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  • 4:54 PM IST

    Another gripping day’s play here at Dharamsala. Kuldeep grabbed the spotlight on Day 1 but it was Lyon’s turn to demonstrate his skills today. Australia are back in this Test. The Test is hanging in good balance. We will be back with the live blog of Day Three tomorrow.

  • 4:47 PM IST
    “Most sixes in a Test season for India:
    19 RAVINDRA JADEJA, 2016/17
    17 Harbhajan Singh, 2010/11
    16 V Sehwag, 2003/04″ – Umang Pabari
  • 4:44 PM IST
    India have pinned their hopes on this young man, again. This time with the bat.

  • 4:43 PM IST

    Last ball of the day’s play. Jadeja gets a leg-bye. Hazlewood appeals like a 1990′s Pakistani. Australia were actually thinking about a review! That’s the end of the day’s play. The final session has gone Australia’s way. Lyon has brought Australia in this game. India need to bat out of their skins to add another 100 and take a 50-run lead at least. In Jadeja, Saha, Kuldeep and Bhuvi, India have some batting to come but Australia hold the edge at the moment.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    Live – India 245/6 (90) | Wriddhiman Saha 9 (39), Ravindra Jadeja 16 (21) | Trail by 55 runs: Jadeja gets a leg-bye. So it’s Saha vs Cummins again. Renshaw dropped a sitter in Cummins’ last over. Saha is patient enough to play five dot balls after that. So no more Cummins today.

  • 4:32 PM IST
    India would not mind a couple more. Target one towards the Everest, one for K2, Kangchenjunga
    and Nanga Parbat…
    ‘Couple of sixes for Jadeja next to the Himalayas. Obviously been practicing his range hitting.’ tweets Pavilion Opinions
  • 4:29 PM IST

  • 4:27 PM IST

    Dropped. Renshaw drops Saha. This is Renshaw’s second drop off Cummins today. Cummins bowls a peach, gets Saha’s edge and Renshaw spills a regulation catch in the first slip.

  • 4:25 PM IST
    ‘Double of 500 runs and 50 plus wickets in the same season.
    Kapil Dev 1979-80
    Johnson 2008-09
    Jadeja 2016-17′, Abhishek Kumar tweets. More applauds coming Sir’s way. He deserves every bit.
  • 4:23 PM IST
    The new ball has been taken and Cummins starts right on the money. A inswinger with good bounce and pace beats Saha. Meanwhile, let us stand and applaud Sir Jadeja.


Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia. This is Suvajit Mustafi, and I will be bringing you all the live cricket scores and posts from the series-decider, being played at the picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala — which is now India’s 27th Test venue. The big news on Day One morning was again centred around Virat Kohli. He was ruled out of the final Test due to the shoulder injury he sustained on Day One of the Ranchi Test. Thus Ajinkya Rahane walked out for toss and he became India’s 33rd Test captain. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 4th Test at Dharamsala

On a placid batting track, Australia elected to bat and India went in with the five-bowler combination. Australia made a strong start scoring 131 runs in the first session, losing only Matt Renshaw’s wicket. Debutant Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav helped India stage a strong fightback. Kuldeep, the first Chinaman to play Test (men’s) for India, claimed a four-for that helped India skittle-out Australia for 300. Australia were boosted to a respectable total thanks to Steven Smith’s 20th Test hundred, which was his third of this series. He also became the first Australian skipper to be dismissed for Nelson (111). Also, poor catching and substandard fielding from the hosts helped the visitors.

David Warner registered his first fifty of this tour, and so did wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade. India batted an over before stumps and played it maiden. There will be good assistance for Australian seamers early on Day Two, and cracks there on the surface, even spinners will get the aid. Probably an absence of a wrist spinner may hurt them, so it would not be surprising if we get to see Steven Smith or David Warner bowling.


India: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav

Australia: David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Steven Smith (c), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Steven O’ Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood