India's show at Feroze Shah Kotla, 112/1

March 23, 2013 19:18
India's show at Feroze Shah Kotla, 112/1

First day for India was emphatic after they managed to seize eight wickets morally dislodging Australia in the final test of the 4 game series in India. The second day was better. Pragnyan Ojha claimed his 100th wicket in 22rd game becoming the third fastest Indian to achieve the feat only after  Prasanna and legend Anil Kumble who managed the ame in 20 and 21 tests.

His 100th wicket was Australian tail ender James Pattison. He is the 18th Indian and 163rd in the world to have the 100 wickets figure on his resume. Australian team were all sent back to the dressing rooms before the lunch session, only 31 runs for the Kangaroos today, yet. The Indians meanwhile have scored 112 runs for the loss of one wicket. Pujara fell prey to a stunner from Nathan Lyon only a couple of runs after his half century.

Murali Vijay and Kohli now hold the ground stable with their perfomances as India trails behind Australia by just 150 runs.

Indians triumph on the first day of the last test in the four test series in home ground against the Kangaroos who have failed to make a mark yet in the matches. On the first day at Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium, all tables were turned in India's favor.

The Indian bowling attack was impressive as it managed to not only restrict big scores but also topple most of the team. Australia is on its knees after losing 8 wickets on the first day itself while it scored a meager 231 runs on the first day. The final batsmen are not expected to add more than a hundred to the score making it easy as a pie for the Indians to chase.

Ed Cowan failed to score big after he was bowled out by Indian magic spinner Ravichandran Ashwin at 38. Captain Shane Watson also surrendered his wicket early in the game with just 17 runs to his name. Steven Smith who was proving to be dangerous was dismissed by a fantastic ball Ashwin while being caught in the deep by Rahane. Ashwin managed to bag a total of 4 wickets proving to be instrumental in the bowling attack yet again. Jadeja and Ashwin also had two wickets to their name each.

Ind vs Aus Scorecard
4th Test Day 1

Aus 231/10 (112.1 overs)
Peter Siddle 51    Ashwin 5/57
Steven Smith 46    Ishant 2/35
Philip Hughes 45

India 112/1 (27.1 overs)
Pujara 52    Lyon 1/18
Vijay 48
Kohli 1

(AW- Anil)

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