IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Highlights:
IND - 233/6 after 89 overs (Wriddhiman Saha 9* R Ashwin 15*; Starc 2/49, Hazelwood 1/47)
The first Test between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is being played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Opted to bat, Team India struggled to get going earlier phase of day one. Prithvi Shaw once again couldn't prove himself and bowled out for a golden duck. Agarwal though started positive but couldn't maximize his inning and fell at just 17. However, Indian skipper Virat Kohli leading from the front by putting the two half-centuries stands along with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. But Pujara's dismissal ahead of the tea and Kohli's fetal run-out post-tea was the biggest loss for Team India. India kept losing wickets in a flurry towards the end and finished 219/6 at the Stumps on Day 1.
Both Kohli and Rahane played watchfully and negotiated the Aussies' brutal attack. Virat Kohli notched his 23rd Test fifty studded with eight boundaries. But getting out in the most unfortunate way when Rahane pushed the ball into the mid-off region and starts to run. Kohli sees him and responds immediately. But Rahane then bails out in his crease, leaving his captain stuck in the middle, and a quick reaction from Lyon and Hazelwood to get him out. Take a look at this critical moment of the Border-Gavaskar Test series.
Critical moment in the series? pic.twitter.com/fhuvIzfBSC— ICC (@ICC) December 17, 2020
The pink ball swings a bit more under lights when the sun goes down as India lost wickets in a bunch and just managed to get past 230 run-mark. For Australia, Starc took a couple of wickets while Cummins, Hazelwood, and Nathan Lyon grabbed one wicket each. However, special mention to debutant Cameron Green who not only bowled 140+ but bowled tight.