Spinner Nathan Lyon took seven second-innings wickets and 12 for the match as Australia pulled off a stunning 48-run win over India on Saturday in the first test at the Adelaide Oval.

India looked set to achieve a record run chase after stand-in captain Virat Kohli (141) and opener Murali Vijay (99) led India through a second session without loss.

But Australia took eight wickets in the final session, the match ended by Lyon on a stumping for the final wicket, prompting emotional celebrations by an Australia team playing its first match since the death of teammate Phillip Hughes two weeks ago in a domestic match.

Australia captain Michael Clarke suffered yet another hamstring injury and is doubtful for the second test beginning Wednesday in Brisbane… see more

source: thehindu