India claims a dramatic win over Australia in the first cricket test

Вторник, 11 Дек, 2018

This one is way better, 31 on our side.

Shaun Marsh will need to lead the way.

Australia's chase began in shaky fashion.

A dejected Nathan Lyon after the loss. He moved past left-arm quick Mitchell Johnson for all-time five-wicket innings hauls.

Indian cricket fans would only hope that Pujara has an equally glorious career as Dravid and goes on to win as many matches for the team as the legend did.

Still, he has some way to go to catch the Spin King Shane Warne, who bagged 37 during his illustrious career. That can have a really telling impact on the back end of a big series, when it's four Tests.

Langer refused to take the bait of iconic Indian batsman and contemporary Sachin Tendulkar who said Australia's batsmen - its most inexperienced top six since World Series - was playing with a "defensive mindset" in Adelaide.

That snapshot, of course, will be part of a wider picture, and in this sense there was one element of the Adelaide Test that did finish in an Australian victory.

"Australia delayed India's march to victory owing to their lower order's resistance". The odds were stacked up against them as soon as we got Pat Cummins out.

In contrast, India's tail hardly played a shot all Test.

Ishant Sharma broke through with a sharp bouncer, hitting the shoulder of Head's bat and getting an edge to gully.

During their 2014-15 tour of Australia, team India had come tantalisingly close to registering a win at the Adelaide Oval, but fell short by 48 runs. They have a red hot crack for every single ball.

The brazen youngster is more reckless than risky.

Meanwhile, Travis Head has backed Australia to shut down India with the new ball and chase any total they can muster.

India's captain Virat Kohli (L) celebrates with spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (R) after beating Australia on day five of the first Test cricket match at the Adelaide Oval on December 10, 2018.

"There were a number of reasons why we lost". The pitch also got a little slow. "We just needed someone to get a big score". You have to play in a hard manner.

"Our whole bowling attack, you see those four together [and] you can see how much playing for Australia means to them, whether they have got the bat, ball or in the field", Paine said in his post-match press conference. I thought it was played in good spirits.

"I think an army must fight with the weapons that it has".

"But I think the Australians will think they can make it one-all in Perth".

Four years ago Cheteshwar Pujara arrived in Australia with an average of 50.08, putting him among the game's elite of the time.

We're only a Test into this series and he's already in touching distance of eclipsing that mark. We're learning on the job a bit, but I think the signs are there that we're not too far away from clicking.

Rahane had no such issues as he scored a very confident 70 and looked good for more before falling to Lyon, who trigged a lower order collapse - finishing with six wickets in the innings.

"The batting conditions in first innings were not easy".

Usman Khawaja took his time to get in but ran out of patience against Ashwin. KL Rahul has been struggling for form in overseas Tests this year.

Pujara is once again ready to take his place among the game's elite.