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Highlights, India vs Australia, 1st Test at Adelaide, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: India reach 250/9 at stumps

Date: Thursday, 06 December, 2018 13:15 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
  • While the Australian bowlers dominated for the most part on Day 1 of the first Test, Cheteshwar Pujara's gritty 123 has helped guide India past the 250-run mark, one which will give the Indians some psychological advantage on the second day once it's their turn to bowl. 

    The Test series between the two giants has got off to the kind of start that befits the hype surrounding the series. Let's see what the second day of the Adelaide Test has in store for us. 

    For now, it's time for me, Amit to bid you all goodbye on behalf of my colleague Shubham! 

  • After 87.5 overs,India 250/9 ( Mohammed Shami 6)

    Pujara continues to collects runs at quick pace, while going for more attacking shots such as the uppercut. He collects a double off three successive deliveries, before his innings comes to an end thanks to a superb direct hit by Pat Cummins running in from mid on.

    And it's stumps on Day 1 with Pujara's dismissal. 


    Pujara's resolute stay helps India cross the 250-run mark, which will be a morale booster for their bowling unit when it's their turn to ply their trade with the Kookaburra. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Pujara run out after a humongous effort and that's stumps. Australia's day clearly. India have all to do with the ball tomorrow. 

  • OUT! Pujara's brilliant knock is brought to an end by an equally brilliant piece of fielding by Pat Cummins at mid on! Pujara was looking to collect some quick runs towards the end of the day's play, and wasn't quick enough on this occasion, as Cummins fires a direct hit at the non-striker's stumps. And it's stumps on Day 1 with that dismissal. IND 250/9

    Pujara run out (Cummins) 123(246)

  • After 87 overs,India 243/8 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 117 , Mohammed Shami 5)

    Pujara collects a double, guiding the ball down the ground for a double, before collecting a four and a six off successive deliveries. 12 off the over, with India looking to get past the 250-run mark before stumps. 

  • SIX! Pujara's starting to go all out against the Aussie pacers in the closing overs of Day 1, cutting the ball over deep backward point to collect his second six. IND 243/8

  • FOUR! Flicked away towards the fence, as Pujara picks the gap between the fielders at fine leg and square leg. IND 237/8

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    India's No 3 batsmen to score a century in Australia in Tests:

    M Amarnath, Perth, 1977

    M Amarnath, Sydney, 1986

    R Dravid, Adelaide, 2003

    VVS Laxman, Sydney, 2008

    Cheteshwar Pujara, Adelaide, 2018*

  • After 85 overs,India 230/8 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 104 , Mohammed Shami 5)

    Pujara finally brings up the magical three-figure mark guiding the ball towards midwicket for a double off the third delivery. Has been an outstanding knock from the gritty No 3 batsman, who refused to let the Aussie attack get the better of him despite wickets falling cheaply at the other end. Six off the over. Another five overs to go in the day's play. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    16th Test hundred for Pujara. What a knock to remember this one, just like his last in Southampton. He has fought hard all day and given India some respectability and some runs to bowl with. A brilliant hand from the batsman who always wanted to start an overseas tour well and has finally done so. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Least innings to 5,000 Test runs among Indians:


    95 - Sunil Gavaskar 

    99 - Virender Sehwag 

    103 - Sachin Tendulkar 

    105 - Virat Kohli 

    108 - Rahul Dravid, Cheteshwar Pujara*

  • CENTURY FOR CHETESHWAR PUJARA! He gets there in 231 balls, coming back for a second run to bring up the milestone for the first time in Australia! Has been an innings defined by grit, having spent six hours at the crease so far.  When the other batters gifted their wickets away through rash shots, Pujara stayed on, displaying the kind of temperatement needed to tackle such situations. IND 227/8

  • After 84 overs,India 224/8 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 99 , Mohammed Shami 4)

    Pujara collects a rare six, pulling a back-of-length delivery from Hazelwood towards the fine leg fence for a six, completing 5,000 runs in the process. Smashes the ball towards the midwicket fence for a four off the next ball. 10 off the over. 

