India beat Australia by innings & 132 runs in 1st Test , take 1-0 lead in four-match series

India beats Australia

India beat Australia: Ashwin took five wickets while Jadeja took two as Australia was bowled out within half a session to be comprehensively beaten by India. 

Australia crumbled to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, with Axar Patel and Mohammed Shami backing them up, collapsing to a score of 91. They were all out within a session for a score which is their second lowest Test cricket against India. Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 25 off 51 as his teammates fell at the other end.   

Shami dismisses Boland and Australia are all out for 91 runs. India has been brilliant today but this has also been an abjectly disappointing performance from Australia. They were neck and neck with India until maybe the second half of the second session on Friday. That partnership between Jadeja and Axar seemed to have knocked the wind out of their sails and then, it was only Steve Smith who seemed to have an answer to Jadeja and Ashwin’s spin bowling. 

IND vs AUS score: Play extended for half an hour

This is normally when tea is taken but Australia are nine down and it is hard to see them surviving for even three more overs. The umpires have extended play. 

Lyon plays all around the in swinger and the leg stump takes a hop. Wonder if Smith will try to take more strikes after this. Lyon has played an extraordinary number of balls in this stand. 

First wicket of the day for Axar Patel. Murphy just chips it straight into the hands of Indian captain Rohit Sharma at midwicket. Matter of time now. 

Alex Carey was sweeping away for almost every ball of spin that he faced and so it was just a matter of time before he would have been dismissed. He misses a reverse sweep, the ball thumps him on the pads and he is a stump. 

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