In a close game, Team India defeated Australia by 31 runs to take a 1-0 lead the series. It is a historic win for India as it is their first test victory in Australia after 11 years. Also, it is India’s first ever victory in the first test of the series in Australia.
On the 5th day, India needed 6 wickets to win the match. The Australia team fought hard, thanks to some brilliant batting performance by Shaun Marsh and Nathan Lyon towards the end.
Indian spinner Ashwin took the final wicket of Josh Hazlewood caught by KL Rahul at the slips. Cheteshwar Pujara, for his brilliant knock of 123 and 71 runs, was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’.
It was a big match for Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant too as he became the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 11 catches in a Test match.
The second test will be played on 14th Dec at the Perth stadium.
India: 250-10 (88.0) & 307-10 (106.5)
Australia: 235-10 (98.4) & 291-10 (119.5)
Here are few Twitter reactions:
What a way to start the series!#TeamIndia never released the pressure. Superb batting by @cheteshwar1 with crucial knocks in both innings, @ajinkyarahane88 in the 2nd innings and excellent contributions by our 4 bowlers. This has brought back memories of 2003. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/4gmviaKeCC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 10, 2018
Brilliant by the Indian team.well fought and a well deserved victory #INDvAUS
— Ajit Agarkar (@imAagarkar) December 10, 2018
Congratulations team India 🇮🇳 on winning the 1st test and creating the history… All the bowlers did a great job. And definitely @cheteshwar1 knock was special and made the difference. @BCCI #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/34d1z9un0t
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) December 10, 2018
History repeats itself!
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 10, 2018
— Naman Ojha (@namanojha35) December 10, 2018
Yup, Ashwin finally finds the edge of Hazlewood’s bat to complete hard fought win. Shabaash India!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 10, 2018
Kings XI Punjab:
Chakh de Phatte #TeamIndia! 🙌🏻👏🏼
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) December 10, 2018
— ICC (@ICC) December 10, 2018
Well done Cheteshwar, the quiet soldier. Adelaide 2018 will always be remembered as your special test match.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) December 10, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 10, 2018