Australia Vs India 2018-19 1st Test Day 5- Highlights:
Earlier in the day, India required 6 wickets to win a test match in Australia after 10 years. Lat time India won a test match against Australia in Australia was way back in 2008. Australia began their innings from the overnight score of 104/4, required 219 to win the Adelaide test. Indian bowlers took some time to dismiss overnight players. After the dismissal of Shaun Marsh, it became a tough job for Aussie players to hold the game. Tim Paine was the last hope for Australia but he got out after the lunch break and their position becomes 187/7. Aussies tail added 104 runs for the last 3 wickets before bundled out at 291 runs. India ended their decade-long wait for a test win against Australia in Australia.
Stats And Records Made On Day 5 Of The 1st Test at Adelaide:
- For the 1st time, India won the First Test of a Test Series in Australia.
- Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian Captain and Overall, 6th Captain to win a test match in South Africa, England, and Australia in the same calendar year. Followed by Joe Darling (1902), Kepler Wessels (1994), Mark Taylor (1997), Graeme Smith (2008 & 2012) and Ricky Ponting (2009).
- 35 Wickets fell at Adelaide test via Catches which is most in a test match. Previous records of 34 catches in a test match held in the match between South-Africa and Australia at CapeTown. Consecutive 23 wickets fell via Catch out since Pat Cummins LBW in the 1st innings of the game.
- Rishabh Pant involves in 11 dismissals which is the joint most by any wicket-keeper in a test match. Rishabh Pant surpasses the record of Wridhiman Saha who involve in 10 dismissals at Cape Town against South Africa earlier this year.
- Travis Head and Pat Cummins added 50 runs for the 7th wicket and registered the highest partnership record for Australia in this game. This is the 2nd lowest highest partnership in the last 100 years for Australia.
- 31 runs win over Australia in this game becomes a 3rd narrowest win for India in test cricket. Earlier they defeated Australia by 13 runs at Mumbai in 2004 and England by 28 runs at Kolkata way back in 19772/73.