The Hush Post| 9:54 am |one-minute-read
India won the first Test match against Australia at Adelaide by 31 runs but not before the last wicket partnership of Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood, and before them Pat Cummins and Lyon giving jitters to the visitors with stable partnerships for the last two wickets.
At eight down, Bumrah was first despatched for a four by Cummins towards mid-wicket and at that point, it did seem that India will face an uphill task despite Aussies being eight wickets down. But a cut by Cummins landed straight at the first slips in Virat Kohli’s safe hands and Australia were nine down. And then again, India were pressed against the wall by the last wicket partnership by Hazlewood and Lyon.
Earlier, in the second innings of India, it was again courtesy Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane who steadied the Indian ship with 71 and 70 runs respectively taking the Indian total to 307. With a lead of 15 runs from first innings, hosts Australia needed 323 runs to win but fell short by 31 runs.