India v Aus 4th Test Day 5: Ahmedabad Test ends in a draw, India claim series 2-1
The fourth and final Test in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy ended in a tame draw on the final day of the match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday.
India claimed the Test series 2-1 and won the trophy once again. During the day India also made it to the final of the World Test Championship against Australia at The Oval in London. This happened because New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in the first Test at Christchurch.
Earlier, Australia resumed at their overnight score of three for no loss, they lost their stand-in opener Matthew Kuhnemann cheaply. Kuhnemann was dismissed leg before by Ravichandran Ashwin. Then Travis Head teamed up with Marnus Labuschagne to add 139 runs for the second wicket. Head finished on 90 off 163 balls with 10 boundaries and two sixes. Labuschagne then added a further 22 runs for the third wicket with captain Steve Smith. Labuschagne finished unbeaten on 63 off 213 balls with seven boundaries. Shortly an hour after tea, both sides shook hands and the match ended in a tame draw.
Both sides will now feature in a three-match ODI series starting on 17 March in Mumbai.
Australia 1st Innings: 480 (167.2)
India 1st Innings: 571 (178.5)
Australia 2nd Innings: 175-2 decl (78.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Matthew Kuhnemann, 10.4 ov), 2-153 (Travis Head, 59.1 ov)
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
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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