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India and Australia on a knife edge as they go into the final day of 1st Test in Adelaide

India's captain Kohli reacts with teammates after the dismissal of Australia's Handscomb
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Nathan Lyon - 8 wickets in the match for Australia
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Austalia's wicketkeeper Paine attempts to stump India's Pujara
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India added another 156 runs to their overnight score with Cheteshwar Pujara again providing the mainstay of their batting. Useful contributions from Ajinkya Rahane 70 and Rishabh Pant 28 got India to 307 all out, leaving Australia 323 to win in their 2nd innings.

Match Summary

India 250 – (Cheteshwar Pujara 123; Pat Cummins 2-49, Mitchell Starc 2-63, Nathan Lyon 2-83, Josh Hazlewood 3-52) and 307 (Cheteshwar Pujara 71, Ajinkya Rahane 70; Nathan Lyon 6-122, , Mitchell Starc 3-40)

Australia – 235 (Travis Head 72; Ravichandran Ashwin 3-57, Jasprit Bumrah 3-47, Ishant Sharma 2-47, Mohammed Shami 2-58) and 104-4 (Ravichandran Ashwin 2-44, Mohammed Shami 2-15)

At the Close -  Australia need 219 runs to win with 6 wickets remaining

Scorecard

At the close of play on the 4th day, Australia required 219 runs to win tomorrow, on the final day of the 1st Test , with six wickets left.

Both sides will feel they have a chance of winning this Test match from here. The odds, however, are just in favour of an India win. It will all depend on how long the Marsh/Travis partnership lasts in the first session tomorrow morning.

Australia - Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India - Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

 

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