Khawaja scoring 80 and Cameron Green scoring 10.  The team reached its 200 runs in 80.2 overs facing 483 balls, including 11 extra runs.  The new ball was taken after 81.1 overs.

Khawaja and Cameron Green completed the 50-run fifth-wicket partnership, which took 77 balls for both the batsmen, with Khawaja scoring 23, Green scoring 26 and one extra.  Khawaja reached his century in 246 balls, hitting fifteen fours.  The team ended the day at 255 for 4 in 90 overs, with Khawaja scoring 104 and Green scoring 49.

IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights: India Bowling

Mohammed Shami bowled 17 overs and gave away 65 runs at an economy rate of 3.82.  He also bagged 2 wickets during his spell.  Shami bowled with good pace and accurate line-length, troubling the Australian batsmen and preventing them from scoring freely.

Umesh Yadav bowled 15 overs and gave away 58 runs at an economy rate of 3.86.  Although he did not take any wickets, Yadav kept the pressure on the Australian batsmen and did not allow them to score runs at a rapid pace.

Ravichandran Ashwin bowled 25 overs and gave away 57 runs at an economy rate of 2.28.  He took 1 wicket during his spell, and his excellent control and variation of pace troubled the Australian batsmen.

Ravindra Jadeja bowled 20 overs and gave away 49 runs at an economy rate of 2.45.  He also took 1 wicket during his spell and his accurate left arm spin bowling made it difficult for the Australian batsmen to score runs.

Akshar Patel bowled 12 overs and conceded just 14 runs at an incredible economy rate of 1.16.  Although he took no wickets, his economical bowling was instrumental in putting pressure on the Australian batsmen.

 IND vs AUS 4th Test Highlights: Conclusion

From the stats, we can conclude that the Aussies got off to a good start, with their openers providing a solid base. Usman Khawaja was the star batsman on the first day, scoring a century and keeping the team together. The team scored 255 runs facing a total of 535 balls with 12 extra runs and losing 4 wickets in 90 overs.

The Indian bowlers also put up a fine performance against the Australians. They maintained line and length, and kept the scoring rate in check. The wickets he took proved to be crucial in preventing Australia from posting a big score.

Overall, in this article we have told how the Australian team performed on the first day of the match.  Cricket fans around the world are eagerly waiting for the next day’s play to see if the Aussies will be able to carry on this performance and post a big total.

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