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Australia handover a pathetic defeat to India

Australia handed over an embarrassing loss to India as they won the first Test by 8 wickets after bowling out the visitors for only 36 runs in the second innings.

India have started the Test series against Australia in a disastrous way as the hosts outplayed them in Adelaide by winning the match by eight wickets. Moreover, it is one of the worst displays of Test cricket from India.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. In the first innings, India managed to score 244 runs after a good start from the middle order batsmen. In reply, Australia were bundled out for 191 runs. That awarded a 53 runs lead for India to start the second innings.

India were 9/1 at the end of day two with Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Agarwal in the crease. In the second over of the third day afternoon, Jasprit Bumrah lost his wicket to Pat Cummins and that’s where the collapse started for India. Soon after Cheteshwar Pujara departed for a duck.

Australian right-arm fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins took control of the game completely and continuously sent back Indian batsmen to the pavilion for single-digit scores. None of the Indian batsmen including skipper Virat Kohli fell into the trap by the fast bowling duo.

India ended their second innings with 36/9. The fast bowler Mohammed Shami had to walk off the field after getting a hit on his right hand while facing a bouncer. He didn’t come to bowl as well and more details regarding his injury are awaited.

Australia had a target of 90 runs to win the first Test. Aussie openers started off well and ensured that there is no way for India to make a comeback in the Test. Joe Burns found some rhythm with the bat and remained unbeaten on 51. In the end, Australia won the game by eight wickets.

Match Summary:

Toss: India won and elected to bat first

1st Innings:

India: 233/6 (89) [ Virat Kohli 74, Cheteshwar Pujara 43, Mitchell Starc 4/53, Pat Cummins 3/48]

Australia: 191-all out (72.1) [ Tim Paine 73*, Marnus Labuschagne 47, Ravichandran Ashwin 4/55, Umesh Yadav 3/40 ]

2nd Innings:

India: 36/9 (21.2) [ Mayank Agarwal 9, Josh Hazlewood 5/8, Pat Cummins 4/21 ]

Australia: 93/2 (21) [ Joe Burns 51*, Matthew Wade 33, Ravichandran Ashwin 1/16 ]

Australia won by 8 wickets


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