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India vs Australia: 4th Test evenly poised despite Shubman Gill’s classy century | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A pivotal 113-run partnership for the second wicket between centurion Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara took India to safety but the hosts didn't fully press home the advantage, ending Day 3 at 289/3 against Australia in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad on Saturday.Gill batted for nearly six hours to score 128 off 235 balls, hitting 12 boundaries apart from a six off Nathan Lyon, but India scored only 256 runs in 90 overs.AS IT HAPPENEDThe hosts are still 191 runs behind Australia's first innings total of 480.Leading the series 2-1, India need a 3-1 series win to qualify for the World Test Championship final.If India lose this match and Sri Lanka win their ongoing series against New Zealand 2-0 then the island nation will qualify for the WTC final against Australia.Stumps on Day...
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Michael Hussey hails Nathan Lyon’s longevity in international cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Hailing Nathan Lyon's longevity in international cricket, former Australia batsman Michael Hussey feels the off-spinner should continue as long as he remains fit to compete at the elite level.After taking just one wicket in the first Test against India in Nagpur in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, Lyon snared 18 scalps from next two Tests, including a 10-for in Australia's win in Indore.1/11Will Australia square India series in Ahmedabad?Show Captions<p>Australia will aim to square the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series on another spin minefield when the final Test begins in Ahmedabad on Thursday. </p><p>India were chastened by a rare home defeat in the third Test last week and are looking to bounce back to take the series 3-1. </p><p>With v...