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Australia vs India, 1st Test at Adelaide, Dec 06 2018, India tour of Australia

1st Test, Adelaide, December 06 - 10, 2018, India tour of Australia
250 & 307
(T:323) 235 & 291

India won by 31 runs

Player Of The Match
123 & 71
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Scorecard summary
India 250/10(88 overs)
37 (61)
2/49 (19)
Australia 235/10(98.4 overs)
India 307/10(106.5 overs)
6/122 (42)
3/40 (21.5)
Australia 291/10(119.5 overs)
60 (166)
41 (73)
3/68 (24)

Thanks for your company. It was great fun bringing this to you. On behalf of Alex, it's time for me, Shashank Kishore, to say goodbye. Look forward to Perth. Don't forget to come back soon for all the post-match stuff from Sid Monga, Dan Brettig and Mel Farrell. Cheers guys.

Ravi Shastri chats with Sony, the broadcasters in India.

On what this win means to the side: "We lost the first Test in England by 31, lost the first Test in South Africa by 60-70, so this is a very good feeling for the boys to come out on top," says Ravi Shastri. "When you get off to a good start, there's belief. There was some rash shots played in the first innings, that was foolish cricket, but they learnt from it. Pujara was absolutely magnificent, we've asked him to be a little more upright to counter bounce in these conditions."

On the plans leading into the second Test: "They have to rest up, to hell with the nets. You just come there, mark your attendance and get away to the hotel. We know the Perth track is quick, it's a drop in surface, there'll be something there for the fast bowlers. They need rest. I thought the bowlers were brilliant in the first innings, defending 250, the discipline was magnificent. They've worked on it, it's not come in overnight. As a bowling unit, when you show that discipline, it doesn't matter which side you play against. You will be successful."

On Rishabh Pant: You have to allow him to play his game, that's the way he has come into the side, but he has to be a little more sensible now. He did the hard work in getting Lyon to spread his fields, so he has to be smarter. You make a mistake now, but don't repeat it, then I'll be in his ears.

India win just their sixth Test match in Australia. Cheteshwar Pujara was simply phenomenal in a low scoring game and the four-man attack did the job. Rishabh Pant equalled the world record for the most catches in a Test match with 11. This Test had it all. What is in store for Perth?

Thanks for your company for the last five days. On behalf of Shashank Kishore and all the team we hope you enjoyed it. Join us for the second Test from the brand new Perth Stadium on Friday. Until then, bye for now.

Presentation Tim Paine: "It's pretty shattering. But India thoroughly deserved to win. We thought we could do it. But our batters couldn't bat for long enough with our tail to win. I thought Pujara was probably the difference between the two sides. We go to Perth with a belief we can still win this Test series" How's the finger?: "Finger is fine. Thank you"

Virat Kohli: "It's important to stay calm. The odds were stacked up against them as soon as we got Pat Cummins out. I wouldn't say I was cool as ice but you try not to show it. It was just a matter of one mistake or one good ball. Super proud to have four bowlers and take 20 wickets to win this Test match. It's up to our batsmen to step up in this series. Pujara and Rahane stood up in this match. I thought we were the better team and deserved to win. I think when they bat together like that they are our most solid pair. I think it took a lot of grit and determination to put us past Australia. I think our middle order and lower order could've done better. These things are things to keep in mind for Perth. But if you had given me 1-0 up after the first game I would've taken that"

Cheteshwar Pujara is Player of the Match: "I think playing here before has helped me a lot. I think what has helped me is the preparation. Ultimately winning the Test match credit to all the bowlers. The first innings lead of 15 gave us the belief batting in the second innings. I always back my ability and I've got enough experience." "It means a lot, he'll be a proud father. I'd like to thank him for all his support throughout my career."

Hazlewood bows his head. Lyon was on his haunches. Kohli celebrated and roared with delight. What a win by India. What a Test match. India lead the series 1-0. Both sides shake hands. Great respect between the teams. Lyon gets a great round of applause from the Australian fans as he heads into the rooms.

