Brisbane: The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first in the fourth Test between India and Australia at Gabba, losing three wickets for 87 runs. Australia lost two wickets for 17 as openers David Warner (01) and Marcus Harris (05) failed. Warner Pavilion reached the final ball of the first over of Siraj’s innings. Rohit Sharma was caught in the slip and sent off. The Aussies lost the first wicket by four runs. Shortly afterwards another opener Harris made just 5 runs and Shardul bowled a backhand. With this, both the Australian openers reached the pavilion for 17 runs.
Smith and Lubushen, who later came into the crease, were careful not to take another wicket. While the innings was going smoothly, Smith was caught by Washington Sundar at the individual score of 36 runs. Sundar bowled a catch to Rohit and Smith was out. The duo opened the scoring for a 70-run partnership. Among the Indian bowlers, Siraj, Shardul and Washington Sunder Chero took wickets. Currently Australia have lost three wickets in 46 overs and scored 114 runs. Lubushen (49) and Matthew Wade (11) were at the crease.