India vs Australia, 1st Test Live Cricket Score: Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara Retain Australian Bowlers At Bay



IND vs AUS Live: Virat Kohli is playing his last game of the ongoing absent tour of Australia.© AFP

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have helped India rebuild on the opening day of the visitors’ first day/night Test on out of the country earth against Australia. The game is being held at the Adelaide Oval. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins accounted for a wicket apiece, dismissing Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal. Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari form the batting branch for Team India. Wriddhiman Saha is the wicketkeeper-batsman. Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are the bowlers for the visitors. Joe Burns and Matthew Wade are the openers for the hosts, with Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith and Travis Head set to follow. Skipper Tim Paine will take care of the wicket-keeper’s responsibilities, with all-rounder Cameron Green making his debut in Test cricket. Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood are the men in the bowling branch. (LIVE SCORECARD)

1st Test, Day 1 Live Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Adelaide Oval

December17202012:59 (IST)


Second boundary of the innings for Virat Kohli who rolls his wrists over the ball, directing it through the mid-wicket region.

December17202012:57 (IST)

Unmarried off the last delivery

Virat Kohli gets a unmarried off the last delivery of the 36th over of the innings bowled by Nathan Lyon, dragging the full delivery bowled outdoor off to long-on.

December17202012:51 (IST)

Two runs to Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara gets a brace having tucked absent the ball which was once angling in off the pads.

December17202012:47 (IST)

Virat Kohli shows some mean

Virat Kohli gets his first boundary of the innings, coming down the track and smashing the ball over Nathan Lyon’s head for a boundary.

December17202012:41 (IST)

Pujara takes on Lyon from the first ball

Pujara gets runs from Nathan Lyon off the first delivery, rocking back and cutting the short delivery at the back of point.

December17202012:39 (IST)

Nathan Lyon into the attack

Australia skipper Tim Paine has introduced spinner Nathan Lyon into the attack. Lyon enjoys a good record at the Adelaide Oval. 

December17202012:38 (IST)

Virat Kohli continues to receive runs at steady intervals

Virat Kohli takes benefit of another length delivery from Pat Cummins, hitting the ball at the back of point for a brace.

December17202012:36 (IST)

Two runs for Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli takes benefit of a length delivery bowled outdoor off, directing the ball past FSL for a double.

December17202012:35 (IST)

50-up for Team India

Team India have crossed the 50-run mark with 30 overs completed in the first innings. Kohli tickled a delivery bowled on the pads, towards fine leg, completing three runs. India 51/2 after 30 overs

December17202012:33 (IST)

Virat Kohli helps to keep scoreboard ticking

Virat Kohli pulls a short ball bowled around the chest towards deep square, going on to total a unmarried.

December17202012:31 (IST)

Quick unmarried by Cheteshwar Pujara

Quick unmarried for Cheteshwar Pujara who gets on top of the bounce, hitting the ball into the off-side.

December17202012:30 (IST)

Virat Kohli caught by surprise

Virat Kohli caught by surprise following a shortish length delivery which the batsman awkwardly attempted to fend, luckily managing to direct the ball towards an area where there were no fielders present.

December17202012:28 (IST)


Unmarried to Cheteshwar Pujara who pushes forward to direct the ball down to fine leg following a unmarried.

December17202012:24 (IST)


Unmarried to Cheteshwar Pujara who directs a delivery bowled on the pads, at the back of square.

December17202012:22 (IST)

Almost a catch

Virat Kohli will count himself fortunate after Matthew Wade at FSL, failed to receive his fingers under the ball in time following an within edge, having dived polite.

Kohli survives by a matter or centimetres! #AUSvIND

— (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2020

December17202012:17 (IST)

Maiden to begin off proceedings!

Josh Hazlewood bowls a maiden over, as Cheteshwar Pujara continues to remain patient relatively than going for his shots. India 41/2 after 26 overs

December17202012:13 (IST)

Josh Hazlewood to bowl the first over post Dinner break

Josh Hazlewood will bowl the first over post the Dinner break, with Cheteshwar Pujara set to face the opening delivery.

December17202011:37 (IST)

Dinner break on Day 1

Its time for the dinner break on day 1, with the Indian team reaching a complete of 41 runs for the loss of two wickets in 25 overs. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are the batsmen at the crease for the visitors.

That is the tea break with India 2-41 at the first interval #AUSvIND


— (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2020

December17202011:35 (IST)

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara total a double

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara total a double, after the former flicked a full delivery in the hole wide of mid-wicket.

