Australia defeated the West Indies by 10 wickets in the opening Test to solidify Australia’s first victory in the WTC cycle.
Video of Australia’s First Victory
After finishing their last Twenty20 International assignment prior to the June World Cup, Team India is taking a little break. The emphasis will return to the traditional structure of the game when they get back together early next week. India will play England in a five-match Test series that begins on January 25. In the current World Test Championship cycle, it will be India’s third series overall. It will also be their first at home, which they haven’t lost since 2012.
Regarding to Australia’s first victory
- And although India would like to continue the run against England, the current Test Championship standings have been altered by Australia, the reigning World Cup winners, who were the last team to defeat them at home and solidify Australia’s first victory in the WTC cycle.
- Australia’s dominating 3-0 victory over Pakistan at home earlier in the month was followed by another masterful display as they defeated the depleted West Indies at the Adelaide Oval, completing the opening Test series match in three days.
In the thirteenth over of the third morning, Australia easily defeated the Windies for a mere 120 runs, with to Josh Hazlewood’s 11th five-wicket haul (5 for 35). Steve Smith (11*) and Usman Khawaja (9*) nearly finished the task with a target of just 26 runs for Australia, but the left-hander departed the field hurt after being smacked by a bouncer from five-star Shamar Joseph. Marnus Labuschagne scored the game-winning run two balls later, giving Australia’s first victory and commanding 1-0 lead in the series.