How Day 5 will unfold - could it be the fairytale?

Righto, huge rain in Brisbane on Monday night - it is believed that the rain predicted for Tuesday came early and we might get a fair bit of play on Day 5.


The equation is simple.


Australia need to win to claim back the Border Gavaskar trophy, whilst a draw is good enough for India - I wouldn't think they can win the match - right?


98 overs scheduled, let's hope we get through them all.


Who holds the key for Australia?


It's the big quick, no, it's not Pat Cummins and it's not Mitch Starc - Australia's fortunes lie with Josh Hazlewood.



Big Josh is going to rip through the Indian top order.


That's one potential outcome, the other, well it would be a fairytale of mass proportions.


Nathan 'Gary' Lyon - playing in his 100th test.


He needs 3 wickets to reach 400 in test match cricket.


Imagine this, it's 9/228, India obviously can't win the game and they're digging in to try and get to stumps.


Gary Lyon bowls a fizzing off break, it rips and bounces, it catches the glove of Mohammed Siraj and pops up for any easy catch to Marcus Harris under the lid @ short leg.


The GOAT gets his 400th, Australia win the test & the series.



Shane Warne had a pretty good script writer in his time, perhaps Gary gets his turn to create another one of Australian cricket's greatest highlights.


So there you go, Pujara will score probably 22 off about 145 balls, he'll provide some resistance but the Indians will shut up shop after Hazlewood rips through the top order.


I'll say Hazlewood snares 5 wickets, Lyon will grab 3 including the last wicket and his 400th in test cricket, Cameron Green will get his first test scalp and Pat Cummins will chime in for 1.


Nothing for Starcy, Tim Paine seems to have lost some faith in the big left armer as Warney pointed out at the end of Day 4.


Let's hope this rain farks off and the boys bring this thing home against an Indian side that has fought very hard given their injuries.



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