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Key eventsShow key events onlyPlease turn on JavaScript to use this feature74th over: India 225-2 (Gill 122, Kohli 18) Three runs gathered comfortably off Kuhneman. All too easy. Mitchell Johnson ticking in the commentary box, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.73rd over: India 222-2 (Gill 120, Kohli 17) Mitchell Starc replaces Lyon and is greeted by a sumptuous straight drive from Kohli that traces away back past the bowler for four. Shot! Kohli then flicks a length ball off his hip and he’s timed the silk stockings off it for four more. Starc kicks the turf in frustration.72nd over: India 214-2 (Gill 120, Kohli 9) Kuhnemann lets out a grunt as he sends down his effort ball, he’s a bit too short though and Kohli and Gill are able to hang back and nurdle him around. In the commentary box, Mitchell Johnson is bemoaning the fact that there doesn’t seem to be much needle between the sides.71st over: India 210-2 (Gill 117, Kohli 8) Lyon toils away around the wicket. Gill pats back a couple before scampering out of his crease and whipping through a tiny gap at mid-wicket for four runs. Have I mentioned how lovely he is to watch? It’s worth repeating.70th over: India 205-2 (Gill 112, Kohli 8) A single to each batter, just ticking along after tea.This made me chuckle:69th over: India 203-2 (Gill 111, Kohli 7) A loud cheer goes up around the vast stadium as India bring up the 200. Kohli is busy and picking off the ones and twos, getting into his work. In a bit of a surprisng move, Kuhnemann is coming on to replace Todd Murphy.68th over: India 199-2 (Gill 110, Kohli 4) Todd Murphy is quietly impressive, he’s accurate and probing, zeroing in at the pads, getting the odd ball to skid and hurry the batters. Just a single off the over to Shubman.67th over: India 198-2 (Gill 109, Kohli 4) Enthralling cat and mouse from Lyon and Kohli, five dots sees Virat kept honest before some lovely placement brings him two for a glide into the off side.66th over: India 196-2 (Gill 109, Kohli 2) Gill is showing all his shots now, he drops to his knees and reverse-sweeps a length ball from Murphy, powerfully struck away for four.65th over: India 191-2 (Gill 105, Kohli 1) Nathan Lyon twirls away, Kohli works him off the pads into the leg-side to get off the mark and the single is accompanied by gleeful cheers from the crowd.64th over: India 189-2 (Gill 104, Kohli 0) Todd Murphy starts the evening session, he’s pocketed Virat Kohli three times already in this series and very nearly has him again! Kohli plays for the turn but the ball skids on and passes his outside edge by the width of a rizla paper. Steve Smith wants to send it upstairs but Alex Carey isn’t convinced, rightly so.Rightio, the players gather on the boundary ready to take the field for the evening session. Kohli and Gill at the crease for India and Australia striving, let’s play.63rd over: India 188-2 (Gill 103, Kohli 0) Virat greets Gill with a firm hug and then settles in to face Nathan Lyon. Close! Lyon gets one to spit past the outside edge and then follows up with another that takes the edge of Virat’s blade but it just falls short of Steve Smith at slip. With that flurry of action it is time for tea.WICKET! Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b Murphy 42 (India 187-2)*That’s exactly what they needed!* Australia get the wicket, Todd Murphy gets one to pitch and straighten and it slides past Pujara’s forward poke and wraps him on the pad. The umpire gives it on the field and the DRS review confirms it is the correct decision. Enter Virat Kohli.62nd over: India 187-2 (Gill 102, Kohli 0)Shubman Gill goes to a century! A paddle sweep sees the ball run away to the fine leg fence and the crowd rise and cheer. Gill removes his helmet and beams, all boyish good looks. However, it isn’t the only thing of note to happen in the over. Drumroll…61st over: India 182-1 (Gill 97, Pujara 42) Shot! Gill prances down the wicket and drives Lyon back over his head for another four, that takes him within one blow of notching his first home Test century…60th over: India 177-1 (Gill 92, Pujara 42) It’s a Murphy-Pujara maiden which gives me the opportunity to have a flick through these:59th over: India 177-1 (Gill 92, Pujara 42) Nathan Lyon is summoned to replace Cameron Green who lopes off in shame after leaving the lid off the pressure cooker. A couple of singles.Jaap Van Etten emails in with a bugbear:“Jim, in this quiet passage of play, can I bring my bugbear to the OBO crowd? Whenever a wicket falls, chances are in my experience extremely high that at least one commentator will shout: “That’s exactly what they needed!” This always pisses me off, because when would a wicket NOT be exactly what they needed? Isn’t that the whole idea of every ball bowled?Am I the only one in the OBO crowd getting annoyed by commentators doing this? Loving the OBO, as always.”58th over: India 175-1 (Gill 91, Pujara 41) Another boundary! India have come to life in the last five minutes, Murphy floats a full toss down and this time Pujara gets in on the act, trotting out of his crease to bunt it through mid on. Normal business is resumed thereafter with five dots completing the over.57th over: India 171-1 (Gill 91, Pujara 37) You wait 96 deliveries for a boundary and then two come along at once! Shubman Gill plays a lovely back foot drive to find the lesser spotted fence and then follows it up with a delicious cover drive for four more. He’s such an aesthetically pleasing player, a brace to the leg-side boundary takes him into the 90s. A nosebleed inducing 12 runs off Cameron Green’s over.56th over: India 159-1 (Gill 80, Pujara 36) It’s a scorcher in Ahmedabad and Pujara seems to be struggling with a bit of cramp. The physio comes on to give him some treatment and he looks fine to continue. The mind wanders to 1986…55th over: India 158-1 (Gill 79, Pujara 36) The pressure nearly tells as Gill forces into the off side and calls Pujara through for a risky single… he just about makes it home and the throw from Travis Head is a bit of a wild one. India aren’t really going anywhere, Pujara loves this sort of dogfight but it will be interesting to see how the usually swashbuckling Gill responds to being tied down for a lengthy period.54th over: India 154-1 (Gill 77, Pujara 35) Murphy twirls away and it’s a case of dot after dot after dot after dot. A maiden. It feels like something’s gotta give.53rd over: India 154-1 (Gill 77, Pujara 35) Cameron Green replaces Starc and he’s bustling in at the stumps, there’s a leg slip in place and Alex Carey is up to the stumps. Pujara and Gill manage to break the shackles ever so slightly with a couple of singles. The run rate has really plummeted in the last few hours, there’s been no boundary for India in over 13 overs, it’s a slow simmer.52nd over: India 152-1 (Gill 76, Pujara 34) The bespectacled Todd Murphy is over the wicket to a packed leg side field, Steve Smith is on the squeeze, not giving any easy singles. Pujara can’t find the gap to rotate strike and it is six more dots, join em up.51st over: India 152-1 (Gill 76, Pujara 34) Thanks Angus and hello everyone. It’s all gone a bit soporific since lunch eh? Pujara is doing what he does, he’s 34 from 86 balls. Australia need to prise him out if they are to have a chance of forcing this game towards a result. Mitchell Starc sends down a tidy maiden.50th over: India 152-1 (Gill 75, Pujara 34) Gill scoops a single behind square to start Nathan Lyon’s 20th over. Pujara plays a strange shot to the next, letting his bat sway parallel to his body like a pendulum. Weird but it gets him a single and after 12 half-centuries since January 2020, who am I to question him? A third single taken from the last… as a tremor runs through the crowd. It…

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