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Australia vs India, 1st Test Match Summary

AUS vs IND, 2018 - Test Summary

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Adelaide Oval, Adelaide , Dec 06, 2018
235&291(119.5)
250&307
India beat Australia by 31 runs
  • Man of the match
    Cheteshwar Pujara
IND 250/10
Bat Top batsman
123 (246)
  • 7x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 50SR
37 (61)
  • 2x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 60.65SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 2.6
20
OVERS
52/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.57
19
OVERS
49/2
R/W
AUS 235/10
Bat Top batsman
72 (167)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 43.11SR
34 (93)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 36.55SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 1.95
24
OVERS
47/3
R/W
34
OVERS
57/3
R/W
IND 307/10
Bat Top batsman
71 (204)
  • 9x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 34.80SR
70 (147)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 47.61SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 2.90
42
OVERS
122/6
R/W
Bowler
ECON 1.83
21.5
OVERS
40/3
R/W
AUS 291/10
Bat Top batsman
60 (166)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 36.14SR
41 (73)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 56.16SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 3.25
20
OVERS
65/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.83
24
OVERS
68/3
R/W
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Right then. What a heart-throbbing or a heartbreaking end to this Test match - depending on which side you are on. Sets up the rest of the series nicely. India are still favourites to win the series but the Aussies' second innings effort showed that they might just stretch the tourists a bit. How much will this drain both sides? The second Test is not far away, scheduled to start on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Perth at 10.20 am local (0220 GMT). Will be interesting to watch, especially the beginning. Do join us for that. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Man of the Match, Cheteshwar Pujara says that he has played here before and that helped. Preparation is the most important thing, adds Pujara. Says that the way they came back in the game was the most important thing. Credits the bowlers for gaining the psychological lead and also lauds the partnerships in the second innings. Talks about the self belief in the team which helps a lot. Tells that he always backs his ability. On batting overseas, Pujara replies that there is always pressure to perform and they already showed improvement in the second innings. On his father's role in shaping his career, Che smiles and says that he means a lot and he's the one who coached him initially and always believed in him.
Victorious Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, is smiling and says that these things happen in Test cricket (talking about the close finish), ups and downs and you need to just keep calm. Adds that the odds were stacked against Australia and they were under pressure. Says that he told his bowlers to stay calm as they needed just one mistake to win the match. He is super proud of his four bowlers for taking 20 wickets and feels that it's their batting which needs to step up in this series. Calls the knock of Pujara priceless as that brought them back in the game. States that any lead was crucial and they built on it. Praises Pujara and Rahane's stand in the second innings says that it took a lot of grit and determination from them. Adds that their lower and lower middle order can put up a better show and these are the things they want to keep in mind going forward. He is looking forward to Perth Test and considers the momentum to be on their side.
Australian skipper, Tim Paine, says that the loss is shattering but he is proud of the fight. Admits that they had a number of opportunities but failed to capitalize. Mentions that they believed they can win this but their batsmen didn't score big. He's sad that he, Head and Marsh didn't bat long. Praises Pujara for his batting and calls his knocks the difference as they took a lot out of his bowling group. Feels that they can still win this Test series and is taking a lot of confidence from today. Signs off by hoping that the top order will take a leaf out of Pujara's book and fire in Perth. Informs that his finger is fine (took a blow while batting).
Rishabh Pant gives a quick interview near the boundary line. He admits that they were nervous as Australia were coming close. Adds that he is very happy to contribute to the win (took 11 catches in the match). Smiles and says that this is his sixth Test match and coincidentally also India's sixth Test win in Australia. States that that he enjoys chirping behind the wickets and disturb the batsmen's concentration. Stay around for the presentation.
One criticism from India's point of view was that the field was way too defensive in spite of the Aussies not playing their strokes. Even the lengths were more on the shorter side, which could have seen more of a mixture. However, in the end, Bumrah, Ashwin and Shami took 3 wickets each, which was too much to handle for the home side. Do not forget Ishant Sharma, who, in spite of picking just a solitary wicket, was hostile. He was the one who dismissed Travis Head this morning - had that not happened - who knows who would have been 1-0 up. Please stay tuned for the presentation.
They say that when Australia and New Zealand play cricket, it is never over till it is actually over. The Aussies made India toil so much that they struggled to dismiss even the last pair cheaply. 41, 31, 41, 31 and 32 - the last 5 wickets added 176 runs. Consumed 379 balls. The first 5 played out 340 deliveries. Great grit and determination shown but eventually, India were collectively better as a unit.
