What a Test match this was! Australia's lower order made a match out of it! In the end, India emerged victorious by 31 runs. Nathan Lyon finishes unbeaten on 38. This is just the sixth Test win for India on Australian soil and first time ever they have won the series opener. Full Scorecard.
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That's it! India win by 31 runs! Ravi Ashwin picks the final wicket. Josh Hazlewood is caught in the slip, good catch by KL Rahul. J Hazlewood c Rahul b Ashwin 13(43)
This is getting closer and closer! Australia now need 32 more runs to win this contest. The partnership between Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood is worth 32 now.
A close LBW call, but it was a no-ball from Ishant Sharma. That was close and even looked close. Meanwhile, Australia now requires 40 more runs to win the Test. India continues to remain a wicket away from the victory.
India a wicket away from famous win. Meanwhile, Australia need 56 more runs to win. The home side will be gutted having lost the top order cheaply. A good partnership at the top would have made things easier for Australia.
OUT! Finally India get rid of Pat Cummins. He is caught at first slip by Virat Kohli. Jasprit Bumrah picks the wicket. Kohli is furious perhaps was frustrated by Cummins' long stay in the middle. Pat Cummins c Kohli b Bumrah 28(121)
Australia's total goes past 250-run mark. Is there some drama left in the match? Australia need 70 more runs to win this contest and India are just two wickets away from the win.
OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes. Australia are eight down now as India inch closer towards the victory. Mitchell Starc is caught behind. M Starc c Pant b Shami 28(44)
Australia now require under 100 runs to win this match, that is 99 more runs. India still ahead though, not easy to score these runs and as Australia get close, the batsmen will start getting nervous.
India are just six wickets away from registering a win in the first Test of the ongoing four-match series against Australia as the hosts lost four wickets at the score of 104 runs while chasing a target of 323 set by the visitors. Chasing the target, Australian openers Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris did a good job surviving the crucial first ten overs of their second innings. But the script changed when India introduced spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. The right-arm bowler provided India with their first breakthrough as Aaron Finch was given out by the on-field umpire for gloving a tossed up delivery which was caught behind by Rishabh Pant. There was a scope for reviewing umpire's decision but Finch chose not to. Live Cricket Streaming of India vs Australia 2018-19 Series on SonyLIV: Check Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs AUS 1st Test Match, Day 5, on TV & Online.
With one Australian batsman back in the pavilion, India brought back their pacer Shami into the attack and he did not disappoint. He bowled a good length delivery to Harris who failed to judge the line and length giving away an easy catch to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
The Indian bowlers continued to dominate as they restricted the run flow for the Australian batsmen. The pressure reaped fruit for India in the 24th over with the wicket of left-hand batsman Usman Khawaja (8). Ashwin's flighted delivery trapped Khawaja who went for a deep extra cover shot which was caught brilliantly by Rohit Sharma. Australia were in trouble as they had lost three wickets at the score of 60 runs.
New batsman on the pitch Peter Handscomb joined Shaun Marsh with the hope of giving some balance to the trembling Australian batting order. Pacer Shami, however, had other plans. He scalped his second wicket of the innings when Handscomb (14) misjudged a short delivery and played a loose shot. He was caught by Pujara in the midwicket area. Marsh and Travis Head are holding the crease for Australia at the respective score of 9 and 11. Aaron Finch Avoids a 'Pair' as Ishant Sharma Bowls a No Ball During IND vs AUS Test Match: Watch Video Highlights.
In the morning session, India had resumed at their Day 3 total of 151 runs but their batsmen could only add 156 runs and lost wickets quick succession after the fall of two set players Cheteshwar Pujara (71) and Ajinkya Rahane (70). The duo stitched an 87-run partnership to take their side towards a strong lead.
Australian spinner Nathon Lyon did the job for his team as he scalped both Pujara and Rahane using his deceiving deliveries. While Pujara was caught at short leg off one of the brilliant deliveries of Lyon, Rahane was caught at the backward point while trying to reverse sweep a tossed up delivery from the spinner.
What followed next was a sheer batting collapse of India as no other player, except for wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (28), could go beyond the score of 5.
Lyon with his five-wicket haul in the match emerged as the most successful bowler for Australia. For India, Ashwin and Shami took two wickets each driving their side to a comfortable position in the match. (Inputs ANI).
Australia: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.
India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.