The winning hopes that the Indian team raised with their best bowling on the Australian soil were destroyed by the batsmen. On the third day of the first Test match played at the Adelaide Oval ground, hosts Australia defeated India by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. This day-night Test match played with pink ball was a forgettable one for India. In the first innings, thanks to the 74 runs of captain Virat Kohli, the visiting team somehow scored 244 runs. Then the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin, Jaspreet Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, put Australia on 191 runs in the first innings with a lead of 53 runs in the second innings.
The end of the second day, when India finished with one wicket for nine runs, seemed to be on the driving seat in the match, but on the third day Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins turned the story around.
Prithvi Shaw returned on the second day after scoring four runs. On the third day, Hazlewood and Cummins forced India to set a record she never wanted. In the second innings, India were able to score 36 runs, which is their lowest score in an innings of the Test. Mohammed Shami gets the ball from Cummins and he gets retired hurt. With this, India’s innings ended on 36 runs.
Australia needed 90 runs to win, losing two wickets in 21 overs. This is India’s lowest score in an innings of a Test. Earlier, he had scored 42 against England at Lord’s on 20 June 1974. Hazlewood contributed significantly with five wickets. Cummins took four wickets.
Cummins caught Nightwatchman Jaspreet Bumrah (2) on his own ball with a total score of 15. After this, Cummins’ exact line Langth also sent Cheteshwar Pujara (0), called the new wall of India, to the pavilion. In the next over, Hazlewood had Mayank Agarwal (9) caught by Tim Paine. Mayank was the team’s highest scorer.
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Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane could not even open the account. Hazlewood got Rahane caught by paine. All four wickets fell at a total score of 15. Captain Virat Kohli scored four runs and was caught by Cameron Green off Cummins.
Riddhiman Saha (4) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0) were dismissed by Hazlewood. The second highest score of the team, Hanuma Vihari (8) was also dismissed by Hazlewood to complete his five wickets. Shami retired retired on one run. Umesh Yadav remained unbeaten after scoring four runs.
In the second innings, none of the Indian batsmen could reach double figures. It has been 96 years since the Test that none of the team’s batsmen could touch the double figures in an innings. Earlier on 14 June 1924, no South African batsman reached the double figures in the first innings against England.
Chasing a target of 90 runs, Australia lost the first wicket as Wade on a total score of 70, who was run out unfortunate. Wade scored 33 off 53 balls. The second wicket fell to Marnus Labushan. Labushan, who scored six runs, was caught by Ashwin by Mayank. Burns scored an unbeaten 51-run knock off 63 balls to lead the team to victory. With him Steve Smith also returned unbeaten after scoring one run.
In this way Australia has retained its kingship in the day-night test. He has played eight matches and won all. It was his first match with India. Also it was his fifth match in Adelaide and he has maintained his record at this ground too.