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‘We played like a bunch of fools’ says Ravi Shastri after winning the first Test match against Australia

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 December 2018, 13:21 IST
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After winning the first Test match against Australia Ravi Shastri was not as happy as everyone. Indian coach Ravi Shastri in a post-match presentation said that the batsmen did not play well in the first innings as they opted for poor shot selection. Shastri also added that “when you get a good start there is a confidence built in the team but when you get out because of poor shot selection you look like fools, they will learn from their mistakes. Pujara was brilliant among the top-order batsmen”.

Virat Kohli and company win the first Test match against Australia in Australia and made a record by becoming the first Indian team to win the first Test match down under. The Indian team won the match by 31 runs to lead the series by 1-0.

This was India’s third closest Test win after winning a Test against Australia in Mumbai by 13 runs and then in Kolkata by 28 runs against England in 1972-73. India is the second Asian side to win the first Test of a series in Australia after Pakistan.

India made 250 in its first innings with Pujara making an amazing century of 123 runs until he was run-out by Pat Cummins. Australia were bowled out for 235 and were trailing behind by 15 runs. India in its second innings made 307 runs with Pujara and Rahane both making 71 and 70 runs respectively meanwhile Australia were bowled out for 291 runs with only Shaun Marsh reaching the half-century mark.

First published: 10 December 2018, 13:21 IST
 
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