The fourth test between India and Australia has ended in a draw in New Delhi.?
The fourth test between India and Australia has ended in a draw in New Delhi. The end came on the fifth day when Australia struggled to 413 in their second innings, after being forced to follow on 212 behind India's massive first innings total of seven for 510 declared. it was Australia's first ever follow on against an Indian side.
SYNOPSIS: The Australians had failed to avert the follow on by just 13 runs ... but with having to bat again they made a determined effort not to lose. An early four by Allan Border off Kapil Dev was followed by another two runs.
Australia had lost the wicket of Rick Darling for 32, but Border kept up the pressure. Here he takes two off Yadav.
Australia were fighting to avoid going two down in the six match series. India having already taken the third test at Kanpur. Andrew Hilditch showed his determination with a well earned fifty.
Hilditch and Border dug in and gave warning they were set for a long partnership. They resumed after the tea break and went on to make 127 between them. Border was eventually out for 46, but not before playing some powerful attacking shots like this one which gets him four off Yadav.
Hilditch finally fell trap to Narsimma Rao, caught by wicketkeeper Kirmani for 85.
With Hilditch and Border gone, Kim Hughes and Graham Yallop batted out the remaining minutes of the fourth day's play. Hughes with a four off Doshi.
At that stage the score was three for 156 ... the total went to 189 by stumps. The following day the Australians pressed on to 413, forcing a draw.