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Just 25.2 overs were possible on Day 4 (AFP Photo)

Presenting the best and worst from the penultimate day of the fourth and final Test between Australia and India being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).


Bad light. Rain. Bad light. It was a frustrating day of Test cricket with weather dictating the terms. The third day fell victim to rain and bad light. The story continued on Sunday as well with bad light and then some more rain washed out the entire first session. When the play finally could start, credit to India bowlers for quickly wiping out the Australian tail allowing Virat Kohli to enforce the follow-on. However, four overs into the second innings and umpire deemed the light not bright enough to continue the play. Consequently, the players had to walk back with an early tea-break taken. They didn’t return with bad and then drizzle forcing an early end. 25.2 overs were possible


Kuldeep Yadav endured a torrid time in his first overseas Test last year where he bowled nine wicketless overs at Lord’s. He finished with figures of 0/44. Come Sunday, in his second away Test and first in Australia, he recorded his career’s second five-wicket haul. He counted Usman Khawaja, Travis Heas, Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood among his victims, finishing with 5/99.

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Drop of the day

Not even one complete session of play was possible on the Day 4 at SCG. However, in the little time that the weather afforded the two teams to do their magic, there was plenty of action including Hanuma Vihari dropping one of the easiest catches he will get. Josh Hazlewood had miscued a slog off Kuldeep and was yet to get off the mark. The ball went to mid-on where Vihari failed to hold on to it. Had he taken the catch, Australia innings would have folded for 264. That mistake resulted in Hazlewood scoring 21 runs during his 42-run stand with Mitchell Starc (29*) for the 10th wicket.