India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test, Day 1: ‘Pink’ Test awaits Kohli’s ‘new India’ in Adelaide

India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test, Day 1: It’s as good as it gets, it’s as intense as anything, it’s as nerve-wracking as one could imagine, the stage is set, the lights will also be turned on as India and Australia gear up to add a new chapter – that of the day-night Test in a pink ball – at Adelaide Oval today. One doesn’t need the added spice of a historic event like the firs day-night Test between the two sides to attract eyeballs for an India-Australia Test but it is the need of the hour and perhaps the way forward.

India in last five Tests

vs New Zealand: Lost by 7 wickets

vs New Zealand: Lost by 10 wickets

vs Bangladesh (D/N): Won by an innings and 46 runs

vs Bangladesh: Won by an innings an 130 runs

vs South Africa: Won by an innings and 202 runs

Australia Squad

Let’s have a look at the squad of Australia for the Border-Gavaskar trophy:

Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, James Pattinson, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson

Team India’s playing XI

India (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test, Day 1

Hello and welcome to the live blog of 1st Test match between India and Australia in Adelaide. It’s going to be a cracker of a contest as Kohli & Co will be playing their second-ever day-night Test match. The opponents are Australia who have the best track record of playing pink-ball Tests. The Aussies have played 7 day-night Tests, all at home, and won all of them. It’s going to be a tough challenge for India, especially while batting in the twilight period.

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