That late collapse from India in the second innings meant that Australia got an outside chance chasing 323. At one stage, they might have been expecting 400-450. They came out grittily, trying to see off the good balls but slowly but surely, the clock kept ticking. At the end of Day 4, India needed 6 wickets, while Australia needed 219 runs. Game over? Naah....
Australia came in with the thought of making 400. On a flat Adelaide track. They scraped to 235, that too, because of their lower order. Building on the 15-run lead, the Indians then batted better in their second dig but threw it away as well, as they folded from 282/5 to 307 all out. Nathan Lyon did take a 6-fer but most of those were gifted wickets.
Adelaide Oval is kind to India more often than not and it has not disappointed the visitors. They did not start in a great fashion though, being reduced to 41/4 and then 127/6. But Cheteshwar Pujara hung around to take the tourists to 250. Boy, didn't that turn out to be enough.
Phew! What a Test match. What a day. Started with the prospect of welcoming my milkman after the fall of the final wicket. That was at 6 am. Then, we thought we shall never have a second session. Eventually, we were just a ball away from having a third session on Day 5. Fantastic Test.
119.5
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Josh Hazlewood OUT!
OUT! Caught at second slip! INDIA HAVE WON! Kohli is pumped up. The entire playing XI is pumped up. Or the playing XIII? Because Jadeja and Vihari are in the field as well. Full and outside off, Hazlewood looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge. It flies straight to Lokesh Rahul at second slip who takes it and immediately throws it up in the air in jubilation. Spare a thought for Josh Hazlewood. Spare another thought for Nathan Lyon. Ashwin does spare that thought and goes across to hug Lyon, congratulating him. Great to see such scenes. Ecstasy and disappointment along with sportsmanship. INDIA WIN BY 31 RUNS!
119.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Josh Hazlewood
Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
119.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Josh Hazlewood
The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
119.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Josh Hazlewood
Outside off, watchfully defended.
119.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Josh Hazlewood
Full and around middle, Hazlewood looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
Hazlewood and Lyon have a chat. Trying to ensure that this is the last over before Tea. Umpire Nigel Llong smiles...
over 119 : 291/9
8 runs
J. Hazlewood
13 (38)
N. Lyon
38 (47)
J. Bumrah
24-8-68-3
118.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Josh Hazlewood
Full and outside off, squeezed behind point for a run.
118.5
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Josh Hazlewood
FOUR! What a shot! On a length outside off, rising steeply, Hazlewood cheekily ramps it over the slip cordon to the third man fence! Moves to 12 from 37 balls. This stand is now worth 31 after seeing off 62 balls.
118.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Nathan Lyon
ANOTHER EDGE! Safe again! Full and wide outside off, Lyon slashes hard but gets a thick outside edge wide of second slip towards third man. A single taken.
118.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Josh Hazlewood
Backs away to the leg side and then runs it behind point for a run.
118.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Nathan Lyon
Outside off, played through point for a single. 39 more to win.
118.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Nathan Lyon
Outside off, played straight to point.
Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 23-8-60-3 so far.
