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Highlights, India vs Australia, 1st Test at Adelaide, Day 5, Full Cricket Score: Virat Kohli and Co win by 31 runs

Date: Monday, 10 December, 2018 12:20 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018/19 1st Test Match Result India beat Australia by 31 runs

250/10
Overs
88.0
R/R
2.84
Fours
15
Sixes
7
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jasprit Bumrah not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 19 4 63 2
Josh Hazlewood 20 3 52 3
235/10
Overs
98.4
R/R
2.39
Fours
19
Sixes
1
Extras
19
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 24 28 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 20 6 47 2
Jasprit Bumrah 24 9 47 3
307/10
Overs
106.5
R/R
2.88
Fours
26
Sixes
2
Extras
36
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jasprit Bumrah not out 0 10 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 21.5 7 40 3
Josh Hazlewood 23 13 43 1
291/10
Overs
119.5
R/R
2.44
Fours
24
Sixes
0
Extras
10
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 38 47 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 19 4 48 1
Jasprit Bumrah 24 8 68 3
  • Alright. The Test is over. India's first Test in Australia is over. But the series has begun and what a start to it. Kohli was pumping fist in the air, animatedly, and why not? This is the first time India have won the first Test match in Australia and look at the way the did it. Adelaide 2018 win will be remembered for a long time but India should make sure there are more such wins to cherish on this tour when the series comes to an end. Well begun is half done, they say and Kohli and Co have done just that. Many chinks to be sorted, especially, in the batting department and they have very few days to undo them as the next Test starts on 14 December. 

    On the other hand, Australia fought hard. They did not play as bad as many had expected them to play. The team has the potential to upset the World No 1 team even without Steve Smith and David Warner. Perth is the next stop and we will catch you again on 14 December when the second Test begins. Till them from Amit Banerjee, Shubham Pandey and rest of us, a good bye. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Some more stats:

    - India become the first Asian team to win a Test in Australia, England and South Africa each in a calendar year.

    - Virat Kohli becomes the first Asian captain to win a Test in Australia, England and South Africa each.

    - India captains winning at least a Test in most overseas countries:

    7 - Sourav Ganguly

    6 - MS Dhoni

    5 - Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    India bowling out Australia in Australia in the fourth innings of a Test:

    Adelaide, 2018*

    Perth, 2008

    Melbourne, 1981

    Melbourne, 1977

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most Test wins for Indian captains in SENA countries:

    3 - Virat Kohli*

    3 - MS Dhoni

    3 - MAK Pataudi

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Asian team winning the first Test of a series in Australia:

    Pakistan, Melbourne, 1979

    India, Adelaide, 2018*

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Shaun Marsh amassed 60 runs in the fourth innings of the first Test – it was his first ever Test fifty in the first innings of a Test.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This was the first time that Cheteshwar Pujara won a Man of the Match award outside Asia in Tests. He has won four Man of the Match awards in Tests played in Asia.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    35 catches were taken in the first Test between India and Australia – the most in a Test match. The previous record was of 34 – in a Test match played at Cape Town between South Africa and Australia earlier this year.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Rishabh Pant’s 11 dismissals in Adelaide Test were the joint most for any keeper in a Test along with Jack Russell (v South Africa, Johannesburg, 1995) and AB de Villiers (v Pakistan, Johannesburg, 2013).

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Virat Kohli has now won atleast a Test in five different overseas countries – the joint third most for any Indian captain. The record is held by Sourav Ganguly who won at least a Test in seven different overseas countries.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician


    Virat Kohli have now won three Tests in S.E.N.A. countries – the joint most by an Indian captain along with MS Dhoni and M.A.K. Pataudi.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This was the second time that an Asian team won the first Test of a series in Australia. The only other time it happened at Melbourne when Pakistan won the first Test in 1979.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Virat Kohli becomes the first Asian captain to win a Test in Australia, England and South Africa each.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    India become the first Asian team to win a Test in Australia, England and South Africa each in a calendar year.

  • "It was a tough Test match. This is a really good feeling for the boys. When you get off to a good start, there's belief. There were some rash shots played by the top order in the first order, and they learnt from that in the second innings. We've asked Pujara to play with low hands to counter the bounce. They'll have to rest up. To hell with the nets. You can mark your attendance, but rest up. We know the Perth track is quick, and there will be some carry there. I thought they were brilliant in the first innings. The discipline was magnificent. That's something they've worked on. You've got to allow Rishabh Pant to play his game.," says India coach Ravi Shastri after the win. 

  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Player of the Match: I knew what to expect from Australian pitches when I was back home. I have played some of their bowlers in the past. One of my special knocks. Ultimately, winning the Test match was important. Credit to bowlers for bowling them out in both the innings. It is the self belief from all team members that made it possible. I always bat my ability and I have enough experience playing for team. As batting unit, I feel we have a lot to improve upon. My father believes in my ability more than me. He started coaching me when I was 8 years. He would be a proud dad. 

