Jasprit Bumrah guided India towards a memorable win against Australia by his majestic performance on the fifth day of Adelaide test. Indian team stood as the first team to start the test series with a win on the Australian soil by beating the Tim Paine’s men with 31 runs. Though the Australians succeeded to add 107 runs before tea, the session was extended after tea and Josh Hazelwood was caught by KL Rahul in the spell of Ravichandran Ashwin. Hazelwood is the last man to get dismissed from Australia.
Jasprit Bumrah paved the foundation for the historical victory for India by his consistent performance. On the fourth day of the game, Ravichandran Ashwin struggled to pick the wickets but Bumrah repaired the situation by his consistent performance. India registered the memorable victory after 1977-78, 1981-82, 2003-04, and 2007-08. This is the fifth victory for India on the Australian soil.
Australians are at 219 runs and India needed 6 wickets to win in the first test and Indians bowled the hosts out after 71 long overs. Bumrah started his strike by dismissing Shaun Marsh and Tim Paine at a lower score. This is one of the skipper’s consecutive poor performances. He got dismissed at a single digit score for the fifth time. Bumrah picked crucial wickets of Tim Paine and Pat Cummins to lay a strong foundation for the Indian victory.
Rishabh Pant picked 11 catches from the same game to level the world records of AB De Villiers and Jack Russell. Ishant Sharma picked the wicket of Travis Head and Shaun Marsh worked hard for the survival of Australia with a half-century. Shaun Marsh survived in the second innings after scoring 2 off 19 balls in the first innings.
Tim Paine survived once at seven in the spell of Mohammed Shami and Rishabh Pant caught him after a ball to level the record of 10 catches by Wriddhiman Saha. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc made a strong stand to annoy India with 41 runs. Cummins slammed 38 runs and Starc scored 28 runs. Pat Cummins faced 121 runs, one of his longest innings and survived at a score of 19 runs. But Lyon and Hazelwood tried to resist India on the fifth day but in vain.
India 250 and 307, Australia 235 and 291, Shaun Marsh 60 and Tim Paine 41
India won by 31 runs.