IND Vs AUS Adelaide Test: Fifth day match highlights:
India Vs Australia match highlights: India, on the fifth-day, won the first Test match by 31 runs on Monday despite the powerplay of Australia’s tail batsmen, with a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. This is the first time that India won the first Test of the series on Australian soil.
Australia chased down the target of 323 and reached 291 runs. Australia’s score was 84 for four at one time and India’s victory was scheduled for the fourth day but after that, for the next five wickets, 31, 41, 31, 41, 31 and 32 for the last wicket. It has been done so that the waiting for India’s victory will increase.
Second win in Australia and sixth in Adelaide Oval
This is India’s sixth overall, while Australia has the second win in the Adelaide Oval. The Indian team had earlier won in 2003 on this ground. India defeated Australia 10 years later on its regime. The hero of India’s victory, definitely Cheteshwar Pujara,who played two best innings of 123 and 71 runs. He was selected Man of the Match for this.
India lost four wickets for 41 runs
India batted first and lost four wickets for 41 runs and this is the first time that they were successful in winning the match despite losing the top four wickets in 50 runs.
The team scored 250 runs in the first innings and restrict Australia to 235 runs and despite losing the last five wickets in the second innings 25 runs, scored 307 runs and scored a challenging goal in front of Australia.
This test was special for Rishabh Pant:
It was special for wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. He scored 11 catches in the match, equaling the world record of England’s Jack Russell and SouthAfrican AB De Villiers. A total of 35 catches were taken in this match, which is the world record.
Indian bowlers Mohammad Shami (3/65), Jaspreet Bumrah (3 for 68) and Ravichandran Ashwin (3 for 92) took three wickets each while Ishant Sharma (one for 48 runs) got one wicket.
Australia’s second innings
Australia advanced to 104 runs in four wickets in the morning on the fifth day of the match but the partnership with Travis Head (14) and Shaun Marsh (60) lasted only 7.4 overs. India has not been late in achieving success with the old Kookaburra Ball. Head was the first batsman to get out in the morning. He did not have any answer for Ishant’s exact bouncer. The ball went into the street floating in the air from the head’s head where Ajinkya Rahane, did not make any mistake in catching it.
Marsh was playing smoothly. He completed his half-century on 160 balls, which is also his first fifties in the fourth innings. Overall, his tenth Test is fifty. Bumrah gave India the wicket of Marsh. This important turning point came in the 73rd over when the ball moving towards the outside shone with the edge of Marsh’s bat, in the gloves of Pant. Bumrah then gave the captain Tim Penn (41) the punishment for playing a pull shot from thewrong timing. Pant raced to the wind in the wind, which was the tenth catch in his match.
The low-order batsmen of Australia:
Unlike the Indian tail batsmen, the lower-order batsmen of Australia have shown patience and empathy and have struggled to win India. Australia’s last four batsmen added 107 runs in which Nathan Lyon top scored with an unbeaten 38 while Pat Cummins(28) took one end to 121 balls.
Cummins preferred to keep one end in hand. He made 31 for the seventh wicket with 31, with Mitchell Starc (28) for the seventh wicket, 41 for the eighth wicket and then the ninth wicket with Leone.
Cummins got to benefit from the DRS twice in the meantime. Pant, in the meantime, took the catch of Starc on Shami’s ball and equaled the world record. Bumrah did the end of Cummins’ innings. Captain Virat Kohli was caught in the first slip after catching the bat.
Leone and Josh Hazallwood (13), however, soon pulled out the concerns of Indians on the forehead. Thematch was reaching an exciting twist but Ashwin, who has been consistently bowling from one end, finally forced Hedgewood to catch the catch.
With this, Indian players and fans were immersed in the celebration of victory. Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a Test match in SouthAfrica, England and Australia.
The big records made in the match with India’s victory:
First record: Cheteshwar Pujara has completed 5000 runs in his Test career. They have become the 12th Indian to do this. In this match, Pujara contributed 123 runs in the first innings.
Second Record: This is the first time that India has won the first match of any Test Series playing in Australia. At the same time, India had made a 1-0 lead in the first match against Australia within Australia.
Third record: 15 years later, India has won a Test match on the field of Adelaide Oval. Earlier, India had the Test match on this field in 2003.
Fourth record: This is the second time that India has won three Test matches in Asia in a calendar year. Earlier in 1968, India won three Test matches in New Zealand.
Fifth record: Second most batsmen have been caught out in this Test match. A total of 34 batsmen were caught out in this match, the highest was the catches out of 35 batsmen in Cape Town, this match between South Africa and Australia.
Sixth record: India’s victory is the third closest victory. India won this match by 31 runs. Earlier, India had won 13 against Australia in 2004 and 28 against England in 1972-73.
Seventh record: Rishabh Pant, with 11 catches in this Test match, has equaled the world record of most catches by any wicketkeeper. With them as well as wicketkeeper AB de Villiers and J. Russell also have 11 catches.