1st Test: O'Keefe spins Australia to 333-run win in Pune

At home, India have not tasted defeat since December 2012 when they crumbled to Alastair Cook's English squad at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

At the end of Australia's second innings, they had a lead of 440 runs, and no shortage of time in which to bowl India out. The visitors looked delighted after the victory and have all the reasons to celebrate.

The embarrassing defeat also ended India's unbeaten streak of 19 Tests with the last defeat coming against England at Kolkata in late 2012. Steve O'Keefe picked up Murali Vijay's and Kohli's wicket while Lyon picked up KL Rahul's wicket.

Lyon had bowled superbly as well with little reward, but he swept up the tail to finish the second innings with four wickets.

Skipper Smith dominated play to take his overnight score of 59 to 109 as he tackled India's bowlers with aplomb till he fell to left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja. Australian batsmen used their feet well against the spinners and showed that with application you can score runs here.

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O'Keefe's accuracy and ability to turn some deliveries and not others, and some more than others, troubled the India batsmen in just the same way that India's own spinners had caused problems for Australia on the turning pitches in 2013. Team India in the year 2016 during the month October was crowned as the best in the world but the true test is a series against one of the best teams in the world, the Australian side.

Steve Smith posted his 10th - and arguably most important - Test ton as captain as Australia surged to a commanding position in the first Test against India. Wriddhiman Saha (5) fared no better with O'Keefe completing his second five-wicket haul of the Test. Cheteshwar Pujara was the only one to offer but was soon out after tea for 31.

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Nathan Lyon interrupted the procession of O'Keefe wickets in the next over by having Ashwin caught at short-leg in extraordinary circumstances. That was probably the most challenging bit, waiting to bat.

After being bundled out for just 105 in the 1st innings, Indian batsmen faltered again in the second essay as they folded for 107 in 33.5 overs. From India, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed four Aussies.

Jadeja sent back Marsh for 31 and Stephen O'Keefe for 6 to terminate the innings and end up with innings figures of 3 for 65 while Ashwin's analysis read 4 for 119.


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