India need another 280 for victory on Day 5
June 10, 2023  22:43

India 164-3 (40 ovs) vs Aus; Target: 444 | Scorecard

Lyon from over the wicket has a confident shout for LBW turned down against Rahane. Cummins has a chat with the bowler but decides against the review.

The ball turned sharply and struck the pads but it was clearly going down the leg side.

Rahane, on 20, gets a lifeline as he gets the edge trying to drive through the covers but wicketkeeper Carey fails to hold on to a tough chance.

Infact, the Ultra Edge confirms that there was no edge and the sound was of the bat hitting the ground.

Cummins continues as Kohli pushes the second ball on the off-side for a single and Rahane ducks under the bouncer.

Cummins continues to struggle with his landing as he bowls another no-ball.

Rahane confidently keeps out the rest of the over as the Indians look keen to play for stumps.

Lyon to bowl the final over of the day. The first ball strays down the leg side as Kohli helps it fine on the leg side for a four.

Kohli is beaten by the turn as the ball lobs off the pads fine on the leg side and Smith at slip runs to his left and takes a diving catch but there is no edge.

Kohli clips the last ball to the fielder at square leg to end the fourth day.

India are 164/3 in 40 overs at stumps on Day 4, needing another 280 runs for victory on the final day.

Kohli and Rahane stitched together a nice partnership of 71 to keep India in the hunt. They staged a nice comeback after two quick wickets, scoring 123 runs in 32.5 overs in the post tea-session.

Kohli looked in good touch as he hit a fluent 44 from 60 balls, while Rahane, battling a finger injury, was unbeaten on 20.

Australia's bowlers went nearly 20 overs without a wicket but they will be hoping to strike early on Day 5 and dent India's hopes.

For India, if Kohli and Rahane play out the morning session, then they could find themselves in the running for victory. 

A special milestone for Kohli as he becomes only the second batter to tally 5000 runs or more against Australia after former team-mate Sachin Tendulkar (6707 runs vs Australia) across formats in international cricket.

Infact, Tendulkar has also made 5108 runs vs Sri Lanka in international cricket, while Don Bradman tallied 5028 runs against England.
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