The biggest test rivalry between India and Australia
Under Virat Kohli captaincy India ranked in the top of the table in test cricket. India and Australia test series mean it like a war in the frame of cricket. One of most awaited test series in the year. Out of India, all batsman always have been struggling with the bat, especially in Australia. Due to the ban of Steve Smith and David Warner India have a slight chance to do better, but Australia is a top competitor. India lost two biggest test series in this season against England and South Africa.
Summary of the 1st day of the 1st test
The 1st test match starts with a toss as usual. India won the toss and decided to bat first. Murali Vijay and KL Rahul opened the bat. Therefore KL Rahul dispatched on a slight edge to Aaron Finch strong hand of Josh Hazlewood ball. Just a few minutes late Murali Vijay also book the tickets of the pavilion.
The skipper Virat Kohli comes in the crease so early. India has too much exception from this establishment and veteran player. Unlucky Virat Kohli managed to sacrifice the ball of Pat Cummins, literally the catch of Virat Kohli was just unbelievable from Australian player Khawaja.
In the same time, Rahane lose his mind, as a result, Australia got another wicket very early. Than Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara contribution a little partnership. Pujara’s crucial hundred India is now a respective position. Otherwise, Indian batting format embarrassed in front of Australian bowler.
The series is even more important for Kohli as it would also define his legacy as a leader having already established himself as the world’s premier batsman.
In the Australian soil, India manages to win 5 test matches so far. The past record of India is so poor. It could a huge opportunity to fight against their past.
End of the day Pujara is a driver of today. His century how many crucial for India knows very good. Pujara score 123 runs coming at no.3. Despite some early dismissal. He also mentions that it is one best 5 innings off him.
“It was tough, particularly after losing seven wickets, but I knew that I could play my shots,” Pujara said.
“Myself and Ash [Ashwin] had a good partnership and then, once we lost Ash, I knew I had to accelerate. I knew what shots I could play on the wicket because I batted for two sessions.”
End of the 1st day India score 250.