India vs Australia 4th test: Day 5 live scores, highlights, analysis and talking points

Can India pull off a final day win and secure a spot in the WTC Finals against Australia?

Or will their fate have to be decided by the result of the Sri Lankan-New Zealand test series?

The sports news had all the live scores, analysis and talking points throughout the game day below.

India vs Australia 4th Test Live Results

AUSTRALIA (1st innings)


INDIA (1st innings)


AUSTRALIA (2nd innings)


Travis Head 11* (38)

Marnus Labuschagne 3* (11)

MORE: All the big talking points from Day 4 in Ahmedabad

Discussion points and analysis on Day 5 between India and Australia

Khawaja’s injury

Usman Khawaja retired from the field towards the end of the game on day four, indicating a problem with his left leg.

Khawaja – who normally opens for Australia – failed to get in the crease in the final six overs of the day as the visitors sent Matthew Kuhnemann with Travis Head.

Early in the final day of the Ahmedabad test, Kuhnemann was sacked by Ravi Ashwin with Marnus Labuschagne replacing him at the crease.

A team spokesman elaborated on Khawaja’s injury, which appears to be worse than initially thought.

“He has pain in his left lower leg, just below the knee on the outside of the lower leg. Will be reassessed on site,” a team spokesman said, according to News Corp.

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“He had an (MRI) scan, which is standard procedure. The imaging revealed nothing conclusive.”

Khawaja is reportedly trying his luck in the nets to see if he can play.

India’s last hopes for the WTC are at stake

Australia has already qualified for the WTC finals and is waiting for its opponent who lies between India and Sri Lanka.

The equation for India is relatively simple: win the fourth test in Ahmedabad by bowling and batting (if necessary) on the final day.

However, if the friendly ends in a draw – a very likely result – then India will be sweating at the results of Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

In order for Sri Lanka to play Australia in the WTC final, they need to clear New Zealand in two sets of tests.

However, India hopes to put pressure on the Aussies and create some opportunities, says Axar Patel.

“Anything can happen at any time, especially when we take two early wickets and they come under pressure – but this is not a pitch where we can overcome them. We have to work hard, stay patient and keep bowling in the right areas,” Patel said after the game.

India vs Australia 4th test confirmed lineups

Australia: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

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When does India vs Australia start?

All four friendlies begin at 3 p.m. AEDT And 9:30 AM IST.

How to watch or stream live India vs Australia

Fox Cricket will broadcast every match live and exclusively in Australia, while Star Sports holds the rights to the series in India.

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