4th test: Indian team showed remarkable character, says Michael Vaughan | Cricket News

BRISBANE: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan said on Sunday the Indian cricket team had shown great character against Australia in the ongoing four-game test series.
Vaughan’s remark came as India continues to fight in the ongoing fourth test at Gabba, Brisbane. The visitors were shaken at 186/6 in the opening innings, but from there Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar led a remarkable retaliation.
“All the credit from India … The character they had to show on this tour was remarkable … also the resilience with so many injuries … a team is only as good as its bench, many say so … well India have a very strong bench now, ā€¯Vaughan tweeted.

Sundar and Thakur recorded their half centuries on day three of the ongoing fourth test against Australia here at Gabba, Brisbane. The two drummers also recorded the seventh-highest wicket partnership for India at Gabba, Brisbane.
Shardul and Sundar built a 123 point stand and ultimately the partnership was severed by Pat Cummins as he fired Shardul (67).
The duo broke the record for Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar. Dev and Prabhakar had assembled a 58-race partnership in 1991, and 20 years later the record was finally broken.


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After their fine show with the ball grabbing three wickets apiece, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur proved they weren’t mugs with the stick either on Day 3 of Test 4 against Australia at The Gabba. (Getty Images)

Shardul and Sundar joined forces at the fold when India struggled at 186/6 and visitors were looking to avoid being packaged in a hurry. The duo mixed caution and aggression and both batsmen were up to the task of capitalizing on stray balls. Sundar and Shardul also faced seven overs with the second new ball, and both batsmen remained unfazed.
At the tea break, India’s score was 253/6. The second session saw 92 runs scored from 27 overs.
On the second day, India had regrouped Australia for 369 as Thakur, T Natarajan and Sundar scalped three wickets each. Marnus Labuschagne had the best score for Australia playing a 108-point shot.

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