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India v Aus 4th Test Day 2: Australia still control fourth Test after second day

Australia had their noses in front at the end of the second day's play in the fourth and final Test in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Resuming at their overnight score of 255 for four, Australia finished on 480. India in response finished the day on 36 for no loss.

Earlier, Australia carried on brilliantly through their fifth wicket stand between Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green. Khawaja and Green added 208 runs for the fifth wicket. The morning session was wicketless for India.

Green reached his maiden Test hundred. Green made 114 off 170 balls with 18 boundaries. Khawaja carried on but there was a brief collpase as Australia moved from 378 for four to 387 for seven. Then a 71 run ninth wicket stand between Nathan Lyon (34) and Todd Murphy (41) stretched the Australian total. In the end Australia finished on 480 in 167.2 overs. Khawaja ended on 180 off 422 balls with 21 boundaries. For India the best bowler was Ravichandran Ashwin (6-91).

In their response India finished on 36 for no loss still 444 runs behind Australia. 

 Match Summary
Australia 1st Innings: 480 (167.2)
Fall of wickets: 5-378 (Cameron Green-130.2 ov), 6-378 (Alex Carey-130.6 ov), 7-387 (Mitchell Starc-135.3 ov), 8-409 (Usman Khawaja-146.1 ov), 9-479 (Todd Murphy-165.3 ov), 10-480 (Nathan Lyon-167.2 ov)

India 1st Innings: 36-0 (10)


Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wicket-keeper), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

Australia: Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (captain), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann

Match Details
Toss: Australia, elected to bat
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Start time: 0400 hrs GMT
Match officials: Nitin Menon, Richard Kettleborough (On-field Umpires); Joel Wilson (TV Umpire); Jayaraman Madanagopal (Reserve Umpire); Chris Broad (Match-referee)

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