AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Recap: Australia vanquishes India by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead in the series

AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Recap: Australia vanquished India by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. Australia skipper Tim Paine was named as Player of the Match for his brilliant batting and wicket-keeping.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 19, 2020 13:53 IST
AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Recap: Australia vanquishes India by 8 wickets to take 1-0 lead in the series
Australia beat India by eight wickets in the opening Test

AUS vs IND 1st Test Match Recap: Australia beat India by 8 wickets

Brief Score: IND - 244 & 36/9 (Mayank Agarwal 9, Hanuma Vihari 8, Hazelwood 5/8, Cummins 4/21)

AUS - 191 & 93/2 (Joe Burns 51*, Steve Smith 1*, Ashwin 1/16)

A most dramatic turnaround on day three of the first test match that has been played between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. The hosts vanquished India by 8 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series. 36 all-out! A shambolic display of batting by the Indian cricket team batters. Indian cricket team has no answers to the Aussie pacers' accurate line and length have lost six wickets like playing cards on Saturday morning. Australia skipper Tim Paine was named as Player of the Match for his brilliant batting and wicket-keeping.

Interestingly, this the first time in 26 Tests India have lost when Virat Kohli had won the toss. India registered their lowest-ever test score as none of Team India's batsmen got into the double-figure mark. These bare facts tell you the story of a day that'll probably go down as one of the worst in India's Test history.

Team India was on top when the day started and is now in a pathetic situation within an hour after Day three started. But a massive turnaround on day three of the opening Test in Adelaide. Josh Hazelwood finished with magical figures of 5/8 while Pat Cummins, World's no. 1 Test bowler took 4 wickets by conceding only 21 runs.