result
1st Test, Pune, Feb 23 - 25 2017, Australia tour of India
260 & 285
(target 441)105 & 107
Australia won by 333 runs
Player Of The Match
6/35 & 6/35
steve-o-keefe

2.50pm This is going to sting for India. But take absolutely nothing away from Australia, who have been the only team in this home summer to outclass, outmatch and simply outplay India. They won an important toss, batted decently in their first innings, came out after lunch on the second day, and changed the game with just awesome cricket. Ever since, they've been simply unstoppable. Three men from New South Wales led Australia - first Mitchell Starc with the bat, then Steve O'Keefe with the ball and Steven Smith's hundred. Some really good contributions from Renshaw, Warner and Lyon. O'Keefe took double sixes in the game, and Smith played the best Test innings I have ever seen. This makes this series even more interesting. India will come back hard but Australia have momentum and more importantly, confidence.

The presentation to come.

Steve O'Keefe is the Man of the Match: "A first innings was a bit of blur. The ball tended to skid on more than spin so it exposed the stumps and the lbw. My first six wickets was ordinary, I had to change it up quickly. Our batters worked really hard not to get beaten on one edge."

Steven Smith: "Thought it was going to be hardwork. I'm proud of the way the guys played. Winning the toss was a bonus, good plans in place. O'Keefe was outstanding. We've got some good players of spin and good spinners. It's been 4502 days since Australia won a Test in India, I know it to the day. A massive lead in this wicket. When he pulled his length back slightly (O'Keefe), it felt he'd get a wicket every ball. You need to have some luck on a wicket like that. It took a lot of grit and determination.

Virat Kohli: "It's been a good run. Good to see the support. We got outplayed in this game. We got to take it on the chin, accept that they outplayed us. It was our worst batting display in the last two years. We need to see what we did wrong. They exploited it better than us. They put us under pressure throughout and deserved to win this game. We've had two really bad sessions and to pull it back against a quality side is very difficult. No excuses. Sometimes, you have to take your hat off and tell the opposition well done."

Nathan Lyon: Our plan was to compete hard, we did. We saw a lot of Ashwin, and we tried to replicate what he does in these conditions. Great, I'll take this pitch everywhere. "

Darren Lehmann: "Great result, really impressed with our batting. It's a challenge for both sides. We learned some lessons from Sri Lanka. A challenge to replicate that in Bangalore. We spoke about good defense and take on the game when you can."

33.5
W
Lyon to Jayant Yadav, OUT

there it is. Australia complete a sensational 333-run win. Slow through the air, saw Jayant coming, dragged that length back, allowed the ball room to turn. It did, hit the glove and lobbed up for the keeper to take. The umpire's finger went up almost instantaneously. But there was no glove on that. Just pad. India don't have reviews left.

Jayant Yadav c †Wade b Lyon 5 (17m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 29.41
33.4
Lyon to Jayant Yadav, no run

flat and wide outside off, Jayant goes back and pushes the ball into the cover region, refuses the run

33.3
Lyon to Jayant Yadav, no run

Jayant runs down and drives the ball to long-on. He refuses the run

India have more than their first innings

33.2
Lyon to Jayant Yadav, no run

88 kph, flat and wide outside off, blocked.

Thatcher: "What is that I can hear? It sounds like Test cricket pitches being hastily watered in Bangalore, Ranchi, and Dharamsala!"

33.1
4
Lyon to Jayant Yadav, FOUR runs

clears mid-on and that will be four. Got down on one knee and slogged his sweep over the fielder

end of over 331 run
INDIA: 103/9CRR: 3.12 
Umesh Yadav0 (1)
Jayant Yadav1 (12)
Steve O'Keefe 15-4-35-6
Nathan Lyon 14-2-49-3
32.6
O'Keefe to Umesh Yadav, no run

outside-halved towards short third man

32.5
1
O'Keefe to Jayant Yadav, 1 run

that should have been the end of the game, but the fielder was slow to the ball. Worked away towards fine leg, Umesh sets out late and makes it because the throw is a tad late

32.4
O'Keefe to Jayant Yadav, no run

driven away through cover, Starc dives to his left to save runs

32.3
O'Keefe to Jayant Yadav, no run

slow and straight on off, defended

Can India score more than what they did in the first innings?

32.2
O'Keefe to Jayant Yadav, no run

chipped past mid-on for a couple. Jayant clears his front leg and wanted to clear mid-on

32.1
O'Keefe to Jayant Yadav, no run

yorker on leg, jammed out

This won't take long. Here's Umesh. Not on strike

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