India finished the opening day of the day/night Test against Australia in Adelaide with 233 runs having lost 6 wickets.
Virat Kohli won the toss and without hesitation chose batting first. India had already announced their playing XI a day ahead of the Test. Prithvi Shaw is in for Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha in for Rishabh Pant.
Skipper Tim Paine will handle the wicket-keeper’s responsibilities, with all-rounder Cameron Green making his debut in Test cricket. Matthew Wade will be opening the batting along with Joe Burns.
India is 3-125 after electing to bat, with Virat Kohli (52) and Ajinkya Rahane (14) at the crease with the lights just starting to come into play and the second new ball nearing.
Kohli was lucky to survive on five, touching a ball off his hip just short of bat-pad off the bowling of Cummins, with Matthew Wade just missing to get his hands below the ball. He didn’t know much about another Cummins delivery that got high on him, gloving it fine of the short leg when he was on five.
It was the start of a short-pitched attack for Kohli, with a bouncer from Mitchell Starc hitting the Indian on the glove and drawing blood from his right thumb. Luckily for Kohli, it landed safely behind square leg.
The Indians were in control of the match until India lose Kohli and Rahane 42 runs in quick succession a horror mix-up saw Virat Kohli run out for 74.
Rahane called Kohli through for a single in the 77th over before realising he had played it straight to the man at mid-on sending his captain back with no chance to make his ground. Josh Hazlewood made no blunder with his throw and Nathan Lyon made the run-out to leave Kohli shaking his head on his way off.
Hanuma Vihari wicket taken by Hazlewood at 16 runs and at the end of day one Wriddhiman Saha (wk) 9* and Ravichandran Ashwin 15* on Creas.The Indians finished the day at 6-233.
Earlier, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon accounted for Prithvi Shaw (0), Mayank Agarwal (17) and Cheteshwar Pujara (43) respectively.
Lyon produced the biggest breakthrough of the day so far, having Pujara caught at leg-gully on review to end the No.3 160-ball stay. Mitchell Starc accounted his 2nd Wicket of Ajinkya Rahane in the last seasson.
Stumps, Day 1
A super final session for the hosts who picked up three wickets!
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