Day one of India Australia test match

23 Feb 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
India - Australia first test match - Updates!

Day one of the Pune test between India and Australia ended with both the teams dominating each other throughout the day.

At the end of the day, Australia scored 256 runs as India sent back nine of their batsmen back to pavilion.

Mitchell Marsh scored 57 runs and was on crease with Josh Hazlewood. They both put 51-runs partnership for the last wicket.

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DetailsAustralia tour India for Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The Australian cricket team is visiting India for a four match series called Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

The first test is being played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

Both the teams will then travel to Bengaluru for the next test which will start from 4 March. The third and the fourth test matches will begin on 16 March and 25 March respectively.

25th test venue for India

With Pune's Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium hosting the first test match between India and Australia, India has got its 25th test venue. Pune has earlier hosted 29 matches which include ODI, T20 internationals and IPL matches.
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23 Feb 2017Day one of India Australia test match

Renshaw highest scorer for Australia

In his first tour to the Asian sub-continent, 20-year old Matt Renshaw was the highest scorer for Australia in the first-innings. He opened the batting with David Warner, but was retired due to an upset stomach. He returned and scored 68 runs before getting out.
Four wickets for Umesh Yadav

DetailsFour wickets for Umesh Yadav

Indian pacer picked up four wickets on the first day of the Pune test.

He opened India's account by dismissing David Warner at 82.

In the 81st over, he took two wickets in consecutive deliveries.

Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin got two wickets each, while Jayant Yadav picked up one wicket. Ishant Sharma went wicket-less.

24 Feb 2017Day 2 updates: Australian bowlers demolish Indian batting line

Australian spinners demolished the Indian batting-line as they sent back the whole team to pavilion for only 105 runs.

After losing three wickets in morning, Rahul played a stable innings and scored 64 runs. However, Steve O'Keefe sent him back soon after lunch, while led to India losing 7 wickets for just 11 runs. This is India's worst ever collapse.

O'Keefe picked up six-wickets.

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24 Feb 2017Australia takes control of the test on day two

Australia took a lead of 298 runs on the day two of the Pune test.

After bundling out India for 105 runs in the first innings, Australia started their second innings with Ashwin picking up three quick wickets.

However, skipper Steve Smith went on to score a composed half-century as Australia ended the day on 143 runs for four wickets.

Ashwin becomes highest Indian wicket-taker in home season

Ravichandran Ashwin broke Kapil Dev's 37-year old record as he picked up his 64th test wicket of the home season earlier today. Dev had taken 63 wickets in 13 tests in 1979-80, while Ashwin has 64 in 10 test matches.

25 Feb 2017Steve Smith hits century; takes Australia's lead past 400

Australia skipper Steve Smith scored a century on the third day of the first test against India, taking the visitors' lead past 400 runs.

It was Smith's 18th test century and fifth consecutive century against India. He was then sent back to pavilion by Ravindra Jadeja.

Australia have lost seven wickets, with Mitchell Marsh and Steve O'Keefe on crease.

25 Feb 2017Australia wins the Pune test on day three

Steve O'Keefe picked up six wickets in the second innings to win the first test match against India by 333 runs. Nathon Lyon took four wickets.

Chasing 441 runs, Indian team collapsed at 107 runs; with Cheteshwar Pujara remaining the highest scorer with 31 runs.

Australia now have a 1-0 lead in the four match test series.