Virat Kohli-led India seal 1st Test series win on Australian soil

India batting 1st innings
Batsman Dismissal Runs (balls) 4s/6s SR
M Agarwal c Starc b Lyon 77 (112) 7/2 68.75
KL Rahul c S Marsh b Hazlewood 9 (6) 2/0 150.00
C Pujara c & b Lyon 193 (373) 22/0 51.74
V Kohli (c) c Paine b Hazlewood 23 (59) 4/0 38.98
A Rahane c Paine b Starc 18 (55) 1/0 32.72
H Vihari c Labuschagne b Lyon 42 (96) 5/0 43.75
R Pant (wk) not out 159 (189) 15/1 84.12
R Jadeja b Lyon 81 (114) 7/1 71.05
Didn’t bat: M Shami, J Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
Fall of wickets: 10/1 (KL Rahul, 1.3), 126/2 (M Agarwal, 33.6), 180/3 (V Kohli, 52.5), 228/4 (A Rahane, 70.2), 329/5 (H Vihari, 101.6), 418/6 (C Pujara, 129.6), 622/7 (R Jadeja, 167.2)
Extras: 20 (13 leg byes, 5 wides, 2 byes)
Total: 622/7 dec. in 167.2 overs at 3.71 runs per over
Australia bowling 1st innings
Bowler Overs/Mdns Runs Wickets Economy
M Starc 26/0 123 1 4.73
J Hazlewood 35/11 105 2 3.00
P Cummins 28/5 101 0 3.60
N Lyon 57.2/8 178 4 3.10
M Labuschagne 16/0 76 0 4.75
T Head 4/0 20 0 5.00
U Khawaja 1/0 4 0 4.00
Australia batting 1st innings
Batsman Dismissal Runs (balls) 4s/6s SR
M Harris b Jadeja 79 (120) 8/0 65.83
U Khawaja c Pujara b K Yadav 27 (71) 3/0 38.02
M Labuschagne c Rahane b Shami 38 (95) 7/0 40.00
S Marsh c Rahane b Jadeja 8 (13) 2/0 61.53
T Head c & b K Yadav 20 (56) 2/0 35.71
P Handscomb b Bumrah 37 (111) 5/0 33.33
T Paine (c & wk) b K Yadav 5 (14) 1/0 35.71
P Cummins b Shami 25 (44) 6/0 56.81
M Starc not out 29 (55) 3/0 52.72
N Lyon lbw K Yadav 0 (5) 0/0 0.00
J Hazlewood lbw K Yadav 21 (45) 2/0 46.66
Fall of wickets: 72/1 (U Khawaja, 21.6), 128/2 (M Harris, 42.6), 144/3 (S Marsh, 48.1), 152/4 (M Labuschagne, 51.4), 192/5 (T Head, 66.2), 198/6 (T Paine, 68.6), 236/7 (P Cummins, 84.3), 257/8 (P Handscomb, 89.4), 258/9 (N Lyon, 90.5), 300/10 (J Hazlewood, 104.5)
Extras: 11 (5 wides, 4 byes, 2 leg byes)
Total: 300/10 in 104.5 overs at 2.86 runs per over
India bowling 1st innings
Bowler Overs/Mdns Runs Wickets Economy
M Shami 19/2 58 2 3.05
J Bumrah 21/5 62 1 2.95
R Jadeja 32/11 73 2 2.28
K Yadav 31.5/6 99 5 3.10
H Vihari 1/0 2 0 2.00
Australia batting 2nd innings (following on, trail by 322 runs)
Batsman Dismissal Runs (balls) 4s/6s SR
U Khawaja not out 4 (12) 1/0 33.33
M Harris not out 2 (12) 0/0 16.66
Didn’t bat: M Labuschagne, S Marsh, P Handscomb, T Head, T Paine, P Cummins, M Starc, N Lyon, J Hazlewood
Extras: 0
Total: 6/0 in 4 overs at 1.50 runs per over
India bowling 2nd innings
Bowler Overs/Mdns Runs Wickets Economy
M Shami 2/1 4 0 2.00
J Bumrah 2/1 2 0 1.00
  • India recorded their first Test series win on Australian soil, having first toured the country in 1948. Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain to win a Test series Down Under, and India are the first Asian team, and the fifth team after England, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies, to win a Test series in Australia.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara made his 18th Test century, a 373-ball 193 (22×4) and laid the foundation for a possible Indian victory late in the Test.
  • Mayank Agarwal, playing his second Test, made an aggressive 77 and once again took India off to a good start after the early loss of KL Rahul.
  • Rishabh Pant made his second Test century and his highest score (159 runs off 189 balls, punctuated by 15 fours and one six) in Test cricket, to propel India to 622/7 declared on the second afternoon.
  • Leading India for the 46th time in Test cricket, Kohli recorded his 10th draw.

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