India vs Australia 4th Test: Shubman Gill’s fifty gives India faint hope of series win

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Shubman Gill brought up a rousing half-century to push an injury-ravaged India within 245 runs of a series victory at lunch on the final day of the fourth Test decider against Australia in Brisbane on Tuesday. Playing in only his third Test, the doughty 21-year-old steadied India after paceman Pat Cummins had Rohit Sharma caught behind for seven on a glorious morning at the Gabba after the tourists resumed on four for no loss.

Gill was 64 not out, with Cheteshwar Pujara on eight off 90 balls, and India 83 for one with little threat of rain interrupting proceedings. Australia must win the match to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy, while holders India need only a draw to retain it two years after their breakthrough 2-1 win in the 2018/19 series Down Under.

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