Rishabh Pant, who equalled the wicketkeepers catching record in this famous Test: "It was really nervous as they were coming close, but we did well. I'm very happy to contribute to the team, first time getting to this milestone. I always enjoy troubling batsmen, I love it when they concentrate on me and not on the bowlers."

Ashwin to Hazlewood, OUT

edged and caught at second! India win! Ashwin the hero! Beautifully bowled. He flighted this, loop, drift and drop outside off, lured a drive, it spins away, he gets an edge, it flies low to KL Rahul and he clutches it just above the turf!

Josh Hazlewood c Rahul b Ashwin 13 (43b 1x4 0x6 47m) SR: 30.23
Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

good length, a bit of bounce, but he bunts it down again

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

looped higher outside off, he stretches out and defends to silly mid off

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

full, drifting into middle, he defends from the crease back to the bowler

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

slid through quicker, defends from the crease, inside edge onto body and it drops down

Lyon gets some fresh gloves run out to him. This will be the final over before tea. Ashwin continues

end of over 1198 runs
AUS: 291/9CRR: 2.44 
Josh Hazlewood13 (38b 1x4)
Nathan Lyon38 (47b 3x4)
Jasprit Bumrah 24-8-68-3
Ravichandran Ashwin 52-13-92-2
Bumrah to Hazlewood, 1 run

edges again trying to defend a good length angled across but it rolls away along the ground well wide of second slip to third man

Bumrah to Hazlewood, FOUR runs

ramps up and over slips! What a shot! Shorter across him, he rocks back and lifts this up and over the two slips! Brilliant shot.

Bumrah to Lyon, 1 run

slashes and edges it flies through a vacant gully in the air but well short of the man placed at third man

Bumrah to Hazlewood, 1 run

shorter length, on off, he backs away and runs it off the face to wide third man for a single

This is the only time in Test history in the fourth innings every partnership has been 15 runs or more

Bumrah to Lyon, 1 run

fuller length, 142kph, he square drives on the up to deep point for another run

One slip and gully spread quite wide

Bumrah to Lyon, no run

139kph, good length outside off, he hangs in his crease and pushes to point

Bumrah replaces Ishant

end of over 118Maiden
AUS: 283/9CRR: 2.39 
Josh Hazlewood7 (35b)
Nathan Lyon36 (44b 3x4)
Ravichandran Ashwin 52-13-92-2
Ishant Sharma 19-4-48-1
Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

beautiful off break, 85kph, he reaches out and defends off the thick outside half of the bat along the ground to point

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

carrom ball, outside off, he picks it and defends after it spins back

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

drifting to middle, he defends and receives an applause from the crowd

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

good length outside off, 85kph, he reaches out and defends well

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

very full, 87kph, on middle, he drops the bat down and smothers it

Ashwin to Hazlewood, no run

shorter length on off, he's back and punching this to mid on

end of over 1179 runs
AUS: 283/9CRR: 2.41 
Nathan Lyon36 (44b 3x4)
Josh Hazlewood7 (29b)
Ishant Sharma 19-4-48-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 51-12-92-2
Sharma to Lyon, FOUR runs

edged in the air wide of second slip! This flies through where third or fourth might have been and runs to fine third man! He flashed at a good length, got a thick edge but there's only two slips and no gully and third man is wide.

Sharma to Lyon, no run

good length, 141kph, outside off, he pushes on the front foot to cover

Sharma to Lyon, (no ball)

huge LBW shout denied!! He oversteps and Dharmasena calls it immediately. He was just over. It hit the front pad flush in front of the stumps. Was it hitting? Umpire's call! Hawkeye had it clipping leg. If it was given it would've remained despite an review

Deepak: "Following commentary from Everest basecamp,Nepal,im a mountain guide,what a close match and nailbiting finish it is going to be"

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
CA Pujara
123 runs (246)
7 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
44 runs
1 four0 six
TM Head
72 runs (167)
6 fours0 six
Productive shot
25 runs
0 four0 six
Best performances - bowlers
NM Lyon
R Ashwin
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2333
Hours of play (local time)10:30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days06,07,08,09,10 December 2018 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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