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India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4 at Adelaide Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 9, 2018, 2:01 PM IST

1st Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 06 - 10 December, 2019

Toss won by India (decided to bat)

India beat Australia by 31 runs

Man of the Match: Cheteshwar Pujara



Aaron Finch dismissed 11 by Ravichandran Ashwin

5th consecutive innings without fifty for Ashwin.

4th time Ashwin has dismissed Finch in international cricket — joint 4th most along with Moeen, Kuldeep and Holder. The record of dismissing Finch for 5 times is jointly held by Tahir, Rashid and Umesh.

16th consecutive international innings without fifty for Finch.


STUMPS: What a day this has been for India, where India have come closer to the win. Australia end the day on 104/4. India just need six wickets to win now. 


100 FOR AUSTRALIA: The hosts bring up a fighting 100. It's taken them 47 overs to do so. Credit to Shaun Marsh who stuck out in the middle. Australia are 104/4. 


Vijay has another over. And he nearly has Travis Head. The ball pitches in the rough and is tantalisingly close to taking an edge, But Head survives. Australia are 96/4.  


Murali Vijay comes for a bowl in hope of getting another breakthrough for India. But no luck there for India. Australia move to 93/4. 


Ashwin is continuing to keep it really tight. This has been a drab session for both the teams. Hopefully they can squeeze in a couple of more wickets. It's 87/4. 


Just 11 overs remain in the day, and India would like to end with a couple of wickets. But all said and done, India should finish the match by tomorrow. Australia are 87/4.  


Bumrah is going out of the field as he seems to have done some damage to his shoulder while fielding. But doesn't look like anything major. Australia are 85/4. 


Bumrah is going out of the field as he seems to have done some damage to his shoulder while fielding. But doesn't look like anything major. Australia are 85/4. 


OUT: India have got the fourth wicket out of nowhere. Handscomb, who looked solid just throws his wicket away. A Shami ball rises on him, as he tries to pull. And Pujara takes a simple catch. Australia are 84/4. 


All said and done, Marsh and Handscomb are applying themselves really well at the moment. They face another over with patience. But the score stays at 84/3. 


Another good over from Ishant, but India needs wickets to show for their effort. Maybe, it could be a nice option to call a part-time bowler. Australia are 84/3.


It's a real toil for bowlers on this pitch. But the Indian bowlers are working hard to get the remaining Aussie wickets. Ishant Sharma finishes yet another over. Australia are 78/3. 


Ashwin is having an extended spell. Look like he will continue to bowl from one end till the end of the day. This just goes on to show how tight he has bowled. Australia are 74/3. 


Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack after a long while. Let's see if he can get another wicket for India. He is getting just a little bit of reverse swing that could trouble the batsmen. Australia are 73/3.


This is not looking good for the Aussies. Neither are they managing to score runs, nor they are offering resistance to the bowlers. If India can get a couple in the next five overs, India would fancy their chances of winning today itself. 


Handscomb has an unorthodox technique and with that he manages to pull Bumrah and get a welcome boundary. But he is still managing to keep the pressure up. Australia are 68/3. 

11:25(IST) Here's what Mark Waugh had to say before Khawaja's dismissal:

Even through Ashwin has picked up two wickets, it is Bumrah who has been exceptional. From his six overs he has just given away eight runs till now. That has helped other bowlers to mount the pressure. 


OUT: That's wicket number three for India. Khawaja goes for the aerial route, but edges the ball from Ashwin and Rohit takes a good low catch. Australia in trouble at 60/3. 


Bumrah hasn't given away any room to Khawaja to play his shots. The result is that he bowls yet another maiden over and Australia are 59/2. But India would be hoping for a couple of quick wickets now. 


Now Bumrah comes back into the attack. And straightaway he is causing trouble for Khawaja. There are a couple of hits and misses in the over. Pressure is building on him for sure. Australia are 57/2.


Shami and Ashwin are bowling well in tandem. They are not giving easy scoring opportunities to the Aussies. Looks like a wickets is just round the corner for the Indians. It's 49/2. 


Now the pressure is building on the Aussies. Ashwin is bowling right in the rough to Khawaja. It needs to be seen till when can he survive. Australia are 49/2 at the moment. 


OUT: And here is the second wicket for India. Harris edges one from Shami, and the ball goes straight into the hands of the keeper. Australia are 44/2. 


Another Ashwin over comes to an end. Khawaja and Harris are already looking comfortable here at the crease. India will have to work hard to dismiss the opposition. It's 44/1.


India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4 at Adelaide Highlights: As it Happened

Australia's Travis Head plays a cut shot while batting during the first cricket test between Australia and India in Adelaide. (Image: AP)

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Day 3 Report: A 71-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara for the third wicket ensured India ended Day 3 of the Adelaide Test on 151/3 with a lead of 166 runs on Saturday (December 8).
Pujara and Kohli’s partnership – their 11th fifty-run stand in Test cricket – steadied the ship for the visitors after they lost both their openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul and they will be in a good position to build a big lead on Day 4. Ajinkya Rahane came out to bat after the Indian captain was dismissed and was able to see out the remaining overs alongside India's No 3 without too much fuss.On the back of his 123 in the first innings, Pujara continued to be his solid self but was twice handed a reprieve thanks to some smart reviewing after the umpire adjudged him out. He was given out on an appeal for caught behind off Lyon but the decision was overturned on review when neither UltraEdge nor HotSpot recorded any contact on the bat. He was then given out LBW off Lyon again but had the decision reversed on review when Ball Tracking showed that the ball would have gone over the stumps - a decision that left the off-spinner shaking his head in disbelief. Pujara ended the day on 40 and will look to play another solid knock after India’s opening pair started well but could not convert their starts into big scores.

Kohli was the more subdued batsman, to begin with, but was always looking for runs and proceeded to play a few more shots once he settled down. However, the Indian skipper was dismissed for 34 towards the end of the day's play when he edged one onto his pads to forward short leg off Nathan Lyon, who had enjoyed a frustrating day till that point despite bowling well. Rahul and Vijay looked to play patiently at the beginning of the second innings slowly but when Rahul got his eye in, he proceeded to take the attack to the bowlers.

Dismissed for just 2 in the first innings, Rahul showed plenty of positive intent and saw off Starc and Hazlewood's opening spell before taking to Pat Cummins. He slammed a six over deep cover off Australia's first-change bowler and played a square drive for four in the same over and looked likely to score at least a half-century. It wasn’t meant to be, however, as Josh Hazlewood had Rahul caught behind for 44.Rahul's dismissal came right after pace spearhead Mitchell Starc dismissed Murali Vijay for 18. The Tamil Nadu opener, who was recalled to the side after being dropped in the middle of the series against England earlier this year, could not do much to make a case for himself and was out for 18 chasing a wide delivery that was well caught by Peter Handscomb at second slip.

The double strike in the second session ended a 63-run opening stand after the home side were bowled out for 235 in the rain-hit first session. Protecting India's first innings total of 250, the visiting team’s bowlers had to bowl with plenty of discipline to ensure they ended the innings with a 15-run lead. However, getting through Australia's final three wickets saw them give away 44 runs after the home side resumed the day on 191/7 following a rain-delayed start. India seamer Mohammed Shami will have a chance to complete his hat-trick in the second innings after he got the last two wickets of Travis Head (72) and Hazlewood (0) in successive balls after Starc was the first player to depart caught by Rishabh Pant off Jasprit Bumrah, who finished the innings with figures of 3/47.

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