India thrash Australia to take 1-0 lead

Vidarbha, ,11/2: India outplayed Australia by an innings and 132 runs in the first Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a five-wicket haul, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took two as India bundled out Australia for 91 runs in the guests’ second innings. It was Ravichandran Ashwin’s 31st five-for in Test cricket. Earlier, Rohit Sharma’s 120 and Axar Patel’s 84 steered India to 400 all out, helping the side take a first innings lead of 223 runs against the guests. Todd Murphy had claimed seven wickets but lacked an equally good support from the other Australian bowlers. Visiting skipper Pat Cummins had opted to bat first in the game. India had bundled out Australia for 177, thanks to Ravindra Jadeja’s five-wicket haul. 

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