  • Virat Kohli: These things happen in Test cricket, but it's important to stay calm. The odds were stacked up against them. We executed our plans eventually, and got the last wicket.  We needed one mistake from the batsmen to win this Test match. (On Indian bowling unit) Super proud. Something we haven't done in the past in Australia (take 20 wickets). We'll be gunning for a result in every test match. Time for the batsmen to step up.

    (On Pujara's contribution) Priceless. We were down and out on at lunch on Day 1, but he brought us back beautifully. When they (Pujara and Rahane) bat together like that, they are a solid pair. It took a lot of grit and determination from them (on Day 3). From our lower middle order and middle order, could've done better. Could've added 30-35 runs more (in second innings). These things we need to keep in mind going to Perth. Really looking forward to it (2nd Test). We're in a good zone, so we just want to get to Perth and start the test match. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Superb win for India. The best bowling attack from this country has done the job and not for the first time in 2018. Finally India have a series' lead that they had been searching for in England and South Africa. 

    But there needs to be serious introspection. Two batting collapses in two innings didn't help and a better opposition batting line-up would have punished them. Pujara's effort stands out. Remember Adelaide 2003? Now remember Adelaide 2018. 

    Australia will be happy with the fight they put on. Things could have gone their way with a few more runs here and there, and the relative weakness of this batting line-up cannot be missed. They might want to revisit their strategy in the second Test that starts in Perth later this week. And maybe, find someone who can score a Test hundred after crossing 50. 

  • Tim Paine, Australian captain: It is pretty shattering. Proud of the fight shown by the lower order. We had enough opportunities and could not capitalise on them. India deserve to win. Unfortunately myself, Travis and Shaun could not bat for enough today. Yes, probably Pujara was difference between the two sides. He made us work really hard.  We believe we can still win the Test series. We take a lot of confidence from today. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most catches taken in a Test:

    35 - Australia v India, Adelaide, 2018*

    34 - South Africa v Australia, Cape Town, 2018

    33 - Australia v India, Perth, 1992

  • Rishabh Pant: It was very nervous as they were coming close to the target, but we did well. I'm very happy to contribute for the team. (On record-levelling 11 catches in this match) First time I'm getting this milestone. (On India's sixth win in Australia) I'm happy because this is also my sixth Test match. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Hazlewood caught at second slip off Ashwin. We have had another spectacle of a Test at Adelaide, and what a win for India. 1-0 up in the series and starting the summer on a positive note. 

  • OUT! India win by 31 runs, go 1-0 up in 4-match Test series

    Finally, a wicket for Ashwin, flights the ball, asks Hazlewood to drive the ball, he does, edges it to Rahul at second slip. Kohli gets absolutely animated and pumps the fist in the air. Indians in jubilation right now. But spare a thought for Lyon and the rest of the tail - Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood. They kept on playing and playing. Hazlewood c Rahul b Ashwin 13(43) 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    The last Australian player to score 50-plus runs and take a 5-for at home in a Test was Mitchell Johnson (v England, Brisbane, 2013) before Nathan Lyon.

  • Ashwin continues.

  • After 119 overs,Australia 291/9 ( Nathan Lyon 38 , Josh Hazlewood 13)

    Bumrah replaces Ishant and this is getting down the wire now. Not because Australia need just runs. But the way they have been playing. Easy runs on offer for the last batting pair. Be with us. We might just witness the Test match of the year here. Aus need 32 more. India one wicket. 

  • FOUR! Short ball and Hazlewood hits it over the slips for a boundary. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    37 to win now. Madness this is. India's bowling attack has been superb but their batting is costing the game. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    No ball! Probably the first no ball Dharamsena has called in his this match. Shows umpire's call on replays. Wow! 

  • Bumrah back on. 

  • After 118 overs,Australia 283/9 ( Nathan Lyon 36 , Josh Hazlewood 7)

    The way Hazlewood has played Ashwin throughout in the over, you doubt Kohli's tactics here to stick with the bowler from  one end consistently. Hazlewood easily defending him. Keeping hosts afloat in this tough chase.

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 117 overs,Australia 283/9 ( Nathan Lyon 36 , Josh Hazlewood 7)

    Singles and doubles continue to come for Australians and this Indian bowling attack continues to give the tail loose balls. Lyon is now on 32 off 40. The penultimate ball of the over hits Lyon on pads but umpire calls it a no-ball. Ball tracker showed that it would have been umpire's call. Has been a problem with Ishant in this match.  Australia need 40 more runs. 

  • FOUR! Edge off Lyon's bat, flies to vacant third slip and then runs away for a boundary. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    49 needed. Order popcorn! 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Visiting spinners to bowl 50-plus overs in a Test innings since 2010 in Australia:

    Ravi Ashwin (1st innings), Adelaide, 2012

    Ravi Ashwin (4th innings), Adelaide, 2018*

  • Ishant continues. 

  • After 116 overs,Australia 274/9 ( Nathan Lyon 29 , Josh Hazlewood 6)

    Ashwin flights the ball, turns it away from Hazlewood. Bowls the carrom one on the next. Hazlewood leaves it, as Pant collects it close to the stumps. No damage done yet.

