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Live Cricket Score - Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 1, Adelaide

Cricket news - Live Cricket Score - Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 1, Adelaide

STUMPS: India 250/9

That's some way to end the day for Australia. Pujara, with stumps just a few balls away, looks to steal a quick single and ensure he's batting when play resumes at the other end. But Pat Cummins has other ideas, a super swoop from mid on and an accurate throw while diving sees Pujara dismissed for a masterly 123.

Two of India's best batsmen have been dismissed thanks to outstanding fielding from the Australians today. They might have been sloppy at times, but they have shown that games can turn when the fielding is top notch.

India, meanwhile, should bring out a cake for Pujara. It has been a knock that has not only put India back in the game, but has also allowed the team to escape a scathing and embarrassing start to the tour. His fine hundred sees India end with a respectable 250/9, although they will be kicking themselves for the kind of shots they played earlier in the day.


He's playing more shots now with just the tail for company and has raced to a fine hundred. It's his 16th in Test cricket.

Australia lose a review

Bit of a soft one that. Tim Paine felt that Ishant Sharma could have trickled one down the legside but the technology doesn't support him.

WICKET: Ashwin falls for 25

India's best stand of the day, worth 62, has been broken. Ashwin is squared up by this one from Cummins and he edges to the slip cordon. India 189/7.

Fifty for Pujara

His batting sanity has looked out of place with the rest of India's innings so far. But he's still out there giving them a glimmer of hope.

TEA: India 143/6

With the exception of Pujara's steady hand, India have largely faltered right through the day. The session saw them score 87 runs but lose two more wickets. Is there still a way out?

WICKET: Lyon gets his second

Rishabh Pant had a rather wild stay in the middle but finally falls to a defensive shot. A thin edge through to the 'keeper and India slip to 127/6.

WICKET: There goes Rohit

Inexplcable or is really? Rohit Sharma had just been caught at deep square leg, before the fielder overbalanced over the rope. But Rohit decided to try and loft Lyon next ball as well but this time skies it well inside the ropes. Out for 37. Well, well.

Rohit on the attack

He's played the most incredible shot of the day, a lofted six over extra cover off Pat Cummins. The ball has become softer now, as is the norm with the Kookaburra. But how long can this last?

Lunch: India 56/4

Rohit Sharma has driven a four and pulled a six in his short stay before the break. Can India's extra batting cushion come to their rescue this time?

WICKET: Hazlewood gets Rahane on the drive

That's the fourth wicket to fall for the drive. The best bowler of the session now gets Rahane chasing a wide, full one and nicking. India tottering.

Rahane vs Lyon

Lyon could have had him caught at short leg in just his first over but Handscomb couldn't latch on at forward short leg. In the next over, Rahane dances down and lofts Lyon for a six. Interesting...

The story of the first hour...

WICKET: Cummins gets the big fish

Another Indian batsman has got out to the drive. The captain and their best batsman, Virat Kohli goes hard and edges to gully. Khawaja takes a stunning catch to his left and Cummins strikes in his first over. India 19/3!

WICKET: Starc gets Vijay

Vijay has been threatened on the inside edge, the short ball and the one wide outside off. He falls finally to the old one-two. Starc gets a sharp short ball first and the tempting driveable one next. Vijay takes the bait and nicks. Excellent start for Australia. Kohli walks in early.

The Hazlewood threat...

Michael Clarke likens Hazlewood's release to be 'exactly like Glenn McGrath'. He's bowled superbly so far. The commentators are using split-screen slow-mos to decipher what he does to get the ball to move in and out. The release has been the same, the seam position the same. There doesn't seem to be any conclusion apart from Clarke's summation above. Now imagine, the plight of the batsmen facing him. To their advantage, the pitch doesn't seem to have much pace on it. So Vijay and Pujara battle on.

WICKET: Hazlewood gets Rahul

Breakthrough for Australia in just the second over. KL Rahul plays a loose drive and edges to the slip cordon. Hazlewood's probing first over gives him a wicket as well. Poor from Rahul.

TOSS: India opt to bat; Rohit Sharma in

Tim Paine - "We would have batted as well, some damp spots and we will look to make the best of that. Nice to start in Adelaide, we will look to do our best. We think 3 pacers and Nathan will do the job, they are pretty fresh and we have a all-round attack. We expect the batsmen to stand-up, we have good players who have done well domestically over the past five-six years

Virat Kohli - "We will bat first, looks like a nice hard wicket with a nice covering of grass. Runs on the board will be handy. Evey tour is an opportunity, it's a difficult challenge in Australia. We are looking forward to a challenging series, I love playing here in Adelaide, the wicket is good and the stadium is great. Rohit Sharma will bat at six, he can bat well with tail, has the shots on these kind of wickets"


India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami

Australia (Playing XI): Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

It's finally here...

After days and weeks of anticipation, the first day of this big series is finally upon us. Are India really contenders, or even favorites as Harsha Bhogle feels?

The world does seem a little topsy-turvy for India to start favorites touring Down Under. But as Bharat Sundaresan finds out, the tour seems to have started on an un-Australian note, with all the niceties being bandied about. He also gets us primed for what to expect at the Adelaide Oval, the venue for the first Test. Get yourself prepped for what could be a Nathan Lyon pitch.

On that note, he's one bowler that Virat Kohli, seems a little wary about. India have decided on going in with seven batsmen. Will it be Rohit Sharma or Hanuma Vihari who makes the final cut? The toss is just a short while away and we should know that soon.

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