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The first match of the 4-Test series between India and Australia is being played at the Adelaide Oval. In this day-night test, after winning the toss and batting first, the Indian team has lost 3 wickets so far. At the moment, captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are at the crease
Cheteshwar Pujara scored 43 runs off 160 balls. He was caught by Nathan Lyons on Marnus Labushane. Pujara partnered 68 runs off 191 balls for the third wicket with Kohli. Pujara had played 100 balls to score the opening 18 runs.
India lost 2 wickets in first session
Australia sent both openers to the pavilion before the first session or dinner break. Mayank Agarwal was dismissed by 17 runs. Fast bowler Pat Cummins bowled him clean. Earlier, opener Prithvi Shaw returned to the pavilion without opening the account on the second ball of the match. Mitchell Starc bowled him.
Kohli missed a catch from Pat Cummins in the 27th over of the match. Cummins’ ball to Kohli’s bat and pad went to Matthew Wade standing at short leg. However, the ball dropped before reaching him. Kohli was playing 5 runs at that time.
Indian captain Kohli has been lucky to win the toss in Tests so far. Kohli has won the toss in Test as many times since 2015, then India has not lost the match. Kohli captained the Test team in 2015. Since then, has won the toss in 25 matches (excluding the current Adelaide Test). During this time he won 21 Tests and played 4 draws.
50% of fans enter the stadium
Both the fans of India and Australia have come to watch the match. The Australian Government has approved 50% of fans watching the match for the day-night test. The capacity of Adelaide Stadium is 54 thousand visitors.
Team India’s playing eleven
The Indian team has four specialist bowlers. Shami, Bumrah and Umesh Pace will handle the department. Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone spinner in the final 11. However, he may be supported by Hanuma Vihari. In the middle order are Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.
This is the debut match of all-rounder Cameron Green for the Australia team. Joe Burns and Matthew Wade will open for the team. At the same time, Marnus Labushane will be seen batting at number three. Nathan Lyon was included as the spinner.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Ajinkya Rahane, Riddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah.
Australia: Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labushane, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper and captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.