1st Test – India vs Australia Live Match Score & Updates | IND vs AUS Live Fri Feb 22 – Tue Feb 26, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
Virat Kohli of India celebrates after reaching 100 runs during the third day of their fourth test cricket match against Australia in Adelaide January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Brandon Malone
1st Test – India vs Australia Live | IND vs AUS 1st test live
MA Chidambaram Stadium – Chepauk, Chennai
Fri Feb 22 – Tue Feb 26
09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 09:00 PKT
Toss: Australia, who chose to bat first
Umpires: HDPK Dharmasena and M Erasmus
TV umpire: VA Kulkarni
Match referee: C Broad
Reserve Umpire: K Srinath
Australia is all ready to take on their cricket rivals in the 1st test of the four test matches series in Chennai starting from Friday Feb 22, 2013. Both teams meet in the warm-up game started on Saturday Feb 16 before the first match. Both Australian captain Michael Clarke and dashing opener David Warner have skipped the warm-up game against India since they are still recuperating from their injuries. Both said they would work off the field to get ready for the four-match series.
The 1st Test between India vs Australia is being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium – Chepauk, Chennai from Fri Feb 22 – Tue Feb 26 (Follow daily updates on Feb 22, Feb 23, Feb 24, Feb 25 & Feb 26) at 09:30 local in Chennai, 04:00 GMT | 09:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 1st Test match of IND vs AUS here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read India vs Australia match updates and match report after the match is over.
Stumps Day 1: Clarke’s ton rescues Australia after Ashwin’s fifer
Harbhajan Singh will become the 10th Indian to play 100 Tests when he takes the field in the first Test against Australia here Friday.
The off-spinner’s inclusion in the playing eleven was confirmed on the eve of the match here.
“It’s a big game,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “(The previous) 99 are gone. Obviously a bit nervous but I am sure I will be fine. I have faced these situations before.
“I have gone through times when I was not doing well or when I was doing well and got too excited. These things happen. Bit nervous to start with, but I will be fine. Once I get away with 100, we will see what needs to be done to play another 50-odd. Probably I will have to work even harder.”
Harbhajan has picked up 408 wickets in 99 Tests at an average of 32.27.
He has played one Test since India’s dismal tour of England in 2011. He recently played in the Mumbai Test against England, who won the match by 10 wickets.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 1st Test match between India and Australia in Chennai.
Australia takes four spin-bowling options to India for their four-Test tour, with Glenn Maxwell and Steve Smith named in a 17-man squad alongside Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty. On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir is out and Harbhajan Singh is in for India. Australian captain Michael Clarke was surprised with the exclusion of Gautam Gambhir from India’s Test squad though and said his bowlers are happy that the aggressive opening batsman was not playing in the series.
There will be total of four test matches on Australia’s tour of India in 2013.
India vs Australia Squads
India Team for 1st Test: (From) MS Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, R. Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha Bhuvneshwar Kumar Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Murali Vijay, Ishant Sharma
Australia team for 1st Test: (From) Michael Clarke (capt), Ed Cowan, David Warner, Phil Hughes, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Moises Henriques, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty, Jackson Bird, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith
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