  • FOUR! Pulled away towards the midwicket fence by Pujara, as he moves to 99! IND 224/8

  • SIX! What a way for Pujara to complete 5,000 runs in Test cricket! Pulls a back-of-length ball from Hazelwood towards the fine-leg fence! IND 220/8

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    And that fuller delivery to the stumps was long coming. Starc cleans up Ishant. Can India last eight overs? 

  • After 83 overs,India 214/8 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 89 , Mohammed Shami 4)

    Pujara gets a thick edge off the second delivery, but luckily for him, the ball flies through the gap between gully and slips for a single. Starc removes Ishant will a full delivery angling into Ishant's legs, with the ball deflecting off his pad onto the off-stump. Shami walks out to bat, and steers a full delivery towards the point boundary to get off the mark with a four. 

  • FOUR! Shami walks out to the crease, and gets off the mark with a boundary first ball! Steers a full delivery outside off towards the point boundary! IND 214/8

  • BOWLED EM! Starc angles full delivery onto Ishant's legs, with the ball hitting the off-stump after deflecting off his back pad. IND 210/8

    Ishant b Starc 4(20)

  • The over-rate has been on the slower side on the part of the Aussies. The final session will now have to be extended with another eight overs left in the day's play. 

  • After 82 overs,India 209/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 88 , Ishant Sharma 4)

    Hazelwood returns to the attack to share the second new ball with Starc. Pujara flicks the ball towards midwicket for a double, before bringing Ishant back on strike with a single off the next ball. Three off the over. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Ishant's height saves him from lbw. DRS proving helpful on this count. Starc follows it up with a full delivery as expected. Ishant still there. Australia would want these three wickets today. 

  • Josh Hazelwood to share the second new ball with Starc. 

  • After 81 overs,India 206/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 85 , Ishant Sharma 4)

    Starc returns to the attack as Australia opt to make use of the second new ball right away. Starc successfully appeals for lbw against Ishant, with the latter reviewing it right away. The ball hits him high on the knee roll, and is later shown to be missing the top of the stumps by a fair margin. Maiden over for Starc. 

  • Ishant has been adjudged lbw off Stac's bowling, and he's reviewed right away. The ball hits him on top of his knee roll, and DRS shows the brand new Kookaburra ball to be travelling well over the stumps. 

  • Australia opt to make use of the second new ball as soon as it becomes available. Mitchell Starc back in the attack. 

  • After 80 overs,India 206/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 85 , Ishant Sharma 4)

    Part-timer Head is brought back into the attack, and he collects a maiden for it, with Pujara unable to pierce the tight in-field. 

  • Part-time off-spinner Travis Head brought back into the attack. 

  • After 79 overs,India 206/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 85 , Ishant Sharma 4)

    Couple of quick doubles collected by Pujara off consecutive deliveries, as he brings up the 200 for the visitors and also moves to the 80s. The No 3 batsman however is in some discomfort after the second double, and prima facie it appears to be a case of cramps. Seven off the over. One more over before the second new ball becomes available. 

  • After 78 overs,India 199/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 78 , Ishant Sharma 4)

    Pujara drives the ball between extra cover and mid off, coming back for a third as the ball slows down on its way to the boundary rope. Three off the over. Another two overs before the new ball's available.

  • After 77 overs,India 196/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 75 , Ishant Sharma 4)

    Ishant gets down on one knee to sweep Lyon towards the square-leg fence for a boundary off the second delivery of the over. Four off the over. 

  • FOUR! Impressively swept by Ishant towards the square-leg fence to get off the mark in style! IND 196/7

  • After 76 overs,India 192/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 75 , Ishant Sharma 0)

    Pujara collects a double of the third delivery of the over ot move to 75. While he will be under some pressure after losing a set partner in Ashwin, he will have some faith in Ishant's ability to put a price to his wicket. 

