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Australia vs India: Twitter Reacts As Hosts Thrash India To Take Lead In Series

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Australia beat India by eight wickets(Credits: Twitter)

Australia, on Friday, thrashed India by eight wickets in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval to take the lead in the four-match Test series. The win was Australia’s eighth win in as many day-night Tests. Chasing a modest target of 90, the hosts crossed the finishing line in 21 overs.

Openers Matthew Wade and Joe Burns all but ended India’s slim hopes of causing an upset by sharing a partnership of 70 runs. The stand came to an end when Wade was run-out for 33 in a bizarre manner.  Australia lost one more wicket when Marnus Labuschagne departed for 6 before Burns and Steve Smith took them home. Burns remained unbeaten on 51 while Smith scored 1.

Earlier in the day, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins blew away India in the very first session. India were all out for just 36 to register their lowest total in Tests, lower than the previous record of 42 against England at Lord’s in 1974. Hazlewood and Cummins were the architects of India’s demolition as the pacers took five and four wickets respectively.

36 is also the seventh lowest score in the history of Test cricket and just the second time ever no batsman scored double figures. Mayank Agarwal’s 9 was the highest score during India’s horror collapse. India’s slide started in the second over of the day when Cummins removed night-watchman Jasprit Bumrah in his first over on day three.

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Australia players celebrating a wicket against India (Credits: Twitter)

India were yet to score another run when Cummins struck again four overs later to send back Cheteshwar Pujara for a eight-ball duck.  And India were yet to add another run when Hazlewood accounted for Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane in his very first over to reduce India to 15 for 5 from 15 for 1. It then became 19 for 6 when Cummins took the prized scalp of Virat Kohli.

The likes of Wriddhiman Saha, Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin failed to get going too as India were all out for 36. The innings ended when Mohammed Shami retired hurt after coping a blow to his hand. Earlier in the game, India had scored 244 in their first innings before dismissing Australia for 191.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:

 

 

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