Final Day:India lose first cricket Test against Australia by 48 runs
Adelaide, Dec 13 (PTI) India today lost six wickets for 38 runs to lose the first cricket Test against Australia by 48 runs here today.
Australia now lead the four-match series 1-0.
Chasing a target of 364, India were bowled out for 315 in 87.1 overs despite skipper Viart Kohli’s brilliant knock of 141 and his partnership of 182 for the third wicket with Murali Vijay (99).
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed 7/152 and his match-haul of 12 wickets set up the victory for the home team.
Brief Scores: Australia 517/7 decl & 290/5 decl
India 444 & (target 364) 315 in 87.1 overs (Virat Kohli 141, M Vijay 99, Nathan Lyon 7/152). Australia won by 48 runs.
Scoreboard on the fifth final day of the first cricket Test between India and Australia
Australia: 517/7 declared and 290/5 declared
India 1st Innings: 444 all out
India 2nd innings:
|Murali Vijay||lbw b Lyon||99|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c Haddin b Johnson||9|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||c Haddin b Lyon||21|
|Virat Kohli||c Marsh b Lyon||141|
|Ajinkya Rahane||c Rogers b Lyon||0|
|Rohit Sharma||c Warner b Lyon||6|
|Wriddhiman Saha||b Lyon||13|
|Kran Sharma||not out||4|
|Mohammad Shami||c Johnson b Harris||5|
|Varun Aaron||lbw b Johnson||1|
|Ishant Sharma||st Haddin b Lyon||1|
Extras (B-5, LB-8, W-2) 15
Total (all out; 87.1 overs) 315
Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-57, 3-242, 4-242, 5-277, 6-299, 7-304, 8-309, 9-314.
Bowling: Johnson 16-2-45-2, Harris 19-6-49-1, Lyon 34.1-5-152-7, Siddle 9-3-21-0, Watson 2-0-6-0, Smith 3-0-18-0, Marsh 4-1-11-0.