Australia v India LIVE: fourth Test, day five

Don't forget the World Test Championship

What were Australia thinking, batting on to the bitter end when most expected a declaration at tea or shortly after?

Here's one possible explanation. To most minds, Australia had two balls in the air. In fact, they had three, and were juggling vigorously. There was the immediate Test match, which they did not want to lose. There was the series win and repossession of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which when held occupies a place on the national mantelpiece almost alongside the Ashes.

More here from Greg Baum.

Starc allays injury concerns

"No doubt there's some sore body parts," he told Channel Seven.

"Nothing new, it's all good, I'm ready to go."

A huge day for Tim Paine

No man has more riding on the line at the Gabba than Tim Paine, whose place in Australian cricket history may hinge on the events of the final day of this landmark series.

The most unlikely of Australian captains has achieved all that could be reasonably asked of him since taking over after the trauma of Cape Town – but the halo has slipped.

More here from Andrew Wu.

The all-important weather

The news is good for a start in half an hour.


Hi everyone and welcome to the final day of the Australia-India Test series. The stage is set for an enthralling finale with India to resume at 0-4, chasing 328. Australia need to win to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy while a draw is enough for the tourists.

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