After 15 years India wins over australia by 31 runs in test match at Adelaide Oval. India has gained its first victory after 10 years against Australia.
R Ashwin took the last wicket and India won over Australia by 31 runs. Virat Kohli has become the first Asian captain to win Tests in England, Australia and South Africa. Mini-partnerships by the Australian tail-enders on the final day of the Test baffled the Indian bowlers as they needed to sit tight for a huge victory. This is the first time when India won an opening Test of a series in Australia. The player of the match was Cheteshwar Pujara who amazingly took 123 runs in first innings and succeeded to take 71 runs in the second innings as well, where as, Ajinkya Rahane helped the Indian team by making 70 runs and gave a huge contribution to make India proud in this victory over Australia at Adelaide Oval.
Tim Paine (41), Pat Cummins (28), Mitchell Starc (28), Nathan Lyon (38) and Josh Hazlewood (13) played splendidly to take Australia closer to the objective however it wasn’t sufficient for the hosts to record a win. Australia set up a splendid rearguard, with their last six wickets influencing India to win all of their prosperity. India likewise turned into the second Asian side to win the primary Test of an arrangement in Australia after Pakistan at the MCG in 1978/79 (arrangement 1-1). India’s Cheteshwar Pujara was decreed man of the match.