Steve Smith, Steve O'Keefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

Australia humbled India by 333 runs in the first Test at the MCA Stadium in Pune, winning inside three days thanks mainly to the efforts of Steve O'Keefe and Steve Smith.

FP Sports February 27, 2017 16:51:49 IST
Steve Smith, Steve O'Keefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days
Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

The Australians go wild with celebrations after winning the first Test by 333 runs. AP

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

David Warner helped get Australia off to a decent start in the first innings, before getting dismissed for 38. Reuters

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

Matt Renshaw brought up a brave 68 in his first innings outside home soil. AP

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

Umesh Yadav was the pick of the Indian bowlers in the first innings, recording figures of 4/32. AP

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

Mitchell Starc hit a whirlwind 61 to guide Australia to a competitive 260 from 205/9. AP

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

KL Rahul falls to the ground, having hurt his left shoulder while getting dismissed in the first innings. AFP

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

India skipper Virat Kohli cuts a disappointed figure after getting dismissed for a two-ball duck in the first innings, his first such score in two-and-a-half years. AFP

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

Steve O'Keefe won the Man of the Match for his identical figures of 6/35 in both innings, which played a key role in dismantling India for 105 and 107 respectively. AP

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

Steve Smith acknowledges the crowd at stumps on Day 2, having remained unbeaten on 59 till the end of the day's play. Reuters

Steve Smith Steve OKeefe help Australia humble India in Pune Test inside 3 days

Steve Smith scored a century on a track that proved to be a nightmare for batsmen, scoring 109 in the second innings. AP

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