December17202011:30 (IST)

Unmarried to Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli gets a unmarried, after directing a full delivery angling into the stumps, wide of mid-wicket.

December17202011:26 (IST)

Three runs from Cameron Green’s maiden over in Test cricket

Three runs from Cameron Green’s first over in Test cricket. Green bowled a no-ball from his first delivery, which was once followed by a double. Pujara flicked the ball wide of mid-wicket following a full delivery, resulting in a few runs. India 38/2 after 23 overs

December17202011:22 (IST)

Cameron Green into the attack

Cameron Green is set to bowl his first over in Test cricket, after being introduced into the attack.

December17202011:21 (IST)

Unmarried to Pujara

A unmarried to Cheteshwar Pujara, who pushes the ball square in the hole between backward point and cover, following a length delivery bowled outdoor off.

December17202011:16 (IST)

Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a double

Virat Kohli is off the mark with a double after tucking the length delivery at the back of square.

December17202011:04 (IST)

WICKET! Mayank Agarwal b Pat Cummins 17 (40)

Mayank Agarwal departs for 17 runs off 40 deliveries, as Pat Cummins gets a wicket off the first ball of the 19th over. Cummins went somewhat wide, bowled a good length delivery which went on to hit the stumps. Mayank might rue his decision to poke his hands into a push. Virat Kohli is the new man in.

Patty with a peach!

Through the gate of Agarwal with a wonderful delivery! #AUSvIND

— (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2020

December17202010:59 (IST)


Unmarried to Mayank Agarwal following a drive wide of additional cover, as Mitchell Starc attempted to go wide of the crease, targetting the off-stump.

December17202010:54 (IST)

Two runs!

Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara total a double, after the former took benefit of Mitchell Starc darting one onto the pads at 138ks.

December17202010:49 (IST)


Mayank Agarwal breaks the shackles with a boundary, slicing a somewhat wide and full delivery from Mitchell Starc over cover. Second boundary of the day for Mayank.

December17202010:47 (IST)

Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have kept things tight

Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have ensured a tight line and length, giving limited room to the Indian batsmen. On the other hand, they’ve been unsuccesful in getting any more wickets after Prithvi Shaw’s dismissal. India 25/1 after 15 overs

December17202010:31 (IST)

Three runs

Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara total three runs, after the latter punched the ball through mid-on, following a full delivery from Josh Hazlewood.

December17202010:27 (IST)


A unmarried added to Team India’s complete as Cheteshwar Pujara defends the ball outdoor off, resulting in a thick within edge at the back of square leg.

December17202010:25 (IST)

Pat Cummins into the attack

The hosts have introduced fast-bowler Pat Cummins into the attack, with the Indian innings slowly gaining stability after the early dismissal of Prithvi Shaw.

December17202010:23 (IST)


Opening boundary of the innings for Team India as Mayank Agarwal takes benefit of a wide half-volley from Josh Hazlewood. Agarwal directed the ball through the hole in the cover region, with the Australian fielders unable to stop the ball. India 21/1 after 10 overs

After 10 overs, India are 1-21. #AUSvIND live:

— (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2020

December17202010:21 (IST)


Pujara and Agarwal total a unmarried, after the former defended straight of mid-on.

December17202010:18 (IST)

Three runs added to the Indian complete

Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal total three runs following a half-volley bowled outdoor off, which was once punched through mid-off by the former.

December17202010:17 (IST)

Cheteshwar Pujara gets fortunate

Cheteshwar Pujara will believe himself fortunate, after Nathan Lyon failed to total a catch at backward short leg. Pujara flicked the full ball off the pads, with the ball going straight to Lyon. The two batsmen have completed a double.

December17202010:13 (IST)

Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc handle the pressure

Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc aren’t giving freely any freebies, with a large number of pressure on Cheteshwar Pujara and Mayank Agarwal. India 9/1 after 8 overs

December17202010:05 (IST)

Travis Head drops Mayank Agarwal

Travis Head fails to hold on at short leg, following an edge straight off Mayank Agarwal’s bat. The hosts could have polite got their second wicket, whether Head had managed to handle his composure. 

December17202009:58 (IST)


Cheteshwar Pujara directs a short of length delivery down to fine leg, adding a unmarried to the Indian complete.

December17202009:56 (IST)


Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara total a unmarried, following a thick within edge through midwicket as the former attempted to push the ball.

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