India overpowered Australia by 31-run in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval. This was India’s first achievement on Australian ground in Perth since 2008.Australian’s players confronted bravely on the final day of the Test but failed to win as India struggled hard to finally secure their much awaited victory on Australian field.
It was the proud moment for Rishabh Pant when he displayed his batting skills in the two innings and declared as the first Indian wicket-keeper to effect 11 dismissals in a match. Pant also made the record when Shami got Mitchell Starc caught behind in the 100th over of the second Aussie innings.
Cheteshwar Pujara announced as the man of the match for his 16th Test century (123 runs) in first innings and 71 runs in second innings.
Australian’s spinners initiated in a proficient attitude. But Ashwin came into the power and made confusion in the batsman’s mind. He used the right-hander’s off-stump wisely from where the ball comes in and Finch was decepted in the same way. He stabbed forward in defence even as the ball was pitched in the rough and it bounced suddenly to rap on his pads and brush his gloves before settling into Rishabh Pant’s hands. The wicket brought India back in the game and Ashwin finished the over with sheer dominance.
R Ashwin was making his way back to his fielding position following the enclosing of an over Rohit Sharma, with kindness ran up to Ashwin to congratulate him on his remarkable over. But the off spinner was occupied verbalize to someone He missed Rohit walking behind him with his hand stretched out for a handshake. Rohit followed Ashwin with his hands out but Ashwin did not return his esteem. Rohit eventually ended his gesture with a pat on Ashwin’s back.