Mohammed Siraj picked up a maiden five-wicket haul as Australia on Monday got bundled out for 294 in their second innings, thus setting a 328-run target for India on Day Four of the fourth and final Test at The Gabba.
Siraj picked 5 for 73 runs in 19.5 overs to complete what has been a memorable and emotional tour for him. Shardul Thakur also picked four wickets for 61 in the 19 overs he bowled while debutant off-spinner Washington Sundar scalped one.
Steve Smith was the top scorer for Australia in the second innings as he scored 55 runs off 74 deliveries, with the help of seven boundaries. David Warner, Marcus Harris and Cameron Green made notable contributions of 48, 38 and 37. Pat Cummins and skipper Tim Paine also made scores of 28 and 27 as the host’s second innings came to an end in the 76th over.
Earlier, India had posted 336 in reply to Australia’s first inning score of 369, thus conceding a 33-run lead.
Wishes poured in for Siraj after he reached the special milestone.
A standing ovation as…