India v/s Australia 1st Test Day 5, Adelaide: Kohli continues his aggressive streak; target now 91

Adelaide:Saturday, 13 December 2014

77 overs- 275/4

11:39 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

74 overs- 254/4

Kohli- 111 off 149 balls

Rohit- 1 off 10 balls

72 overs- 244/4

11:19 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

In a back-to-back blow to India, Ajinkya Rahane has been dismissed on zero. Rahane cSmith bLyon. It is never easy for a new batsman on a new, bouncy, turning track

11:14 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

Murali Vijay dismissed on 99. Nathan Lyon finally gets the wicket. Vijay out for a fantastic 99.

Virat Kohli scored a remarkable century! Back-to- back centuries for the captain. His third century at Adelaide.

11:07 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014
68 overs- 234/2

11:05 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014
67 overs- 229/2

Kohli- 95 off 226

Vijay- 96 off 130

65 overs- 221/2

Virat Kohli has shown his true colours like a champion. Vijay too has batted excellently well.

10:21 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

61 overs- 205/2. India need 159 more to win

A good session for India as they have scored 100 runs and not lost a single wicket.

If Virat Kohli bats till the end the chase is possible. India cannot be denied a victory.

10:12 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

59 overs- 199/2

Mitchell Johnson bowls a much-needed maiden over as both batsmen look strong and confident.

India need 165 more runs to win with 8 wickets in hand.

9:53 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

55 overs- 183/2

Vijay- 73 off 187, Kohli- 72 off 97

A partnership of 126 runs from 213 balls is going strong and well on course.

And there he goes! Virat Kohli gets most runs by an Indian on captaincy debut

This match could be a DRAW or a WIN. It would be too early to determine the result.

54 overs- 180/2

9:29 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

50 overs- 165/2


9:18 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

48 overs- 159/2

9:18 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014
47 overs- 151/2

Kohli- 60 off 83 balls, Vijay- 66 off 159 balls

India inching closer to victory?

9:05 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

HALF-CENTURY for Kohli! He has batted well in tough conditions, scoring 52 off 71 balls. The Murali Vijay- Virat Kohli partnership has been going strong and have sucessfully together withstood the Australian bowling attack. They are at 64 and 50 runs respectively.

8:54 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

Both sides battling it out to take supremacy in a match that could go swing in either one’s favour.

43 overs- 138/2

Excited twitterati have had several nail-biting momemnts on the final day of the first test. Enthusiasm, excitement and nervousness is evident from their tweets.

8:41 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

39 overs- 127/2

Kohli- 36 off 47 balls, Vijay- 58 off 141 balls

8:29 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

HALF-CENTURY! Murali Vijay scores a well-played half ton. This is his second fifty of the Test. Murali Vijay- 50 off 132 balls.

7:51 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

India need 259 more runs to win

7:39 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

At lunchtime- 34 overs- 105/2

Kohli- 25 off 37

Vijay 47 off 121

Steven Smith brought into the attack

Murali Vijay steadily advances towards half-century. 45 off 113 balls.

32 overs- 101/2

7:13 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

28 overs- 89/2

Vijay- 32 off 93 balls.

Kohli- 23 off 29 balls

Kohli playing a few good shots since morning as he holds fort while Vijay supports him well.

You can never take away the excitement of an India-Australia series, specially when the match is going down to the wire.

6:57 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

24 overs- 78/2

Match turns exciting and competitive on Day 5 with predictions.

6:51 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

23 overs- 75/2

Virat Kohli latches one one. Very difficult played outside the offstump against the world’s fastest bowler Mitchell Johnson.

6:48 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

22 overs- 70/2

Virat Kohli will look to fire and prove a point after a few ugly on-field incidents. As he bats a lot of chatter could be overheard in the background.

6:39 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

19 overs- 61/2

OUT! A fine edge to keeper Haddin has cost Pujara the wicket to a Lyon delivery as India lose its second wicket. Pujara 21 off 38 balls.

6:31 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

18 overs- 57/1.

Ryan Harris bowls a maiden over to mount pressure on Indian batsmen

17 overs- 57/1

6:20 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

Some confident shots by Indian batsmen as the Vijay and Pujara display gritty and gutsy batting.

16 overs- 57/1

Marius Erasmus turns down Nathan Lyon’s appeal for LBW in what looked like a close call. The ball looked like it was going on the stumps.

6:08 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

13 overs- 33/1

Peter Siddle bowls a fantastic maiden over to frustrate Indian batsmen furthermore.

The wicket is slower. Indian batsmen are struggling to score runs.

12 overs- 33/1

6:03 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014
OUT! Dhawan is the first casualty as Mitchell Johnson marks his arrival with an early wicket to dismiss the left-hander. After losing Shikhar Dhawan early into the second innings, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay will be responsible to hold the fort and either settle for a draw or take India close to victory. Dhawan 9 off 8 balls- c Haddin b Johnson

5:57 IST Saturday, 13 December 2014

India innnngs start

After Michael Clarke’s side declared at 290/5, India have been set a target of 364 on Day 5. India will look to settle for a draw as a deteriorating wicket stares them in the face.

Welcome to the coverage of Day 5 of the 1st India-Australia series. Australia are in a dominating position going into Day 5, with a lead of 363 and five wickets standing. The last day will begin at 5 am IST.

They will however be looking to declare soon, to have a crack at India in the hope of winning the Test match. 80 overs is probably a reasonable time that India would have to last if they wish to draw this Test.

India did not perform particularly well on Day 4, arguably losing all three sessions. In the first session India were bowled out for 444, adding just 75 runs to their Day 3 score of 369/5. Australia put up very strong partnerships up front and it was only towards the later part of the day that India managed a few wickets. The day was also marred by verbal spats between Shikhar Dhawan, Varun Aaron and David Warner. A disciplinary hearing might be in the offing. Here’s our piece on how the events unfolded in a rather unfortunate fashion for Varun Aaron. Oh, and Warner made 102 to add to his century in the first innings.

No Indian bowler has performed particularly well either. All that however, ceases to matter on Day 5 – which must belong to India’s batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan must learn, and quickly, to move past cute 20s and 30s. Rohit Sharma was struggling to understand line and length in the first innings, and Pujara looked uncertain though he scored 73. The onus of drawing the match on the last day has to be shared equally for India to feel comfortable. Murali Vijay did in fact own up to a ‘lapse of concentration’ on Friday. And Ajinkya Rahane made the right noises when he said that patience would be key on Day 5.

As for Australia, it’s been a surprise that Nathan Lyon has been the pick of their bowlers. One would expect Mitchell Johnson or Peter Siddle to be India’s chief destroyer. It’s bamboozling that India of late haven’t been playing spin well abroad. First Moeen Ali, now Nathan Lyon. On Day 5, India will have to contend with a resurgent Nathan Lyon on a deteriorating wicket.

Nathan Lyon took 5 Indian wickets in the first innings. He was the chief destroyer for Australia even on Day 4. Click here for complete match updates from Day 4.

And here’s the entire match report from Day 4

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