  • After 75 overs,India 190/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 73 , Ishant Sharma 0)

    Ishant Sharma joins Pujara the the centre after Ashwin's departure, and finds himself facing Lyon in the third delivery after Pujara collects a single. Appeal for caught-behind against Ishant, with Paine reviewing the umpire's original decision of 'not out'. Turns out to be the ball brushing past Ishant's thigh that made the noise. Just one run off the over. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Ashwin gone. Caught at second slip. Cummins with the breakthrough. It was tough not to play at that ball and he edged it. First proper dismissal of the day for India, not even counting Pant's caught behind as he was trying to get out in his first 10-15 balls faced. Too little too late probably for India though. 

  • After 74 overs,India 189/7 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 72 , )

    Ashwin cuts a back-of-length delivery outside off towards deep point off the penultimate delivery of the over, collecting his first boundary, before getting dismissed off the very next ball, getting squared up and edging to Harris in the slips. Five runs and a wicket off the over. 

  • OUT! Cummins breaks the partnership! Squares Ashwin up with a delivery along the middle stump, with the ball straightening just a touch to get his outside edge, and fly straight to Handscomb in the slips. IND 189/7

    Ashwin c Handscomb b Cummins 25(76)

  • FOUR! Cut through the off side by Ashwin, as he beats the fielder in the deep point region. IND 189/6

  • After 73 overs,India 184/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 71 , Ravichandran Ashwin 21)

    Maiden over for Lyon, his second in the 25 overs that he has sent down so far. The Indian lower middle order has shown admirable resistance so far. The hosts will hope the last hour of the day's play goes their way, and that they're able to grab the remaining wickets before stumps. 

  • After 72 overs,India 184/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 71 , Ravichandran Ashwin 21)

    Cummins returns to the attack in the 72nd over, with the hosts searching for the dismissal that they hope will open the floodgates. Just a single collected off the over. 

  • Another bowling change, with Cummins replacing Hazlewood after a relatively short spell for the latter. 

  • After 71 overs,India 183/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 71 , Ravichandran Ashwin 20)

    Ashwin nudges the ball wide of the keeper, with Pujara egging him on to come back for a third run. Impressive running between the wickets displayed by these two so far in their stay at the crease. 

  • After 70 overs,India 180/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 71 , Ravichandran Ashwin 17)

    Hazlewood continues from the other end. Pujara flicks the ball behind square on the leg side to collect a double off the last ball of the over. 

  • After 69 overs,India 178/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 69 , Ravichandran Ashwin 17)

    Lyon returns to the attack, this time bowling from the other end. Ashwin drives the ball down the ground, coming back for a third after some sloppy work by Starc, bringing up the fifty-partnership in the process. 

  • FIFTY partnership up between Pujara and Ashwin, this one taking 117 deliveries! Ashwin drives the ball down the ground off Lyon's bowling in the 69th over to bring up the milestone. IND 178/6

  • Change of ends for Nathan Lyon. 

  • After 68 overs,India 172/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 64 , Ravichandran Ashwin 16)

    Ashwin gets a leading edge off the first delivery, with the ball falling short of the fielder in the cover region. Ashwin tucks the ball towards backward square-leg for a single to keep the strike. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Pujara has found an able foil in Ashwin, who is not known to play too many flashy strokes. That's what India needed today. Instead, we have a selection of bad shots to take a pick from amongst the top-order. Barring Pujara again. Partnership 44 now, India can dare to dream of 200. 

  • Josh Hazlewood brought back into the attack, as Paine gives Lyon a breather. 

  • After 67 overs,India 171/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 64 , Ravichandran Ashwin 15)

    Four off the over, with Pujara guiding the ball towards the midwicket region for a brace off the last delivery. Partnership worth 44 at the end of the over. 

India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test: Pujara continues to collects runs at quick pace, while going for more attacking shots such as the uppercut. He collects a double off three successive deliveries, before his innings comes to an end thanks to a superb direct hit by Pat Cummins running in from mid on.

