India Slump to worst Collapse as Australia take lead 1-0
India vs Australia, 1st Test,Pune
Series: Australia tour of India 2017
Australia won by 333 Runs
Australia : 260/10, 285/10
India: 105/10, 107/10
MoM: Steeve O’Keefe for 6/35 in Both innings-12/70
Despite being rated lowly within the run-up to the first cricket Test towards India, Australia skipper Steve Smith, whose defiant ton helped the visitors thrash the hosts by 333 runs and end their 19-matches unbeaten run, is beaten to check in their first win within the sub-continent after a gap of thirteen lengthy years.
Rating his ton 109 off 202 balls in the 2nd innings, on top of his 18 Test hundreds, Smith stated getting a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series is something big.
“Thought it was going to be hardwork. I’m proud of the way the guys played. Winning the toss became a bonus, good plans in place. It’s been 4502 days on the grounds that Australia won a Test in India, We are aware of it to the day,” Smith stated in the publish-match presentation ceremony.
“A huge lead on this wicket. We’ve got a few excellent players of spin and true spinners.”
Hailing his left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe, who got career best figures 12/70 to assist Australia disregard India for 105 and 107, the 27-year-old Smith stated: “O’Keefe become extremely good. When he pulled his duration returned slightly (O’Keefe), it felt he’d get a wicket every ball. You want to have a few good fortune on a wicket like that. It took a whole lot of grit and determination.”
Australia coach Darren Lehmann, who was himself a awesome exponent of taking on the spinners head-on throughout his playing days, is inspired with the way his wards completed in the Test.
“Great result, surely inspired with our batting. It’s a task for both teams. We learned lessons from Sri Lanka,” he said.
Lehmann, but, recommended his side that the hosts will get most difficult within the second Test and it’ll be a challenge for the Kangaroos.
“A project to replicate that during Bengaluru. We spoke about good defence and take on the game when you could,” he stated.
Playing his first Test within the sub-continent, the 32-year-old O’Keefe, who lower back with identical figures of 6/35 in each inning, turned into deservingly named the Man of the Match.
“The first innings turned into a piece of blur. The ball tended to skid on extra than spin so it uncovered the stumps and the leg before wicket,” O’Keefe stated.
“My first six wickets became everyday, I had to alternate it up fast. Our batters labored surely tough no longer to get overwhelmed on one edge,” he introduced.
Both the sides will now face off the second Test, starting on March 4 in Bengaluru.