India Vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights

Day 1: Australia 1st innings 354/6 (89.2 overs)

The first Test in the four match series started at Adelaide Oval in an emotional morning. Under Adelaide’s blue sky, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. India opened the bowling with a well  planned  strategy against Warner, that  bowl around the wicket to him. But the left arm Aussies batsman kept his composure and decided not to take any unwanted risk.

Though the host lost two quick wickets of Chris Rogers (9 runs) and Shane Watson (14 runs), Warner was very clear about his strategy. A tempting over the wicket delivery from Ishant Sharma forced Chris Rogers for a cover drive but the ball ended up safely in the hands of Shikhar Dhawan at second slip. Shane Watson nicked a ball from Varun Aaron and Shikhar Dhawan took his second catch of the match.  When Michael Clarke walked in to the middle Australia were 88/2 . On other end Virat Kohli changed his bowling options and brought Karn Sharma in to the attack.

David Warner and Michael Clarke (60*) put up a brilliant 118 runs partnership, before Clarke was retired hurt due to a back injury. Warner continued his good touch and scored a brilliant hundred (145 runs) before falling to debutant Karn Sharma. Steven Smith (72* runs) and Mitchell Marsh (41 runs) carried on the momentum for Australia. At the end of day 1 play Australia are in a commanding position with 354/6.

Ishant Sharma was the pick among the Indian bowlers with 1/56 with impressive economy rate. Varun Aaron and Mohammed Shami shared two wicket each with moderate performance. Debutant Karn Sharma proved that he was an important pick with his maiden Test wicket of David Warner.

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