Australia's David Warner and India duo Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli were today found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day?s play in the first cricket Test, which the hosts won by 48 runs.
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.
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Virat Kohli-led team can even win the first cricket Test if they remain in a positive frame of mind despite another good batting show by the home team on the fourth day of the encounter.
Left facing a big lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane today said that his team will have to be calm and patient on the fifth and final day to remain in contention.
While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard here today.
He might have made scoring look easy on the Adelaide track by notching centuries in each innings, but David Warner said that the pitch is not placid anymore and his team is determined to take all 10 Indian wickets on the final day of first cricket Test tomorrow.
Australia will be the happier team at the end of the fourth day as they took the advantage over India by getting a big lead of 363 runs. Two players who contributed largely to Australia's fortunes were David Warner and off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
Opener David Warner extended his purple patch with the bat by cracking his second century of the match as the first cricket Test against India headed for an exciting finish with Australia gaining an overall lead of 363 runs runs here today.
Australian opening batsman David Warner completed his 1000 Test runs in 2014 on Friday. The southpaw achieved the milestone against India in Australia's second innings in the first Test in Adelaide on Friday.
Former Australia captain Greg Chappell feels that Steven Smith is a worthy candidate to lead the national cricket team but adds he is not the only choice if Michael Clarke decides to step down some day.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday said he will look to exploit the footmarks created by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma during his spell to David Warner on the opening day of the first cricket Test.
Former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill on Tuesday said that even though Ravichandran Ashwin is India's premier spinner, Karn Sharma's inclusion in the playing XI for the first Test against Australia is justified.
David Warner on Tuesday became the fourth Australian to have recorded at least 10 centuries after 33 Tests, joining an elite company that includes the likes of Sir Don Bradman and Neil Neil Harvey from the famed 'Invincibles' squad of 1948.