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Australia stopped at 480 runs in the double century

In the fourth and final Test match of the four-match series, Usman Khawaja came to bat in their first innings and the visiting Australia got a big collection from Cameron Greene’s century. Ajira scored 480 runs before being all out in the second day’s play. In reply, India scored 36 runs without losing any wicket in the last afternoon.

At the end of the first day, Australia scored 254 runs for 4 wickets on Usman Khawaja’s century. Usman Khazar and Cameron Green, two unbeaten batsmen of the previous day, came to bat in the second day’s game.

These two Aussie batsmen played brilliantly on the second day as well. In the fifth wicket pair, the two made a pair of 208 runs. That’s why the tourists started moving towards the big collection. On the previous day, Green, who was unbeaten on 49 runs, saw a century. Played an impeccable innings of 114 runs off 170 balls.

Meanwhile, opener Usman Khawaja was moving towards double century. But he was not getting a suitable partner. Alex Carey took the path to Sajghar for zero runs. And 6 runs came from Mitchell Starc’s bat. Then Khawaja himself got out for a personal 180 runs. His 422-ball innings is decorated with 21 fours.

Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy added 70 runs to the team score in the ninth wicket pair. Murphy scored 41 runs off 61 balls. And Lyon scored 34 runs off 96 balls. Two were dismissed by Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Meanwhile, Matthew Kuehmann remained unbeaten on zero runs.

Ashwin took the maximum six wickets at the cost of 91 runs for India. Besides, right-arm pacer Mohammad Sami took two wickets. Two spinners Akshar Patel and Ravindro Jadeja got one wicket each.

(10 March/MM)


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