As it happened: India fight back through Sachin, Kohli

by Ashish Magotra  Feb 23, 2013 16:43 IST

#Australia in India 2013   #Michael Clarke   #R Ashwin  

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Australia were 316 for seven in their first innings against India at stumps on the opening day
of the first cricket Test here today.

It was a day dominated by two individuals -- R Ashwin for India and Michael Clarke for Australia. Ashwin's six wickets gave India a superb start but Australia countered through Clarke and Moises Henriques.

Can Harbhajan leave a mark on this game?

A quick recap of day 1

Ashwin was the star for India on Day 1. PTI

Ashwin was the star for India on Day 1. PTI

Toss: Australia won, chose to bat first.

At lunch, Australia were 126-2 after 34 overs. Warner 58, Watson 28.
At tea, Australia were 215-5 after 66 overs. Clarke 45, Henriques 29. Ashwin 5-51
At close of play on Day 1, Australia are 316-7. Clarke 103 not out, Siddle 1 not out. Ashwin, 6-88.

Wickets to fall on Day 1:
64-1, E Cowan st Dhoni b Ashwin 29 (45b, 4x4, 1x6)
72-2, P Hughes b Ashwin 6 (15b)
126-3, S Watson lbw b Ashwin 28 (60b 3x4)
131-4, D Warner lbw b Ashwin 59 (93b, 6x4)
153-5, M Wade lbw b Ashwin 12 (35b, 1x4)
304-6, M Henriques lbw b Ashwin 68 (132b 5x4)
307-7, M Starc b Jadeja 3 (3b)

Other highlights:
- Ojha dropped, Bhajji playing
- Warner dropped on 18 by Sehwag at first slip off R Ashwin.
- Clarke gets an edge on to the pad, caught by short leg. Ashwin the bowler. Umpire didn't give it out. The Oz skipper was on 39.