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.
Australia 515-7 decl. (Steven Smith 162 not out, David Warner 145, Michael Clarke 128; Mohammed Shami 2-120) and 290-5 decl. (David Warner 102, Steve Smith 52 not out; Karn Sharma 2-95) def. India 444 (Virat Kohli 115, Cheteshwar Pujara 73, Ajinkya Rahane 62, Murali Vijay 53; Nathan Lyon 5-134) and 315 (Virat Kohli 141, Murali Vijay 99; Nathan Lyon 7-152, Mitchell Johnson 2-45) by 48 runs.