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4th Test, Day 5: Fourth Test ends in a draw at Ahmedabad, India wins Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1
With more than an hour left on the clock for the game to end, both teams called for the match to end, as it reached the inevitable result of draw, as India pocketed their 16th consecutive series win at home. Also, it is the fourth straight series between India and Australia that has ended at 2-1 scoreline.
4th Test, Day 5: Shreyas Iyer ruled out of ongoing Ahmedabad Test against Australia
Ahead of the start of day five's play on Monday, the BCCI said in a statement, "Shreyas Iyer will take no further part in this Test. A specialist opinion will be sought." Earlier, during day four's play on Sunday, Iyer did not come out to bat, with the BCCI saying that he had gone for scans after the right-handed batter complained of pain in his lower back following the third day's play and the medical team monitoring him.
It never seemed that he was out of form, says Sunil Gavaskar as Kohli ends his Test century drought
Kohli scored 186 runs off 364 deliveries, his first century in the format since November 2019, as India posted a mammoth 571 on the board in response to Australia's 480 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Every great batter thinks about a hundred. A century is the minimum price he keeps for his wicket. The way Kohli was batting in the last two-and-a-half years when he didn't score a century, he was batting well, scored seven or eight fifties.
4th Test, Day 4: I am just carrying forward my confidence and batting really well, says Axar Patel
"The way I'm batting, I am happy to be contributing for the team. I am playing my game, backing my strengths. I am just carrying forward my confidence and batting really well," he said to broadcasters at the end of day's play. Though Axar has picked only two wickets in the series, he has managed to be a handy contributor with the bat lower down the order. "The talk in the first Test was to carry forward the confidence."
4th Test, Day 4: Virat Kohli scores long-awaited 28th Test ton as India inch closer to lead
Kohli is unbeaten on 135 off 291 balls and has stitched an unfinished 79-run partnership with Axar Patel, who is 38 not out off 75 balls. While India collected 110 runs from this session, Kohli ending the wait for his 28th Test century and his first in the format since the hundred against Bangladesh in November 2019 at Kolkata, would be etched for long in the minds of spectators.
4th Test, Day 2: India trail Australia by 444 runs after Ashwin picks six-fer to bowl out visitors for 480
With the pitch still in favour of stroke play at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Rohit was pristine in his timing, flicking and cutting off Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon with relative ease. On the other hand, Gill sweetly played a short-arm jab on a short ball from Cameron Green, before dancing down the pitch to smash a six off Lyon at the stroke of stumps.
4th Test, Day 2: Khawaja touches 150, Green on verge of first Test century as Australia reach 347/4
Khawaja and Green, unbeaten on 150 and 95 respectively, solidified their positions at the crease to fetch another wicketless session for Australia in this Test, adding 92 in 29 overs and their partnership for the fifth wicket standing at 177. For India, it was a session of toil under harsh Friday sun on a nice batting pitch, where their control with the ball was off the mark.