"Really Credible": Sourav Ganguly Heaps Praise On Team India After Win vs Australia

Updated: 11 December 2018 00:25 IST

India won the first Test of the four-match series against Australia by 31 runs at the Adelaide Oval.

"Really Credible": Sourav Ganguly Heaps Praise On Team India After Win vs Australia
Sourav Ganguly is currently president of the Cricket Association of Bengal. © File Photo/AFP

India's 31-run win over Australia in the first Test in Adelaide has impressed one and all. Former India captain and current president of Cricket Association of Bengal Sourav Ganguly (CAB) has also heaped praise on the Indian team. "It's an excellent win. Really credible," Ganguly told reporters at the Cricket Association of Bengal premises. He also predicted that the series will be a hard-fought one and all four rubbers will yield results. Chasing 323 for victory, Australia's lower middle order gave a tough fight in their second innings against an inspired Indian bowling attack before being eventually bowled out for 291 just before tea on the fifth and final day.

This is India's sixth Test win on Australian soil and is the first time they have won a series opener in Australia.

India had posted 250 in the first innings riding Cheteshwar Pujara's 123 with Australia managing 235 in reply as Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah grabbed three wickets apiece.

In the second innings, Pujara (71) starred with the bat once again as India made 307, setting the hosts a daunting target, to which they fell short. For the Aussies, off-spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed six wickets while India's Bumrah, Ashwin and Mohammed Shami bagged three wickets.

India have never won a Test series in Australia with their best result being a 1-1 draw in the 2003-04 series under Ganguly.

There are three more Test matches to go and Ganguly predicted every match will have a winner.

"It will be a competitive series. There will be a result in every match."

India will next play in Perth from Friday.

(With IANS inputs)

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Topics : India Cricket Team Australia Cricket Team Virat Kohli Tim Paine Sourav Ganguly Australia vs India 2018/19 Cricket
Highlights
  • India beat Australai in the first Test at Adelaide by 31 runs
  • India's next Test is in Perth on December 14
  • Sourav Ganguly is currently president of CAB
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