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1st Test: India vs Australia - As it happened...

New Delhi:  India virtually snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, slumping to an agonising 48-run loss in the pulsating first cricket Test against Australia despite captain Virat Kohli's gallant second successive hundred in the match here on Saturday.

1st Test: Full Match Report

Lyon gets the man-of-the-match for his 12-wicket haul in the match!

Nathan Lyon is the man of the moment with 12 wickets in the match. Kohli played brilliantly and so did Warner! India gifted the match to Australia. Bad performance apart from Kohli and Vijay!

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 87.1// RUNS 315// WICKETS 10

Aaron departs and Aussies one wicket away from a victory. Johnson gets Aaron LBW after a peach of a delivery! Lyon comes in and gets Ishant and Australia get a surprise win here. India lost eight wickets after tea and from 243/2 they succumb to 315 all out!

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 85// RUNS 309// WICKETS 8

Shami is the man to go as he tries to hit Harris and skies a shot to Johnson! Matter of time for Aussies!

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 82// RUNS 304// WICKETS 7

Lyon strikes again! Kohli this time. Lyon's 6th wicket! Kohli gets a boundary before pulling a loose delivery straight to Marsh at deep mid-wicket! The Indian tale now need to face 16 overs. Can they hang on?

V Kohli c Marsh b Lyon 141 (175b)

Virat Kohli meanwhile has scored the highest runs in a Test match as a debut captain. 

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 80// RUNS 299/ WICKETS 6

Lyon gets hit for two boundaries and a six with Saha joining the attack with Kohli. And after some good positive strokes his inexperience shows and tries to go for a big one and misses. Big batting despair this apart from Vijay and Kohli! The rest have looked bad besides Rahane who was unlucky! Credit to Lyon as he has been phenomenal!

WP Saha b Lyon 13 (10b)

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 78// RUNS 279/ WICKETS 5

Rohit Sharma departs! Nathan Lyon gets the wicket again! Sharma goes after a torrid time against Lyon! Saha is the new man in and one more wicket will see the tail get exposed.

RG Sharma c Warner b Lyon 6 (18b)

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 77// RUNS 276/ WICKETS 4

Kohli is leading India's charge. Gets two couples before placing a four through the off-side off Harris. Lyon continues and India's problems continue with some appeals and close calls. Rohit Sharma gets a four after Johnson gifts him a full toss. Lyon bowls again and Kohli whips one through mid-on before Rohit survives a close call again. 11 runs come from Johnson's over as Kohli hits two boundaries. What batting display!

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 72// RUNS 244// WICKETS 4

Murali Vijay looked too nervous on 99 and paid the price followed by a bad decision on Rahane. The game has changed. India looked likely to get a rare win here but Australia have hit back. They need six more wickets and India will now look for a draw and not take risks. Lyon and Kohli the key for each sides. Two runs come from these two overs and Rohit Sharma will look to put a price on his wicket.

Replays showing Rahane wasn't out as the ball didn't hit his bat or glove. Bad decision and it is the second of the day as Dhawan earlier too was given caught behind when the ball didn't hit his willow.

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 70// RUNS 242// WICKETS 4

What a moment in the match. Lyon being the tormenter again as he picks up his eighth wicket in the Test match. Murali Vijay departs for India and that to on 99. He will be very sad on missing out a ton. He went back to his back foot and tried to get a run through on-side but misses and the ball struck his pad and that looked plumb. Rahane follows and after looking nervy for the first four balls knicks one to forward short leg Blow for India and a big big turn around!

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 69// RUNS 242// WICKETS 2

Lyon continues and the batsmen pick up five runs through singles and a two. Harris meanwhile, keeps up with the good work he has been doing all day. His length has been good. Vijay then flicks Lyon for a four through mid-wicket between three fielders. He then survives as the ball falls short of Warner at short fine leg. He then survives some close chances as he stays on 99. Harris continues and Kohli gets to his hundred, his second one successively. Four byes come next and some valuable runs these for India. Aussies need wickets!

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 65// RUNS 221// WICKETS 2

The visitors have resumed after the break. Lyon starts with the bowling and concedes six runs from the first over. Harris starts from the other end and keeps it simple back of a length and gets a maiden. Vijay watchful here. Lyon continues and Vijay dances downs the track and heaves Lyon for a six through long on. He moves into the 90's. Harris continues with his good work and gives away just a single. 

India 205 for 2 at tea, need 159 runs to beat Australia in 1st Test

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 60// RUNS 203// WICKETS 2

Harris bowls a good over though three runs come. Siddle continues and well Kohli smacks one through cover boundary for four. Johnson is brought into the attack and keeps it tight and simple. One runs comes. Smith is introduced by Haddin and he starts off badly. Vijay hits him for two boundaries and a sweep shot earns him another three runs. Johnson then sees Vijay's chance being dropped by Marsh. Good try that and its a maiden! Smith continues and Kohli this time gets a four.

INDIA 2nd innings: OVERS 54// RUNS 180// WICKETS 2

The duo of Murali Vijay and skipper Virat Kohli have looked good together and have already shared more than a 100-run partnership. Meanwhile Aus skipper Michael Clarke has gone to the hospital after suffering an injury setback. Lyon has been handled well by these two and has been replaced by Siddle. Good swing here from the pacer. Five runs come from the over. Harris meanwhile, is bowling from the other end.

India were 105 for 2 at lunch, trailing Australia by 258

Dhawan was caught behind the stumps by Brad Haddin off Mitchell Johnson for 9 runs, while Pujara's wicket was scalped by Nathan Lyon.

Australia declared at their overnight 290 for five to set India 364 runs to win.

India face an against-the-odds target with no team scoring more than 315 to win a Test match at the Adelaide Oval since Australia overhauled England at the ground in 1902.

The forecast is for hot and sunny conditions throughout the final day.

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