India Today – India – 4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 runs following on.

Summary

  • 4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 runs following on.
  • Full ScorecardAustralia hit a new low in Test cricket on Sunday as they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli in the ongoing fourth Test on Sunday after the hosts got bowled out for 300 in their first innings to trail India by 322 runs in Sydney.
  • Looking at India’s huge first-innings lead, Kohli had no hesitation in asking Australia to bat again and thus, became only the second Indian captain after Kapil Dev to enforce the follow-on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • It was the last day of the New Year Test in 1986 when Kapil asked Australia to bat again after India had declared on 600 for 4 in the first innings and then bowled out the hosts for 396 on the final day before asking them to follow-on.
  • England were the last team to force Australia to follow-on at home in the drawn 1988 Sydney Test, a result the hosts are unlikely to repeat unless the weather intervenes.


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