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IND vs AUS, 4th Test, Day 1 — Debutant Kuldeep Yadav, Steve Smith star on engrossing Day 1

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 Australia started off with confidence, despite the blow with their opener Renshaw departing early. Together Smith and Warner guided their side to a sensational 131/1 at the end of session one. But then there was ashift in momentum. Indians roared back to strike off five wickets giving away around 70 runs. Debutant Kuldeep was the architect taking three and Yadav taking his second. Post-tea session continued with their dominance as they bundled up the Aussies for 300. Young leggie took four while Bhuvi, Ashwin, Jadeja got one each. Indians come out to face just the reamaining one over, but Hazlewood gets a maiden. All eye surely on tomorrow’s showdown.

Over 1 | Score 0/0 | Vijay 0* ; Rahul 0*

Just one over for the Indians. That was complete one sided game. Indians continuing with their dominance ceasing the visitors for 300. Players are out on the field. Rahul on strike, Hazlewood with the ball. Leaves the first ball. Maiden. And thats the end of Day 1.

Over 88.3 | Score 300/10 | Lyon 13 ; Hazlewood 2*

Bhuvi returns and finishes off Aussies in style. Swings in, strike towards mid-wicket and Pujara right in place to take that catch.

NM Lyon c Pujara b Kumar 13 (28b)

Over 88 | Score 300/9 | Lyon 13* ; Hazlewood 2*

Ashwin continues with the old ball to give away just a single of his over. Jadeja strikes his first to dismiss Wade. Crucial wicket from the no. 1 Test bowler.

Over 86 | Score 293/8 | Lyon 13* ; Wade 52*

Kuldeep in. Coming around the wicket. Ohh waht was that! Misfiedl by Umesh and it costs a boundary. And yet again. Beauty from Lyon with another sweep past the leg umpire. Costly over. Jadeja is the next bowler. Wade drifts it towards deep square leg for a single.


Over 84 | Score 283/8 | Lyon 5* ; Wade 50*

Wickets are falling around him, but Wade comfortably notches up his fifty. Awesome! Jadeja back. No new ball till now. Maiden.


Over 82 | Score 280/8 | Lyon 4* ; Wade 48*

Kuldeep comes in and gives away three runs. Iyer is now off the field, was in place of Murali Vijay. Ashwin with the ball, donates a leg-bye for a boundary.


Over 80 | Score 271/8 | Lyon 1* ; Wade 46*

Kuldeep gives away one run. Ashwin with the ball. Flatter, into the pads, and substitute fielder Shreyas Iyer throws it hard to get Keefe off the pitch. Sensational run-out and Indian dominance continues.

SNJ O’Keefe run out 8 (16b)


Over 78 | Score 268/7 | Keefe 8* ; Wade 44*

Wade seems to take charge for the Aussies he lofts over Kuldeep to strike a four and match into his 40s. 5 of the over. Umesh comes in. Much slower session. Ohh a bouncer! Keefe ducks it. Beauty by Keefe with that straight drive to get a boundary.



Over 76 | Score 258/7 | Keefe 4* ; Wade 38*

Kuldeep comes back. Can he get his five-wicket haul on his debut? Three of the over. Another Yadav comes in. Cheeky shot, between two slips and goes for a four. Keefe of the mark with a flick shot to the staright ball.


Over 74 | Score 246/7 | Keefe 0* ; Wade 30*

Kuldeep comes back to claim his fourth for the day. Spins, goes for the cover drive, but the ball dips and goes straight to Kuldeep. Caught and Bowled. Keefe walks in. Umesh comes back. Indian dominance continues in third session.

PJ Cummins c & b Kuldeep Yadav 21 (40b)


Over 72 | Score 242/6 | Cummins 21* ; Wade 26*

Chinaman comes back. Cummins seems like he is unable to judge the spin. Gets a maiden. Ashwin comes in next. Both rotates strike off a single.

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