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India v/s Australia 1st Test Day 1, Adelaide: WICKET! David Warner departs for 145 as Karn Sharma gives India much-needed breakthrough
11:08 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
61 overs- 264/3
Mitchell Marsh is the new batsman. Meanwhile, Michael Clarke has gone to the hospital for treatment
10:59 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
58 overs- 258/3.
India have got the much-needed wicket of Warner who seemed dangerous but was eventually deceived by a Karn Sharma delivery. He scored 145 off 163 balls.
WICKET- KARN Sharma to Warner, OUT, runs down the track and he’s holed out at deep midwicket. Karn looks up to the sky and in celebration of his wicket. Ishant Sharma comfortably takes the catch.
10:41 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Change in the bowling department as Murali Vijay has been brought in to the attack to break the current Steven Smith-David Warner partnership.
10:21 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
50 overs- 238/2 and no sign of an Australian wicket as yet.
Australian batsmen going strong as Indian bowlers struggle.
43 overs- 205/2
Clarke- 60 off 83 balls
Warner- 115 off 122 balls
9:29 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
39 overs- 190/2
After Warner, Clarke enroute big runs. Scores half a ton. 50 runs in 69 balls.
Varun Aaron has been the most expensive bowler today in the opening test on Day 1 of the Border-Gavaskar trophy
9:20 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
37 overs- 171/2
CENTURY FOR WARNER- 100 runs off 106 balls. The left-handed batsman has been fantastic. A truly well-deserved knock.
Yet no hope for India as the visitors grow desperate for an Aussie wicket.
36 overs- 170/2.
David Warner has been absolutely fantastic as he as he tormented every Indian bowler adding to their frustration.
34 overs- 162/2
As Warner and Clarke cement their partnership, Indian bowlers look to make a breakthrough.
9:05 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
While viewers have to come to terms with the newest, young crop of cricketers, there are a few who get nostalgic about those days where India’s batting legends ruled the roost in test cricket #Indiadownunder IndvsAus
8:59 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
150 runs come up for Australia 32.1 overs
Concern over Warner-Clarke partnership grows among Twitterati:
8:51 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
31 overs- 144/2
After Warner, its Clarke’s turn now to punish the bowlers as he latches on to loose deliveries.
8:46 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Ishant Sharma, only bowler to keep the Australian batting pair under check as the home side trots to 136/2 in 30 overs. The pacer has bowled 11 overs (two maidens) claiming one wicket and giving away just 26 runs.
8:41 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
29 overs- 134/2
David Warner leading a valiant fightback as he is on 83 off 86 balls. He seems unstoppable right now. There is support to Warner from the other end in the form of Clarke
Partnership between Clarke and Wrner 42 runs off 60 balls.
7:43 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
LUNCH BREAK- Will back here in thirty minutes.
Ishant Sharma is bowling a tight line to David Warner
23 overs- 110/2
7:25 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
21 overs- 98/2
Michael Clarke is looking good as he supports Warner.
The crowd applauds Warner as he reaches 63. (Late batsman Phillip Hughes was at 63 before he was struck by a bouncer).
7:17 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
19 overs- 88/2
WICKET! This time Shane Watson departs for 14 runs off 33 balls as he nicks one to Shikhar Dhawan in the slips of an incoming Varun Aaron delivery.
7:11 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
19 overs- 88/1
After Karn Sharma was brought into the attack for the first time in this match he gave away only two runs. Capatain Virat Kohli would be happy.
16.1 overs- 85/1
FOUR! David Warner fails to distinguish an ODI and a test match as this time Shami takes the beating.
Even after Rahul ‘Wall’ Dravid has retired his fans continue to rave of the batting great.
6:58 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
15 overs- 80/1
6:57 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Half century! David Warner scores a quickfire 53 off 45 balls as the aggressive left-hander sends Indian pacemen down to the boundar ropes.
The pitch at Adelaide Oval seems like a good batting surface assisting the Australian batsmen.
6:39 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Umpires call for drinks
David Warner-42 off 34 balls
Shane Watson-9 off 12 balls
11 overs- 64/1
6:29 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
9 overs- 54/1
Shane Watson comes in for Rogers, who played a poor shot and cheaply threw away his wicket.
6:21 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
WICKET! 7.5overs- 50/1. Chris Rogers departs for 9 runs after he is caught by Shikhar Dhawan in the slips off Ishant Sharma’s delivery.
6:18 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
7.1 overs. 50 runs come up for Australia. Warner and Rogers together add to the frustration of Indian bowlers.
6:12 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
6 overs- 45/0
The Delhi lad bowls a maiden over to David Warner.
Ishant Sharma comes in to bowl round in wicket to Warner.
6:07 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
5 OVERS- 45/0. Shami gives away a mere five runs.
5:57 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
3 overs- 31/0
FOUR! 2.5 overs- 28/0. Warner 28 off 13 balls. Warner seems to have forgotten that he is playing a test and not an ODI as runs come off his bat.
FOUR! 2.2 overs- 24/0. David Warner seems to be in a hurry. Mohammed Shami is taken to the boundary ropes in two consecutive balls.
5:50 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
2 overs- 15/0
David Warner gives good start to Australia. 12 runs off 6 balls
Australia win the toss and have chosen to bat.
India squad: S Dhawan, M Vijay, CA Pujara, V Kohli*, AM Rahane, RG Sharma, WP Saha†, KV Sharma, Mohammed Shami, I Sharma, VR Aaron
Australia squad: David Warner, Chris Rogers, SR Watson, MJ Clarke*, SPD Smith, MR Marsh, BJ Haddin, PM Siddle, MG Johnson, RJ Harris, NM Lyon
1:32 IST Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Just hours remain before the start of the India-Australia series. The first Test takes off in Adelaide a 5:30 am IST. Virat Kohli will be leading the Indian side in the absence of MS Dhoni. Michael Clarke is fit to play but the death of Phillip Hughes will cast a shadow over proceedings at least on Day 1.
For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is injured, so India have to replace him with Mohammad Shami, Varun Aaron or Umesh Yadav. Ishant Sharma is likely to make the starting XI by default. India will be hoping to wash away the memories of the 0-4 whitewash last time around. You can read the full match preview of the Adelaide Test here
Moreover, India would wish to recall the memories of Adelaide 2003 through this slideshow. And lest we forget, it featured arguably the greatest performance by an Indian in Australia in a single Test. And here’s an analysis of Rahul Dravid’s performance that day.
But it has not always been smooth sailing for India in Adelaide. On the last tour in 2011-12, India put in a horror performance, losing the series 0-4 to Australia.
You will find a host of news updates, live scorecard, opinions, pictures, podcasts and videos on this page. This is dna’s one stop destination for India’s tour of Australia.
And here’s how Twitter is reacting to the upcoming series:
But you can send in your thoughts about Day 1 of the match using the hashtag #IndiaDownUnder.
A number of players from both the Indian and Australian teams have already sounded the bugle going into this huge series.
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Given Phillip Hughes’ death, this kind of banter is refreshing. But while life goes on, it is important to learn some lessons. Here we talk about why extremely good protective gear as well as good techniques are essential to prevent such accidents.
Incidentally, Phillip Hughes has been named honorary 13th man for Australia.
A lot of stories related to the series came in on Monday. Here’s a recap of what transpired yesterday.