AUS vs IND: Thakur, Sundar boost India as Australia take upper hand on Day 3

Brisbane: Australia put themselves in a comfortable position in the fourth and final Test against India at The Gabba, Brisbane with a 54-run at the end of Day 3.

At stumps, Australia were at 21/0 with David Warner (20 batting) and Marcus Harris (1 batting) at the crease.

Earlier, in response to Australia’s first innings score of 369 runs, Team India were all out for 336 runs in their first innings. For India, Shardul Thakur was the highest scorer with 67 while debutant Washington Sundar played a crucial innings of 62 runs.

India had lost 6 wickets when the total was at 186. But then Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar took over. Both took on the Australian bowlers and came up with some fluent strokeplay. 

Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur shared a 123-run partnership for the seventh wicket.

Pacer Josh Hazlewood was the most successful bowler with 5 wickets. His fellow fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took two wickets each. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon got one wicket.

Brief scores: 

Australia: 21/0 (David Warner 20 batting, Marcus Harris 1 batting, Washington Sundar 0/3) & 369 all out; India 336 all out (Shardul Thakur 67, Washington Sundar 62; Josh Hazlewood 5/57)

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