India vs Australia: Marnus Labuschagne’s 108 on Day 1 in Brisbane comprised of 9 boundaries.© AFP
Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne is slightly bit dissatisfied that he couldn’t proceed his knock, after scoring a ton towards India within the fourth Test at The Gabba on Friday. Labuschagne performed a knock of 108 runs earlier than he was dismissed by debutant T Natarajan within the closing session of the opening day. Natarajan picked the essential wickets of Labuschagne and Matthew Wade to maintain the guests within the sport after the centurion roared again to type and took benefit of the inexperience of the Indian bowling assault to register his fifth Test ton.
“You know you don’t need to be playing at anything around 4th stump line or even 3 and a half stumps. I tell myself to be cool, when you get to a hundred just carry on. It’s about how that moment is, I don’t plan my hundred celebration. A little bit disappointed that I got out,” Labuschagne instructed the host broadcaster after the conclusion of play on day one.
At stumps, skipper Tim Paine (38*) and Cameron Green (28*) stood tall because the rating learn 274/5. Building on the knock from Labuschagne (108), the duo stitched an unbeaten 61-run stand to assist the hosts finish the day with the honours. It wasn’t an error-free innings from the centurion as India skipper Ajinkya Rahane dropped him at gully and the batsman made the guests pay.
“For Tim and Green to play like that against the new ball was good. Maybe we have a slight edge but they hung in there throughout,” he added.
For an inexperienced Indian assault — additional depleted by the injury to Navdeep Saini — Natarajan stole the present with the ball and Mohammed Siraj confirmed why he was trusted to guide the assault after Jasprit Bumrah could not prepare for the sport regardless of attempting until the eleventh hour.
While India crawling again into the sport within the closing session as Natarajan despatched again Wade (45) and Labuschagne, Paine and Green performed some gutsy photographs to make sure that the momentum would not shift fully.
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