And it's stumps on Day 1 with Pujara's dismissal.

Pujara's resolute stay helps India cross the 250-run mark, which will be a morale booster for their bowling unit when it's their turn to ply their trade with the Kookaburra.

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Preview, 1st Test: One team has one of its star players sidelined with an ankle injury, and he'll miss the first test beginning Thursday at the Adelaide Oval. The other has had upsetting publicity it could never have imagined with the brother of one of its opening batsmen charged with a terrorism-related offense. A India vs Australia Test series never seems to disappoint cricket fans looking for as much news off the field as on.

On Tuesday, the brother of Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was taken into custody by counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery in August of a laptop computer containing a fake terrorist hit-list.

The two captains Virat Kohli (L) and Tim Paine with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Image courtesy: Twitter @BCCI

The two captains Virat Kohli (L) and Tim Paine with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Image courtesy: Twitter @BCCI

Arsalan Khawaja, 39, was arrested while driving in western Sydney, according to a spokesperson for New South Wales state police. Australian media, quoting police sources, said Arsalan Khawaja was being questioned about forgery and an attempt to pervert justice, but had never intended to commit a terrorism offense. He was later released on bail.

"It's a matter for the police to deal with," Usman Khawaja said after training on Tuesday. "Out of respect for the process it'd be inappropriate for me to make any further comments. I just ask you to please respect my privacy and my family's privacy during this time."

The 31-year-old Khawaja has played 35 tests and is critical to the top order in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner, who have both been banned for 12 months following the ball-tampering scandal at Cape Town, South Africa, in March.

India, meanwhile, will go into the start of the four-test series without 19-year-old Prithvi Shaw, who sustained a left ankle injury in a warm-up match last Friday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Shaw rolled his ankle in the outfield during his India's tour match against a Cricket Australia XI.

The loss of Shaw won't help India as it tries to win a test series in Australia for the first time.

And most of the previous series have history.

Past issues between the teams prompted one website to chronicle the "13 Ugliest India-Australia Controversies."

The India Today website included photos of India captain Virat Kohli making an obscene gesture to the Sydney Cricket Ground crowd in 2012. There were accusations in 2008 by then India captain Anil Kumble that "only one team was playing in the spirit of the game." The bilateral relationship eroded in that series when an Australian player said he was racially vilified by an India player during a test match in Sydney. The India player was banned for three tests by the match referee, but the ban was overturned on appeal and amid rumors that India planned to boycott the rest of the tour.

There was tension well before that, with legpsinner bowler Shane Warne adding some spice with a comment during a 1998 tour to India that he had to pack baked beans and tinned spaghetti because he wasn't able to handle Indian food.

The last time the teams played in Australia in 2014-15, the home side won 2-0 in four tests.

India's last of only three Test-match wins in Australia came at the WACA in Perth in 2008, when India prevailed by 72 runs.

Kohli said the series should be played in better spirits compared with recent Border-Gavaskar contests, but expected there would be some banter between the sides.

"I don't think any Australian side is vulnerable at home," Kohli said, suggesting the loss of several of its top players will not affect Australia. "Whatever happened (in Cape Town) ... the skill level is still there. We're definitely not taking anything for granted."

The key for India will again be Kohli, who averages 62 from eight tests in Australia, the best effort by any Indian player to have taken part in more than three tests here. He also has three Test centuries at Adelaide Oval.

Murali Vijay, whose test average in Australia is 60.25, and Ajinkya Rahane, averaging 57 here, are also expected to be big threats to the home side.

On Wednesday, Australia dropped vice-captain Mitch Marsh for the first test, recalled batsman Peter Handscomb and selected opener Marcus Harris to make his debut.

India named a 12-man squad Wednesday and will wait until before the toss to decide whether Rohit Sharma or Hanuma Vihari will claim the final spot in their batting order.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) in Adelaide for the first day.

Teams:

Australia XI: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

India (one to be omitted): Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, K L Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Dec 06, 2018







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