First Day of the 1st Test: Live Score Updates, India vs. Australia After keeping Australia to 177 runs on Day 1, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are making a good start for India. All told, Ravindra Jadeja (5/47) and R. Ashwin (3/42) were responsible for five dismissals apiece.
Ashwin picked up Scott Boland’s wicket for his third victim, while Jadeja, the comeback man, finished with five for the innings by taking out Todd Murphy. Jadeja first caught Matt Renshaw and Todd Murphy, who had teamed up with Steve Smith (37 at the time) and Marnus Labuschagne (49), then he dismissed Steve Smith and Labuschagne.
In the second session, experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (2/41) was the other wicket-taker for India, and he removed Alex Carrey from the game after he had scored 36 runs off of 33 balls.
R Ashwin achieved a major milestone with his clean bowling of Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey (36). Ashwin is the 11th bowler in Test cricket history to reach 450 wickets. Labuschagne and Steve Smith put together a solid third-wicket combination for Australia, which helped them recover from a slow start.
At noon on Thursday, Day 1 of the inaugural Test between India and the tourists in Nagpur, the visitors had reached a score of 76-2. India’s openers Usman Khawaja (1) and David Warner (1) were both dismissed by Mohd Siraj and Mohd Shami in the first three overs.
When the Australians won the toss and elected to bat first in Nagpur, it was skipper Pat Cummins who made the call. From the Nagpur ground, our senior cricket journalist Sandip G is providing live coverage of the match.
India’s roster includes Rohit Sharma (captain), K.L. Rahul, C.P. Uthappa, V. Kohli, S. Yadav, S. Bharat (wicketkeeper), R. Jadeja, R. Ashwin, A. Patel, S. Shami, S. Siraj, and S. Jadeja (all wicketkeepers).
Australia’s starting XI: David Warner (c), Usman Khawaja (w), Marnus Labuschagne (w), Steven Smith (c), Matt Renshaw (w), Peter Handscomb (w), Alex Carey (w), Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon (w), Todd Murphy (c), and Scott Boland (w).
When the best Test teams in the world, India and Australia, face off, it’s bound to be a hot and exciting Border-Gavaskar Trophy competition. This much so that for certain Australian players, not even the Ashes matters as much.
Since their first meeting in 1947, these two superpowers have met 102 times, with Australia holding a slight edge (43 wins to 30) in the overall series. Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team made history in the 2018–19 season by becoming the first Asian team to win a series in Australia.
The 2020/21 season is most notable for India’s comeback after they were bowled out for just 36 runs in their second innings of the first Test in Adelaide and still managed to win the match. Even though Virat Kohli had to travel home before the completion of the second Test, the performance of stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 112 runs at the hallowed MCG, has cemented the second game of that series in current lore.
India would eventually win by eight wickets, and that knock was crucial. Australia and India played to a draw in the third Test, but India came back to win the fourth by three wickets to take the series and the fortress of Gabba.