Australia defeated India by 8 wickets on the third day in the first Test match played in Adelaide. With this victory, the team led by Tim Paine took a 1-0 lead in the 4-match series.
See, Scorecard: India vs Australia, 1st Test @ Adelaide
In the first innings for India, where Captain Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings of 74 runs, but in the second innings he returned to the pavilion after scoring 4 runs. In the first innings for Australia, Mitchell Starc took 4 wickets while Pat Cummins took 3 wickets. At the same time, Josh Hazlewood showed amazing in the second innings and took 5 wickets for just 8 runs. Pat Cummins took 4 wickets for 21 runs in the second innings.
The crumbling condition of Indian batting in the second innings can be gauged from the fact that none of his batsmen reached the double figures. Opener Mayank Agarwal was also the top scorer by scoring 9 runs.
AUS v IND: Team India’s condition deteriorates on third day, innings ended on 36 runs
This was Virat Kohli’s last match on this tour. Now he will return home on Paternity Leave. The second Test match of the series between the two teams will be played in Melbourne from 26 December. Now Ajinkya Rahane will take charge of Team India in the rest of the series.
Earlier, India had to face a 1-2 defeat in the ODI series, but they came back in the T20 series and won 2–1.