Australia vs India, 1st Test: Weather Forecast and Pitch Report – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 1st Test: Weather Forecast and Pitch Report – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21

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Adelaide [Photo-AP]

On Thursday (17th December), the much-awaited four-match Test series between the hosts Australia and the visitors India will begin. While it will be a day/night pink-ball Test, Adelaide Oval (Adelaide) will host this series opener.

Before the ongoing tour, India previously toured in Australia during 2018/19 summer, where the visitors created history by winning their first-ever Test series in this country (won by the 2-1 margin). While the visitors will try their best to imitate that success, the hosts are desperate to not repeat that disaster moment.

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Australian captain Tim Paine and Indian captain Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

In this ongoing India tour of Australia, we have already experienced two limited-overs series, where the hosts won the three-match ODI series (2-1) and then the visitors won the three-match T20I series (2-1).

Australia vs India, 1st Test: Weather Forecast

Adelaide Oval (Adelaide) will host the first Test of the series between Australia and India, which has been scheduled between 17th December and 21st December. It will be the day/night Test match, which has been scheduled to begin at 02:30 PM (14:30) local time.

According to the latest update in AccuWeather, only the fifth day of this Test match can face little rain challenge, but it is unlikely to interrupt the game for longer period.

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Image Credit: AccuWeather

Australia vs India, 1st Test: Pitch Report

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Talking about the historical pitch report at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide), the batsmen enjoyed the initial period as the ball came nicely to the bat. With the time progress, the spinners also enjoyed the pitch.

However, talking about the fourth innings total at Test venues, Adelaide Oval (Adelaide) has the greatest batting record as it is the only venue where 300+ totals have been scored in the fourth innings for more than 10 times (12 times).

Overall

Overall 1st innings 2nd innings 3rd innings 4th innings
321.13 387.63 356.91 285.91 209.94

In last 5 Tests

Overall 1st innings 2nd innings 3rd innings 4th innings
268.05 348.40 274.20 228.40 209.50