Ahmedabad Test, Day 1: Khwaja puts Australia on top

Narendra Modi Stadium

On Thursday, Usman Khawaja scored his 14th Test hundred in Ahmedabad to help Australia reach a comfortable 255/4 against India in the fourth and final match of the series. Day 1 featured a good competition between the bat and ball.

Although, the Indian spinners, who had dominated the batters in the first three matches, found it hard to trouble the Australians. Khawaja was clearly the standout performer for Australia. As he remained determined and patient throughout his six-hour stay at the crease. Khwaja is unbeaten on 104 runs with the help of 15 boundaries. He faced more than 250 deliveries.


Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium is hosting the final game of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which has been a memorable event. Prior to the game, Australia’s Anthony Albanese and India’s Narendra Modi paid tribute to the 75 years of friendship between the two nations. They drove a gold-plated golf car around the stadium to commemorate the occasion. The crowd at the stadium was lively and provided great entertainment.

The fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia started on a positive note for the Aussies. Despite India leading the series 2-1 and having the trophy in their possession, Australia looks determined to level the series after injuries and two heartbreaking defeats. The pitch in Ahmedabad has been a topic of discussion again. Hence, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, giving them an advantage. India will surely worry about batting in the 4th innings after Australia’s strong start.

Travis Head and Usman Khawaja but Head didn’t find his momentum. He was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin while batting on 32 off 44 deliveries. Furthermore, Labuschagne also showed potential but only managed to score three runs off 20 deliveries.

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