India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: India captain Virat Kohli’s team India became the first team in 31 years to enforce a follow-on in Australia against Australia as they bundled out the hosts for 300 runs in the first innings at SCG on Day 4. England was the last team to achieve the feat, having done it during the Test that started on January 29, 1988. India last achieved the feat in 1986. Kohli and Co would be looking to create history in Australian soil by winning the ongoing four-match Test series 2-1. Kohli’s team India would break a 74-year-old draught (The first time Indian Test team toured Australia).
Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher took to Twitter and lauded Kohli and his team for the 31-year-old record. His post read, “Jai Ho.👍🇮🇳 #KuchBhiHoSaktaHai
India 1st in 31 yrs to enforce follow-on on Australia in Australia.”
Meanwhile, erratic weather on day four intervened India from closing in on a big win in the fourth Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. They were well on course for their maiden series victory on Australian soil after forcing the hosts to follow-on at home for the first time since 1988. Bad light and intermitted rain led to substantial loss of play with only 25.2 overs bowled on day four.
Australia was placed at 6/0 in 4 overs after Kuldeep Yadav’s five-wicket haul in his maiden Test Down Under helped India to bundle out the hosts for 300 in the first innings.
Brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 runs following on.