India beat Australia by 31 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series at the Adelaide today. Chasing a target 323, Australia were all out for 291 in 119.5 overs on the final day. The home side resumed from overnight 104 for four, needing 219 more for an improbable victory.
Batting first, India were all out for 250 in their first innings and then bowled out the hosts for 235 to take a 15-run lead. India made 307 in their second innings to set Australia a challenging target.
What a way to start the series!#TeamIndia never released the pressure. Superb batting by @cheteshwar1 with crucial knocks in both innings, @ajinkyarahane88 in the 2nd innings and excellent contributions by our 4 bowlers. This has brought back memories of 2003. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/4gmviaKeCC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 10, 2018