As got Australia all out at 243 then India has a target of 287 runs. History says that India won only two times on the target of this kind of score in fourth innings. Is it time to make it three? But the possibility is fewer. Because score-board is reporting something pleasant. They will start from 112 for 5. It may seem to Virat the longest fifth day of a test.
As Australia started the fourth day with 132 for 4. They added only 111. But India couldn’t on a very good starting. They lost Lokesh Rahul at the fourth ball of their second inning. Michel Stark got the wicket. Then it could be a signal of the innings. But team India lost five wickets I fourth day.
As yesterday wicket wasn’t mentionable collapse but Nathan Lyon picked 5 wickets. The fracture was visible today. So Nathan Layon got 2 out of 5 wickets. Rests Stark (1/28) and Hazlewood (2/24) distributed among them. Pujara (4) followed Rahul after three overs. When Kohli comes to the crease Indian fans thought that he will contribute like Pujara in Adelaide. But he couldn’t continue the form of the first inning. When India was 48 then captain gave an easy catch to the slip by Lyons Bowl only for 17 runs.
Murali Bijay disappointed after the team scored fifty. Ajinka Rahane and Honuma Bihari forecasted spending day four. But India lost their last specialist batsman Rahane to Hazlewood. Then Australia started getting the smell of wine. Then two young star Rhishav Pant and Bihari survived for 37 balls of that day. Surely they will in an acid test tomorrow.
Australia is smelling the victory. Though the fifth day will answer this. They never won beating two hundred runs in last five years. They faced this twelve times and failed in eight times. Rest they saved by draw. Another fact is they beat two hundred runs sixth times after 2014.
It’s a question that how far Rhishav (9*) and Bihari (24*) will continue on the fifth day? Distance is 175 runs and 5 wickets in hand. It’s true that this test faced to Australia more. But the fifth day could end dramatically.