Australia beat thrash India by 333 runs to end record winning streak in First Test

Australia beat thrash India by 333 runs to end record winning streak in First Test

Pune, Feb 25: Australia ended India’s 19-match record unbeaten streak after thrashing the hosts by a mammoth 333 runs in the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.

Chasing a mammoth 441, India once again succumbed to the left-arm spin of Steve O’Keefe, who returned with figures of 6/35 in the second innings to bundle out the hosts for a paltry 107. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon also contributed with four wickets.

The 32-year-old O’Keefe, who took six wickets in the first innings, took his overall match haul to 12 wickets.

With the win, the visitors have now taken a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series.

–IANS

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