1st Test, India vs Australia, Day 5 : India beat Australia by 31 runs

Good session for India but Australia have also shown a good fight. While Virat Kohli’s men were just four wicket away from a historic win, the hosts need 137 more runs to emerge victories. But India won match with 31 runs.

Ashwin gets the last wicket as Hazlewood edges to second slip for KL Rahul to take the catch.

India have won the 1st Test in Adelaide by 31 runs. A thrilling end on the final day and it is the visitors who have prevailed victorious after toiling in the heat and through the hands of the tailenders. The Indian attack were once again brilliant with their variations especially after dismissing Shaun Marsh (60) who looked dangerous. India now take a 1-0 lead in the 4-match series.

Australia needed a miracle as they chase an unlikely target of 323. There is contrast between India vs Australia,  Paine (36) is fighting hard and hoping for a good support from Cummins (four) vs India bowlers.

In the brief about fourth day,  Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami scalped two wickets each as India ended the fourth day’s play in a strong position on Sunday, needing just six wickets to win the opening Test of the four-match series against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

Chasing a huge target of 323 runs to win, the Indian bowlers started putting pressure on Australia from the very first over, with Ishant Sharma rapping opener Aaron Finch on the pads in the second ball and the umpire raising his finger. But, Finch opted for the review and replay showed Ishant’s front foot landed on the line.

 

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