Australia v India fourth Test: Live stream, TV channel, start of play time and how to watch on BT Sport
Australia and India continue their fierce rivalry as the four-match Test series goes to a decider in Brisbane - live only BT Sport.
The thrilling series between Australia and India will be decided in Brisbane after India defied the hosts to bat out the final day and claim a historic draw in the third Test in Sydney.
Chasing an unlikely 407 to win, India responded to the early loss of captain Ajinkya Rahane in extraordinary fashion. Rishabh Pant countered with a scintillating 97 and Cheteshwar Pujara ground out 77, giving the tourists genuine hope of pulling off the third highest fourth-innings chase in Test history.
Australia once again looked the more likely when both fell before tea, but they couldn’t breach the resolute defence of Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin who battled superbly to survive 256 balls to steer India to 334-5 at the close.
“Our talk this morning was all about showing character and fight to the end and not think about the result, so we’re really happy with the way we fought,” reflected Rahane.
For Australia skipper Tim Paine, who dropped three catches, it was an opportunity missed. “We were pretty confident in forcing victory with our attack. We created enough chances all day so it’s a tough one to swallow, especially for me,” he said.
“I’ll cop the blame for that, move on and look forward to Brisbane. It was a wholehearted effort from the boys and things just didn’t go our way.”
The Test was marred by allegations of racist abuse towards the Indian players by members of the crowd at the SCG. An official complaint was made on Saturday and on Sunday, play was halted for 10 minutes after more alleged abuse and six people were subsequently ejected.
A captivating series now heads to the Gabba, an Australian fortress, for the deciding match. Reports emerged last week that India were reluctant to travel to Brisbane because of restrictive quarantine procedures in Queensland, but the venue has been confirmed after the Indian governing body agreed to the venue.
The Aussies haven’t lost at the Gabba since 1988 and will be favourites to claim the series win against a depleted Indian side, but the tourist have proved beyond any doubt that they are capable of retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
When is Australia v India, 4th Test?
Our day one coverage gets under way at 11.45pm on Thursday 14 January with play scheduled to begin at 12am, live on BT Sport 2 HD.
How to watch Australia v India on your mobile or tablet
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How to live stream Australia v India on your laptop
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How to watch Australia v India on TV
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What's the Test schedule for Australia v India?
You can watch every single ball from the final Test in the Border-Gavaskar series live on BT Sport.
First Test: December 17 - December 21: Australia won by eight wickets
Second Test: December 25 - December 30: India won by eight wickets
Third Test: January 6 - January 11: Match drawn
Fourth Test: January 14 - January 19
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