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The Indian cricket team pulled off a spectacular 31 run win over hosts Australia in the first test of the four match test series to script history in Adelaide on Monday. It was the current number one test side’s first victory in a test down under in 10 years ever since their win at the WACA in Perth back in 2008 under Anil Kumble. With the win in Adelaide, the Virat Kohli led side also became the first ever Indian side to win a test series opener on Australian soil.
Chasing 323 to win in the fourth innings of the test match, the hosts almost managed to pull off the impossible but agonizingly fell short by 31 runs to give to give the visitors what was a well deserved win in the end. The game looked all done and dusted when Australia’s last recognized batsman and skipper Tim Paine left for the pavillion with the scoreboard reading 187/7 with the hosts still needing 136 runs for the win. The Australian tailenders however fought valiantly till the very end and chipped in with valuable contributions but the visitors managed to hold on to their nerves to clinch a memorable win.

While the Aussies will be heading to Perth in sight of a series leveller, Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne feels that the hosts need to make one key change going into the test match. The 49 year old has called upon the selectors to include uncapped Victorian Marcus Stonis in the lineup for the second test at Perth. Warne suggested that the hosts missed a trick not including a fifth bowler in the playing XI for the first test match at Adelaide and insisted that things could have been a lot different when they had the tourists on the ropes on day one.
“Just go back to day one, you lose the toss, which is a huge toss. You get India 4-41, 6-127, not far off the new ball. Mitchell Starc has the new ball. Nine, ten, eleven don’t bat that well and India find a way to make 250. They shouldn’t make 200 if Mitchell Starc is at his best. I think with it being 45 degrees out in the middle, we just lacked that fifth bowler,” Warne said, speaking to Cricket 360.

Warne feels that a fifth bowler could come in handy, especially in the fast bouncy conditions expected for the Optus Stadium in Perth. Warne wants Peter Handscomb to make way for Stoinis in the playing XI as he feels that Handscomb’s technique might not be cut out for Test cricket. Warne also believes that the inclusion of Stoinis would relieve a bit of pressure off Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, allowing him to get back to his damaging best as the latter might just have to bowl a spell less.
“Perth, given what we are hearing it’s going to be a nice, fast bouncy pitch, so I would be making one change and that would be to bring in Marcus Stoinis who got and 85 in the last Shield match and a 60 in the Shield game before. But mainly it would be for his all-round capabilities. just to relieve little pressure of Starc who might be able to bowl one less spell and be a little bit better,” Warne suggested.

The Indian cricket team pulled off a spectacular 31 run win over hosts Australia in the first test of the four match test series to script history in Adelaide on Monday. It was the current number one test side’s first victory in a test down under in 10 years ever since their win at the WACA in Perth back in 2008 under Anil Kumble. With the win in Adelaide, the Virat Kohli led side also became the first ever Indian side to win a test series opener on Australian soil.
Chasing 323 to win in the fourth innings of the test match, the hosts almost managed to pull off the impossible but agonizingly fell short by 31 runs to give to give the visitors what was a well deserved win in the end. The game looked all done and dusted when Australia’s last recognized batsman and skipper Tim Paine left for the pavillion with the scoreboard reading 187/7 with the hosts still needing 136 runs for the win. The Australian tailenders however fought valiantly till the very end and chipped in with valuable contributions but the visitors managed to hold on to their nerves to clinch a memorable win.

While the Aussies will be heading to Perth in sight of a series leveller, Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne feels that the hosts need to make one key change going into the test match. The 49 year old has called upon the selectors to include uncapped Victorian Marcus Stonis in the lineup for the second test at Perth. Warne suggested that the hosts missed a trick not including a fifth bowler in the playing XI for the first test match at Adelaide and insisted that things could have been a lot different when they had the tourists on the ropes on day one.
“Just go back to day one, you lose the toss, which is a huge toss. You get India 4-41, 6-127, not far off the new ball. Mitchell Starc has the new ball. Nine, ten, eleven don’t bat that well and India find a way to make 250. They shouldn’t make 200 if Mitchell Starc is at his best. I think with it being 45 degrees out in the middle, we just lacked that fifth bowler,” Warne said, speaking to Cricket 360.

Warne feels that a fifth bowler could come in handy, especially in the fast bouncy conditions expected for the Optus Stadium in Perth. Warne wants Peter Handscomb to make way for Stoinis in the playing XI as he feels that Handscomb’s technique might not be cut out for Test cricket. Warne also believes that the inclusion of Stoinis would relieve a bit of pressure off Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, allowing him to get back to his damaging best as the latter might just have to bowl a spell less.
“Perth, given what we are hearing it’s going to be a nice, fast bouncy pitch, so I would be making one change and that would be to bring in Marcus Stoinis who got and 85 in the last Shield match and a 60 in the Shield game before. But mainly it would be for his all-round capabilities. just to relieve little pressure of Starc who might be able to bowl one less spell and be a little bit better,” Warne suggested.

The Indian cricket team pulled off a spectacular 31 run win over hosts Australia in the first test of the four match test series to script history in Adelaide on Monday. It was the current number one test side’s first victory in a test down under in 10 years ever since their win at the WACA in Perth back in 2008 under Anil Kumble. With the win in Adelaide, the Virat Kohli led side also became the first ever Indian side to win a test series opener on Australian soil.
Chasing 323 to win in the fourth innings of the test match, the hosts almost managed to pull off the impossible but agonizingly fell short by 31 runs to give to give the visitors what was a well deserved win in the end. The game looked all done and dusted when Australia’s last recognized batsman and skipper Tim Paine left for the pavillion with the scoreboard reading 187/7 with the hosts still needing 136 runs for the win. The Australian tailenders however fought valiantly till the very end and chipped in with valuable contributions but the visitors managed to hold on to their nerves to clinch a memorable win.

While the Aussies will be heading to Perth in sight of a series leveller, Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne feels that the hosts need to make one key change going into the test match. The 49 year old has called upon the selectors to include uncapped Victorian Marcus Stonis in the lineup for the second test at Perth. Warne suggested that the hosts missed a trick not including a fifth bowler in the playing XI for the first test match at Adelaide and insisted that things could have been a lot different when they had the tourists on the ropes on day one.
“Just go back to day one, you lose the toss, which is a huge toss. You get India 4-41, 6-127, not far off the new ball. Mitchell Starc has the new ball. Nine, ten, eleven don’t bat that well and India find a way to make 250. They shouldn’t make 200 if Mitchell Starc is at his best. I think with it being 45 degrees out in the middle, we just lacked that fifth bowler,” Warne said, speaking to Cricket 360.

Warne feels that a fifth bowler could come in handy, especially in the fast bouncy conditions expected for the Optus Stadium in Perth. Warne wants Peter Handscomb to make way for Stoinis in the playing XI as he feels that Handscomb’s technique might not be cut out for Test cricket. Warne also believes that the inclusion of Stoinis would relieve a bit of pressure off Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, allowing him to get back to his damaging best as the latter might just have to bowl a spell less.
“Perth, given what we are hearing it’s going to be a nice, fast bouncy pitch, so I would be making one change and that would be to bring in Marcus Stoinis who got and 85 in the last Shield match and a 60 in the Shield game before. But mainly it would be for his all-round capabilities. just to relieve little pressure of Starc who might be able to bowl one less spell and be a little bit better,” Warne suggested.

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