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 115 overs,Australia 272/9 ( Nathan Lyon 29 , Josh Hazlewood 4)

    Ishant had a long chat with Kohli about the field placements. The plan, however, remained the same as he continued bowling on the good length. Hazlewood, now, continues defending. It is literally Australia's bowling attack vs Indian bowling attack right now. Honestly, Australians have the tougher task in hand - to bat. 

  • Ishant continues. 

  • After 114 overs,Australia 270/9 ( Nathan Lyon 28 , Josh Hazlewood 3)

    Ashwin has bowled from one end consistently throughout today. Tiring job. Lyon takes one off the first and exposes Hazlewood to Ashwin, who almost gave the catch to short third man. Still no wicket for him today. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    54 more needed. Surely, this is not possible to turn this game, is it? 

  • Ashwin continues. 

  • After 113 overs,Australia 269/9 ( Nathan Lyon 27 , Josh Hazlewood 3)

    Kohli had a word with umpire Llong. maybe he wants extension of the session. Just 1 wicket away India and they would want to have that more than a cup of tea at the moment. Jadeja, with a dive at the covers, marks his presence on the ground by saving at least 2 runs. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Most catches taken in a Test:

    34 - South Africa v Australia, Cape Town, 2018

    34 - Australia v India, Adelaide, 2018*

    33 - Australia v India, Perth, 1992

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Caught at first slip. India now only one away. Kohli is not happy though after catching Cummins. And he shouldn't be. This is too close for comfort when they could have batted Australia out of the game. But if he wants to be angry, maybe that should be directed at the batsmen and not at the poor ball. 

  • Ishant comes back into attack. 

  • After 112 overs,Australia 267/9 ( Nathan Lyon 26 , Josh Hazlewood 2)

    Ashwin again. Been a long, frustrating day for him in office. Lyon tries to sweep him twice, misses it twice. Another Ashwin over comes to an end without any success. 

India vs Australia Live Score Latest Updates, 1st Test: Finally, a wicket for Ashwin, flights the ball, asks Hazlewood to drive the ball, he does, edges it to Rahul at second slip. Kohli gets absolutely animated and pumps the fist in the air. Indians in jubilation right now. But spare a thought for Lyon and the rest of the tail - Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood. They kept on playing and playing.

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Day 4 report: India needs six wickets to end a 15-year drought at the Adelaide Oval, with Australia's daunting chase in ruins at stumps on day four in the first cricket India vs Australia Test.

Set 323 runs to win, Australia was 104 for 4 at the close on Sunday with Shaun Marsh unbeaten on 31 and Travis Head 11.

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, captain of Australia and India respectively. AFP/Reuters

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, captain of Australia and India respectively. AFP/Reuters

Star Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been the main threat, targeting footmarks to trouble Australia's inexperienced batting order. Ashwin and quick Mohammed Shami have two wickets apiece.

Australia's faint hopes seemingly rest with the under-pressure Marsh, who last month scored a Sheffield Shield century at the Adelaide Oval to lead Western Australia's successful chase of 313 runs.

Australia's chase began in shaky fashion. Finch, who made a duck in the first innings, had a reprieve when trapped leg-before-wicket on the second ball of the innings, only for the review to show paceman Ishant Sharma had overstepped the crease for a no-ball.

Finch then fell on the last ball before tea off Ashwin for 11.

An aggressive Marcus Harris played a loose cut stroke, edging a catch behind off Shami. Harris made 26 in both innings in his Test debut.

Australia was teetering at 60-3 when Ashwin claimed the prized target of Usman Khawaja, who threw his wicket away in holing out to a forward-diving Rohit Sharma for 8.

Peter Handscomb (14) combined with Marsh to temporarily blunt India before he lost patience, spooning a catch to midwicket off Shami.

Spinner Nathan Lyon said the team would find inspiration from its recent drawn test match against Pakistan in Dubai. Australia batted out 139.5 overs to finish on 362-8.

"We spoke about Dubai. We still believe we can win this," Lyon told reporters. "I think the pitch has quickened up. The wicket is good enough for us to have the belief to score these runs."

India suffered a scare in the final hour when paceman Jasprit Bumrah left the ground after falling awkwardly in the field. He received treatment on his right shoulder and returned to bowl.

Australia's batting effort soured its earlier comeback after India collapsed in its second innings, losing seven wickets for 73 runs.

The visitors came out swinging after lunch, but the aggressive approach backfired, with four wickets falling for only four runs. Half-century maker Ajinkya Rahane added just 13 in the second session, falling for 70.

Lyon claimed six for 122 from 42 overs and paceman Mitchell Starc shrugged off a disappointing first session to finish with three wickets.

Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara shared an 87-run fourth-wicket partnership, the highest of the match. Pujara made 71 off 204 balls, following on in fine style from his first innings century.

India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar praised Pujara's efforts. "A big score in Australia has been elusive for him and he would be satisfied to have played a role for his team," he said.

India has not won a Test in Adelaide since 2003, when it beat a Steve Waugh-led Australia by four wickets.

With AP inputs

Updated Date: Dec 10, 2018







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