Match Detail
  • Series Australia Vs India 2018/19
  • Venue Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss India won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result India beat Australia by 31 runs
  • Man of the match Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Umpire Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Nigel Llong (ENG) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Marcus Harris makes his Test debut for Australia
  • Drinks: India 25/3 in 13.0 overs
  • A Rahane dropped on 2 by P Handscomb in 13.4 overs
  • India 50/4 in 24.4 overs
  • Lunch: India 56/4 in 27.0 overs
  • India 100/5 in 40.2 overs
  • Drinks: India 106/5 in 41.0 overs
  • Tea: India 143/6 in 56.0 overs
  • R Ashwin dropped on 6 by A Finch in 57.6 overs
  • C Pujara 20th Test Fifty: 50 runs in 153 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • India 150/6 in 59.2 overs
  • C Pujara dropped on 56 by U Khawaja in 62.5 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 51 off 117 between C Pujara (34) and R Ashwin (17)
  • Drinks: India 184/6 in 73.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (74.6 ovs): AUS against I Sharma (Caught) Unsuccessful (IND:2, AUS:1)
  • India 201/7 in 78.2 overs
  • New ball taken: India 206/7 in 80.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (80.4 ovs): I Sharma against AUS (LBW) Successful (IND:2, AUS:1) (Retained)
  • C Pujara 16th Test Hundred: 101 runs in 231 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • India 250/7 in 87.4 overs
  • Stumps: India 250/7 in 87.5 overs
  • Innings Break: India 250/10 in 88.0 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 31/1 in 11.0 overs
  • Australia 50/2 in 26.2 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 57/2 in 27.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (39.3 ovs): IND against U Khawaja (Caught) Successful (AUS:2, IND:2)
  • Australia 87/4: U Khawaja c R Pant b R Ashwin 28(125)
  • Drinks: Australia 88/4 in 42.0 overs
  • Australia 100/4 in 47.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (54.3 ovs): IND against T Head (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS:2, IND:1)
  • Tea: Australia 117/4 in 55.0 overs
  • Australia 150/6 in 69.4 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 150/6 in 70.0 overs
  • T Head 2nd Test Fifty: 50 runs in 103 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 101 between T Head (34) and P Cummins (10)
  • New ball taken: Australia 177/6 in 80.1 overs
  • Referral 3 (80.3 ovs): P Cummins against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS:1, IND:1)
  • Australia 177/7: P Cummins lbw b J Bumrah 10(47)
  • Wet Ground Condition: Australia 191/7 in 88.0 overs
  • Australia 200/7 in 90.3 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 204/8 in 91.4 overs
  • Innings Break: Australia 235/10 in 98.4 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 235/10 in 98.4 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 235/10 in 98.4 overs
  • India 50/0 in 14.3 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 87 between L Rahul (30) and M Vijay (14)
  • Drinks: India 51/0 in 15.0 overs
  • L Rahul dropped on 33 by A Finch in 15.4 overs
  • Referral 1 (23.5 ovs): C Pujara against AUS (Caught) Successful (AUS:2, IND:2)
  • Tea: India 86/2 in 29.0 overs
  • India 101/2 in 36.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (39.2 ovs): C Pujara against AUS (LBW) Successful (AUS:2, IND:2)
  • Drinks: India 115/2 in 46.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 149 between C Pujara (25) and V Kohli (23)
  • India 151/3 in 59.0 overs
  • C Pujara 20th Test Fifty: 51 runs in 140 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Referral 3 (73.2 ovs): A Rahane against AUS (Caught) Successful (AUS:2, IND:2)
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 103 between C Pujara (17) and A Rahane (28)
  • India 200/3 in 76.2 overs
  • Drinks: India 209/3 in 79.0 overs
  • New ball taken: India 210/3 in 80.1 overs
  • A Rahane 16th Test Fifty: 53 runs in 111 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • India 250/5 in 91.3 overs
  • Lunch: India 260/5 in 95.0 overs
  • India 301/6 in 101.5 overs
  • Innings Break: India 307/10 in 106.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (0.2 ovs): A Finch against IND (LBW) Successful (AUS:2, IND:2)
  • Tea: Australia 28/1 in 12.0 overs
  • I Harris dropped on 14 by C Pujara in 12.4 overs
  • Australia 53/2 in 19.2 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 73/3 in 31.0 overs
  • P Handscomb dropped on 13 by L Rahul in 33.2 overs
  • Australia 103/4 in 46.5 overs
  • Stumps: Australia 104/4 in 49.0 overs
  • S Marsh 10th Test Fifty: 52 runs in 146 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 150/5 in 68.0 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 150/5 in 68.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (73.3 ovs): IND against P Cummins (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, IND: 1)
  • Referral 3 (73.6 ovs): P Cummins against IND (Caught) Successful (AUS: 2, IND: 1)
  • New ball taken: Australia 181/6 in 80.1 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 186/6 in 83.0 overs
  • Australia 200/7 in 88.2 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 224/7 in 98.0 overs
  • P Cummins dropped on 17 by L Rahul in 101.3 overs
  • N Lyon dropped on 7 by R Pant in 104.5 overs
  • Australia 252/8 in 106.3 overs
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Cheteshwar Pujara IND 521 74.42
Rishabh Pant IND 350 58.33
Virat Kohli IND 282 40.28
Marcus Harris AUS 258 36.85
Travis Head AUS 237 33.85
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Jasprit Bumrah IND 21 2.27
Nathan Lyon AUS 21 2.63
Mohammed Shami IND 16 3.06
Pat Cummins AUS 14 2.68
Josh Hazlewood AUS 13 2.61

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