Australia v India Fourth Test Match Preview


Sydney is the venue for the fourth and final test match between Australia and India and the visitors need to avoid defeat to claim a series win.

India won the Boxing Day test at Melbourne by 137 runs to take a 2-1 series lead heading into this final contest. The platform for victory came in the first innings where Pujara top scored with 106 and Kohli made 82 as India posted 443/7 declared.

Jasprit Bumrah then stole the show, taking 6 Australian wickets as the home side were bowled out for 151. India then added 106 more to an already healthy lead and in the final innings Bumrah took 3 more wickets as Australian were bowled out for 261.

Earlier in the series India won a thrilling first test in Adelaide by just 31 runs but Australia fought back in the second contest in Perth to level the series with a 146 run victory.

This was how the teams lined up for the third test and note Rohit Sharma is unavailable for this final match.

Australia: Tim Paine(c),  Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh, Mitchell Starc

India: Virat Kohli(c), Jadeja,  Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari,  Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma,  Jasprit Bumrah, Mayank Agarwal

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Match Result

Australia 15/10

Draw 5/1

India 11/10

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Suggested Bet: Team Batsman to score a Hundred in 1st Innings, Australia? (yes) at 7/10

With the series draw still a runner Australia’s top order need to come to the party and we fancy any home team batsmen to make a century in their first innings.