India demolished Australia by innings and 132 runs in the first Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. Off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a five-wicket haul, and rookie 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.
The foundation of the victory was laid by Capt Rohit Sharma's 120 and Axar Patel's 84 who 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 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.
The second test match will start next week, however, Australia will be on the back foot after such a big defat handed over to them by the host.
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