Australia vs India 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Dec 6, 2018
From 1947 to 2017 India and Australia played a total 94 test matches. Australia got 41 victories and India won 26 test matches, one tied and 26 drawn. The highest total of the venue is 674 scored by the home team in 1948 against India. India team highest total at Adelaide Oval ground is 526 scored against the home team Australia in 2008. In the result of the shortest format of the cricket game series India had not shown the great performance but in test cricket, they are world’s number 1 ranked team with 116 points and Australia got 102 points and they are at number 5 position in the ranking.
1st Test, India tour of Australia 2018, Watch Ind v Aus Cricket highlights today – First test day one from Adelaide Oval (Australia) Thursday 6th December 2018. Adelaide’s previous three Tests have been day-nighters, but India didn’t fancy one of those on this tour so it’s the ground’s first traditional Test match since 2014 when these two sides last met. The surface looked dry the day before the match and there is hot weather predicted for the first day, then warm, sunny conditions throughout so spin could be a factor.
India have ditched their five-bowler policy and named only four frontline bowlers in their XII – the pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah to be complemented by R Ashwin’s off-spin. The only point that is uncertain is who will bat at No.6, with both Rohit Sharma and Hanuma Vihari named in the XII. Mitchell Marsh has been dropped in favour of frontline batsman Peter Handscomb, while Marcus Harris is confirmed for a debut opening the batting. That will be alongside Aaron Finch, with Usman Khawaja taking the No. 3 spot.
India won the toss and elected to bat.
India team/playing XI
1 KL Rahul, 2 M Vijay, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rohit Sharma, 7 Rishabh Pant (wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.
Australia team/playing XI
1 Aaron Finch, 2 Marcus Harris, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Shaun Marsh, 5 Peter Handscomb, 6 Travis Head, 7 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
(last five completed matches)