Ahead of the final day Strac gives Australia an injury scare

With the list of injuries pacing up Down Under, today during the final moments, Mitchell Starc frightened Australia when he clutched his hamstring. He bowled only an over today before the rain curtailed the play on the fourth day of the final Test.

It made Australia to frown as they are aiming to erase all the ten wickets tomorrow. The win will not only help them to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy but also atop the World Test Championship list.

 “I saw the same thing walking back – he was grabbing at his right hamstring I think it was, so I’m sure he’ll get assessed by the medical staff,” Steven Smith said of Starc. “One thing I know about Mitchell is he’s tough and he’s played through some injuries before and got the job done, so he’ll be hopefully good to go tomorrow.”
Indian bowling unit folded Australia for 294 on day four setting a target of 328 for India on a tricky track at Gabba. Siraj’s five-for gave the momentum to India. He was partnered by Thakur. With ten wickets intact, India can build up another draw at Gabba.

“It’s hard to know. Obviously with the rain coming, we’re certainly not weathermen and don’t know it’s coming, so you have to play the game as you see it as well,” Smith said. “I think the game’s in a nice place for us. The wicket’s started to play a few tricks today, a couple of balls shot up. So tomorrow I think it’s just going to be about bowling good areas and letting the natural variation of the day five wicket do its work and hopefully we can hold on to all the chances.”

“The Indian players have batted well. In Sydney we bowled 130 overs – obviously a different wicket to that [Brisbane] – but for us, it is just about being patient, not searching too much, bowling good areas and just letting it happen. I think the more you go searching for it on these kinds of tracks, then you probably don’t get the rewards. So it’s about hitting good areas consistently and letting the natural variation of the wicket take its course.”

Struggling to find an ode, Starc has picked up only nine wickets in this Border-Gavaskar series.

 

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