Cameron Green and Usman Khawaja became the stars of the fourth Test series against India.
On the second day of the fourth Test, Australia gained the upper hand against India thanks to Usman Khawaja’s 180 and Cameron Green’s first-ever Test century.
Khawaja and Green combined for 208 runs, with Green contributing 114 as Australia amassed a staggering 480.
Ravichandran Ashwin, an off-spinner, finished with 6-91 as India finally bowled out the guests in Ahmedabad. India finished the day on 36-0, trailing by 444 runs, thanks to the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.
In order to tie the series at 2-2, Australia needs to win. Prior to the third Test, Pat Cummins, the regular Test captain, had departed for Australia because of his mother’s death; therefore, Steve Smith served as interim captain. The visitor wore black armbands in memory of his mother, Maria Cummins.
Khawaja stayed at the wicket for a total of ten hours, improving on his 104 on the first day to give Australia the upper hand. He had strong support from Green, who scored 18 fours in his 170-ball inning despite being passed over for the first two tests.
Axar Patel’s left-arm spin finally brought a stop to Khawaja’s stand, and Ashwin’s leg-side catch of all-rounder Green completed his innings.
Green added, “I believe you’ve got to maybe gulp down your ego a little bit.” “It’s a very excellent wicket. Tomorrow, I anticipate playing more of a holding role and letting the spinners do their stuff.”
If Australia draws the series, then it will become the first country to avoid losing in any test series against India since England triumphed on their trip in 2012.
If India wins, they will be guaranteed a spot in the World Test Championship game in June.