Australia vs India 1st Test Day 5: Australia put up valiant fight, but India prevail in Adelaide

India beat Australia 1st Test Day 5 Adelaide cricket

India celebrate after beating Australia and going 1-0 up in the four-Test series

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Australia put up an incredible fight on the final day in Adelaide, but their efforts could not get them over the finish line as India escaped with a 31-run win.

Starting off the day on 104/4, Australia only added 11 runs to their overnight score before Travis Head was caught by Ajinkya Rahane at gully off the bowling of Ishant Sharma for 14.

Shaun Marsh and captain Tim Paine put together a 41-run partnership before Marsh was caught behind off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah for 60, which came off 166 balls and included five boundaries.

Paine went on to score 41 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Bumrah.

Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc kept India at bay with a 41-run stand before Starc was caught behind off the bowling of Mohammed Shami for 28.

Cummins and Nathan Lyon added another 31 runs to the score before Cummins was caught by India skipper Virat Kohli at first slip off the bowling of Bumrah for 28.

Despite only having one wicket in hand, Australia refused to go down without a fight as Lyon and Josh Hazlewood forged a 32-run partnership before Hazlewood was caught by Lokesh Rahul at second slip off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin for 13.

Lyon was left stranded on 38, which came off 47 balls and included three boundaries.

Bumrah, Shami and Ashwin picked up three wickets apiece, while Ishant claimed one.

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was named Man of the Match for his knocks of 123 and 71.

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