First Test

India v Australia

At Madras, October 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. Australia won by 139 runs with two hours to spare. They paid the penalty of taking liberties with the accurate slow left-hander, Nadkarni, when they won the toss and were dismissed for 211. The last six wickets fell for 50.

India also struggled, but recovered after the loss of their fifth wicket at 76. Pataudi and Borde added 142 for the sixth wicket and early on the third day Pataudi completed a splendid century. McKenzie claimed six wickets for 58 in 32 overs.

Australia cleared arrears of 65 during an opening stand of 91 between Simpson and Lawry. Burge and Veivers also batted well. Set to get 333 to win, India lost four wickets for 24 on the fourth evening and despite a fifth-wicket partnership of 93 between Hanumant Singh and Manjrekar, they never possessed a real chance.

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