First Test: Australia reach 84/1 at lunch vs India

Pune, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia lost opener David Warner before reaching 84/1 by lunch break on the opening day of the first cricket Test against India at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Thursday.

Skipper Steve Smith (1 not out) and Shaun Marsh (1 not out) were at the crease when the umpires called for the close of the morning session.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, the visitors were off to a brilliant start with opener Matt Renshaw (36 retired hurt) and Warner (38) putting on 82 runs before being separated by pacer Umesh Yadav.

Brioef Scores: Australia 1st innings: 84/1 (David Warner 38, Matt Renshaw 36 retd hurt, Steve Smith 1 not out, Shaun Marsh 1 not out, Umesh Yadav 1/1) vs India.

–IANS

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