Australia have slipped from 112-0 to 148-4. It was just a matter of one wicket in the morning. Ajinkya Rahane will have to step up and be the glue in the middle order, like he did wonderfully in the last tour down under. End of a fighting knock by Cummins. Has a look of disbelief on his face as he walks back. A good decision not to review, looked plumb to the naked eye as well.
The target of 287 was always going to be a tough ask on a dicey pitch, and the Indian batting were never allowed to stay long. But the wicket-taking delivery turns out to be a back of a length ball going down the leg side. On a length around off, coming in, Finch looked to defend but missed it due to the bounce staying a touch low. India lead the 4-match series 1-0. Jasprit Bumrah bowls a tidy over from the other end. According to a Cricbuzz report, captain Tim Paine also said that Aaron Finch would continue to open the innings with Marcus Harris.
If not for the events in South Africa earlier this year, the build-up could have been a lot different. His fourth five-wicket haul in Test cricket and the second in this year. The wicket is not the most conducive for batting and that will be there on the mind of the Indian batsmen. The wicket is likely to have a lot more bounce than the one in Adelaide. A great start to the session though for India. With a target of 287, the visitors needed a good start but things have not gone according to plan. And they have taken the new ball.
He just gets an outside edge that flies to the right of Kohli at third slip. He has been cleared of any serious damage but remains to be seen if he will bat or not. He also gives some kind of a send-off with a few words and actions. Australia, meanwhile, recalled allrounder Mitch Marsh, dropping struggling batsman Peter Handscomb. Finch seems to have been trapped plumb in front here.
If the recent batting brain fades are anything to go by, India look set to take the early 1-0 series lead. The ball beats everything, including a lunging Rishabh Pant who cannot reach the ball and it goes for four byes. He cannot do anything apart from fend and unluckily for him, the ball hits the glove and lobs over Rishabh Pant to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip. A good decision not to review, looked plumb to the naked eye as well. The two will now be playing for lunch here. Five days of drama and excitement have ended in an historic Indian victory in Adelaide. Head loses his composure as he goes chasing after this wide one and goes for an expansive drive.
Dangerous tactic when you think the Indian 3 Quicks out bowled the Aussie 3 in Adelaide. Vihari has snapped an 84-run stand that was looking dangerous for India. Alternatively you can navigate to a legacy version of the website, which is compatible with older browsers:. An important breakthrough for India, considering the second new ball is just three overs away. Looking to leave the ball, Rahul manages to edge that right back onto the stumps as the Australians are celebrating. The Australians are celebrating here as Vijay goes for 20.
Perth is where India and Australia will line up Friday morning to play the second Test after Virat Kohli's pacers outbowled Australia's to set up a 31-run win at the Adelaide Oval earlier this week. A sorry shot by Ishant. That is it from the opening T20I between Australia and India at the 'Gabba. Fourth wicket for the off spinner. This is just what the Aussies would have wanted when the two came out to bat at the start of the day. Today, it is Starc's turn to give it back. Jasprit Bumrah bowls a tidy over from the other end.