Australia vs India- First Test, Day 1: Late Wickets bring India back into the game

Editor Sportzwiki / 09 December 2014

Australian opener David Warner stole the show with a display of some incredible shots en route his 10th Test century before some late bursts from India ensured that the hosts end the day 1 of the Adelaide Test with 356-6 (technically 7 wickets down with Michael Clarke doubtful to come out and bat again).

In the final session of play, India managed to get 4 wickets which give them a chance going into the day 2 of the test match. First it was Warner who tried to loft Karn Sharma over the mid-wicket boundary just to see the ball in Ishant Sharma’s hand and was dismissed for 163 balls 145 with the help of 19 boundaries.

Mitchell Marsh joined Steve Smith at the crease and Smith crossed his ninth test fifty as the duo shared 85 for the fourth wicket before India struck with the new ball as Varun Aaron sent back Mitchell Marsh who was caught by Virat Kohli in the slip cordon for 41.

In a weird move, Australia promoted Nathan Lyon as a night watchman to protect Brad Haddin but it failed as Mohammad Shami had both of them in his last two overs. When the stumps were drawn, Smith remained unbeaten on 72 off 130 balls with 9 the help of boundaries. A couple of early wickets on day 2 will put India in command in the first test match.

Here are the reports of the first two sessions.

Scorecard: 

Australia Batting (Ist Innings):

 

Batsmen

Dismissal

Runs

Balls

4’s

6’s

Chris Rogers

c Dhawan b Ishant

9

22

1

0

David Warner

c Ishant b Karn

145

163

19

0

Shane Watson

c Dhawan b Aaron

14

33

3

0

Michael Clarke

Retired out

30

94

9

0

Steve Smith

not out

 72

 130

Mitchell Marsh

 c Kohli b Aaron

 41

87

Nathan Lyon

b Shami 

 3

14 

Brad Haddin

c Saha b Shami 

 0

 5

 0

Extras:

4 lb, 4 w, 2 nb

10

 

 

 

Total:

89.2 overs

354-6

 

India bowling (Ist innings):

 

Bowlers

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wickets

Economy

Mohammed Shami

17.2

1

83

2

 4.78

Varun Aaron

17

1

95

2

5.58 

Ishant Sharma

20

4

56

1

2.40

Karn Sharma

23

1

89

1

3.86

Murali Vijay

12 

27 

2.25 

Verdict: It was about to be Australia’s day but late wickets give India an advantage going into the second day’s play.

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