Australia go 1-0 up after India’s lowest total in Test history

Brief scorecard: Australia 191/10 (Tim Paine 73*, Marnus Labuschagne 47; Ravichandran Ashwin 4/55, Umesh Yadav 3/40) and 93/2 (Joe Burns 51*, Matthew Wade 33; Ashwin 1/16) beat India 244/10 (Virat Kohli 74, Cheteshwar Pujara 43; Mitchell Starc 4/53, Pat Cummins 3/48) and 36/9 (Mayank Agarwal 9; Josh Hazlewood 5/8, Cummins 4/21) by 8 wickets

Australia vs India 1st Test 2020, stats

  • India were dismissed for their lowest total in Test cricket (36) as they ceded the advantage of a first-innings lead and lost the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 by eight wickets.
  • Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was the wrecker-in-chief for Australia in India’s second innings with figures of 5-3-8-5. In the process, he became the 18th Australian to take 200 Test wickets and completed his eighth five-wicket haul in the format.
  • India’s batting collapse on the third morning undid their strong bowling display on the second day to secure a 53-run first-innings lead.
  • Captain Virat Kohli’s 74 led the way for India in their first innings before he was run-out. It was his 23rd Test half-century.
  • Opener Mayank Agarwal, with his 17 with the bat in India’s first innings, became the third-fastest Indian batsman to complete 1000 Test runs.
  • Indian bowlers, led by Ravichandran Ashwin, had reduced Australia to 111 for seven before Tim Paine’s rescue act ensured the home team didn’t concede a more significant first-innings lead. The Australian captain made his eighth Test half-century, an unbeaten 73 to lift his team to 193.
  • It was Kohli’s 13th loss as Indian Test captain, while the defeat was India’s 43rd overall against Australia in 99 Tests and their 30th loss Down Under.
  • All-rounder Cameron Green became the 459th Test player for Australia after being handed his debut in Adelaide. He received his Baggy Green from fast bowler Pat Cummins.