Shreyas Iyer’s participation in the remainder of the ongoing fourth Test between India and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad looks highly doubtful. The batsman is suffering with a back pain and could miss the last two days of the ongoing game.
Shreyas Iyer, who batted at number 6 in the third Test, did not come out to bat at that position after Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed by Todd Murphy in the first session of the fourth day. Srikar Bharat walked out to bat at number 6 before the reason behind the move was confirmed.
The right-handed batsman complained of pain in his lower back after the conclusion of the third day. And on Sunday morning, he was taken to hospital for scans, as per reports. The BCCI medical team is currently monitoring him. With a busy period of cricket ahead, it would not be too surprising if Shreyas Iyer does not take further part in the match.
Update from BCCI: Shreyas Iyer complained of pain in his lower back following the third day's play. He has gone for scans and the BCCI Medical Team is monitoring him.
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India’s strong reply:
Talking about the fourth Test, India have made a strong reply with the bat after Australia’s fine display in the first innings. The visitors piled up 480 runs in their first innings after winning the toss and deciding to bat first. In-form opener Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green led the charge with the bat by scoring fine centuries. Khawaja scored 180 while Green scored 114.
In reply, India have done well with the bat so far. At the time of compiling this report, the hosts were on 319 for 4, trailing Australia by 161 runs. Virat Kohli (69) and Bharat (7) were at the crease. Earlier on day 3, young opener Shubman Gill scored a fine century to lead India’s strong reply.
The hosts are leading the series by 2-1 and a draw will be enough for them to win a fourth Test series in a row against Australia. India, however, would be desperate to win the game in order to book their place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship.
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