Tuesday 11 December 2018 3:12 AM UTC
ADELAIDE Dec 11: India defeated Australia in the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval by 31 runs on Monday to go 1-0 up in the four-Test Border Gavaskar series.
It was a historic win for the visitors because Virat Kohli and Co became the first-ever Indian side to win the first Test during a Down Under tour.
After India got rid of Australia’s regular batsmen, Australia’s tail fought hard and frustrated and threatened the Indians for an upset on Day 5.
The duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins batted for almost 16 overs and led Australia’s chase with their spirited fight. The Indians began to feel the pressure when the hosts needed less than 100 runs and their bowlers failed to create any trouble for the batsmen.
In the 101st over, it was Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami who made the much-needed breakthrough that let the visitors breathe a sigh of relief.
Shami bowled one wide of off before Starc attempted to play it through covers but ended up giving a joint-world record 11th catch to Rishabh Pant in this Test.
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