India script history, win 1st Test at Adelaide


Virat Kohli & Co. today (Dec 10) scripted history by winning the inaugural Test of a series against Australia at Down Under after beating the hosts by 31 runs at the Adelaide Oval. Chasing 323 runs for victory, the Aussies were bundled out for 291 shortly before Tea on the fifth and final day to give India a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.

The Aussies began the fifth day of the match needing 219 runs to take a 1-0 lead while the visitors needed 6 wickets to etch history and win a test on Australian soil after 10 years.

The hosts, however, were bundled out for 291 runs despite a late resistance from Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazelwood who stitched 42 runs for the last wicket. Lyon remained unbeaten on 38.

The visitors also become the first Asian team to win a Test in Australia, England and South Africa in a calendar year.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 123 and 71 runs respectively in the two innings, was named Man of the Match.

The second Test will be played at the WACA in Perth from Dec 14.