AUS vs IND: Australia creates history, takes 28 balls to open their account in an inning of a Test

AUS vs IND 1st Test: Australia is taking on India in the opening Test of the four-match Test series at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Did you know about the Australian cricket team's cool fact to open their account on the board in an inning of a Test match?

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 18, 2020 13:50 IST
AUS vs IND: Australia creates history, takes 28 balls to open their account in an inning of a Test
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AUS vs IND 1st Test: The hosts Australia is taking on India in the opening Test (IND vs AUS) of the Vodafone Test Series at Adelaide Oval. In reply to India's 244, the Aussies are five down and struggling to gets going on Day 2. Interestingly, this would be for the very first time in the century, Australia takes 28 balls to score their first run on the board in an inning of a Test match. Both Burns and Wade give a steady start for Australia and played watchfully to negotiate the Indian attack, but veteran Jaspreet Bumrah, who has the last laugh as he cleaned up both Aussie batsmen. 

Mathew Wade and Joe Burns played watchfully and took four and a half over to open the Australian account. Both scored 8 runs each for their long stay. Wade took 51 balls for his steller of a knock while Burns negotiate 41 deliveries before the Indian paceman Jaspreet Bumrah has trapped both the Oz's in front of the wicket.

Now, Virat Kohli-led Team India would want their threatening quicks - Bumrah, Umesh, and Shami to keep it tight and targeting the off-stump channel. Indian bowlers should continue to go hard at the Aussies but then they have the big guns in the form of Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head to deal with the Indian pacers. Let's see what comes next in the Adelaide Test results.

Earlier, India resumed day two of the Adelaide Test on 233/6 with Wriddhiman Saha and R Ashwin but they didn't add any more run to their last night score. The visitors are all out for 244. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowler for Australia. Starc took four for 53 while Pat Cummins grabbed a couple of wickets.