Ind vs Aus 4th Test – Rohit Sharma achieves unique milestone and this time in fielding: Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma achieved a unique record in the fourth Test between India and Australia in Brisbane as he becomes the only the fourth Indian to bag 5 catches in a Test match against Australia.
Rohit bagged the important catches of David Warner, Steve Smith and Tim Paine, while in the 2nd innings, Sharma was responsible for the catches of danger man Marnus Labuschagne and Cameron Green.
The Indian opener joined Eknath Solkar, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, and Rahul Dravid in the elite list.
Most catches as a fielder for India in a Test vs Australia (5 apiece):
- Eknath Solkar, Chennai 1969/70
- Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Perth 1991/92
- Rahul Dravid, Chennai 1997/98
- Rohit Sharma, Brisbane 2020/21
Ind vs Aus 4th Test: India dismiss Australia for 294, to chase 328 to win
India dismissed Australia for 294 in their second innings on day 4 to set themselves a target of 328 to win the fourth and final Test here on Monday.
After capturing four and three wickets respectively in the first two sessions, Indian bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur, returned to pick up the remaining three wickets after tea here.
Siraj (5/73) claimed five wickets, while Thakur (4/61) took four and spinner Washington Sundar (1/80) scalped one.
Steve Smith was the top batsman for Australia as he scored an attacking 55, while opener David Warner hit 48 at the top.
The series is currently locked 1-1 after India’s remarkable eight-wicket comeback win in the Melbourne Test and a memorable draw in the third Test at Sydney.