Day 1: Stumps – India trail by 100 runs (ind vs aus 1st test match)

A disappointing first inning in the match was had by the Australian team, in which they scored only 177 runs, and all 10 wickets were lost in 63.5 overs. A run rate of only 2.77 runs per over was recorded.

In the batting department, some of the top contributors were Marnus Labuschagne (49 runs off 123 balls), Steven Smith (37 runs off 107 balls), Peter Handscomb (31 runs off 84 balls), and Alex Carey (36 runs off 33 balls).

In the bowling department, 1 wicket was taken by India’s Mohammed Shami for 18 runs in 9 overs, 1 wicket was taken by Mohammed Siraj for 30 runs in 7 overs, 5 wickets were taken by Ravindra Jadeja for 47 runs in 22 overs, and 3 wickets were taken by Ravichandran Ashwin for 42 runs in 15.5 overs.

A win in this match is now looked to be secured by India as they chase the target.

In their chase of the target, a good start was got by India in their first innings. Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten on 56 runs off 69 balls and KL Rahul’s score was 20 runs off 71 balls. A run rate of 3.20 runs per over was recorded by the Indian team and only 1 wicket was lost, finishing at 77/1 in 24 overs.

A continuation of this strong start and building upon it to secure a win in this match is looked to be done by India. A bounce back in their second innings and a better performance to try and secure a win or a draw is looked to be put up by the Australian team. The game is still open and it is interesting to see how it will be unfolded in the upcoming overs and innings.