Team India becomes the first Asian country to win a series at Australian soil
India won the first ever series against Australia by 2-1 after the final test ended in a draw. The match was interrupted because of bad weather conditions. India scored 622 for 7 in their first innings but however, rain became a spoiler factor.
India also won the first test in Adelaide by 31 runs and the third test in Melbourne by 137 runs. The match started by 10 am (local time) but the match had to be stopped by 2:30 (local time) when the rain interrupted the game.
On the first and second day of matches, the main top scoring players were Chateshwar Pujara(193runs) and Rishab Pant(159runs). India won the series by 2-1.
Michael Clarke who is in India for Border-Gavaskar Trophy was seen driving auto rickshaw or ‘tuk-tuk’ as foreigners call it in Bengaluru. The cheapest mode of travelling around the cities, Tuk-tuk is quite popular among the locals as well as with foreigners. Michael is in Bengaluru for a commentary job in next test match between India-Australia and it seems he’s enjoying every moment of it.
Clarke shared the video of him learning and driving ‘tuk-tuk’ on the lanes of Bengaluru on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Michael Clarke posted the video on Facebook, which reads “Mastered the art of driving tuk-tuk, Nice to be back in Bengaluru where it all started”.
Watch the video here
Interestingly, Michael Clarke played his first test match against India at M.Chinnaswamy stadium in 2004, where he showed controlled aggression and scored a century. In his celebrated test-career, Clarke scored 8643 runs in 115 matches with an average of 49.10, Clark has impressive ODI record as well, he scored 7981 runs in 245 matches with a good average of 44.59, he played his last career match against England in March 2015.
Australia defeated India in their first encounter, Aussies crushed the Indian batting and bowling order and end India’s 19 match undefeated test-streak. Australia won the first match by 333 runs. Both teams are set to clash again in the second test-match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru from March 4th onwards.
India and Australia will then move to Ranchi for their next test match on March 16 and the final match will be played in dharamshala.
By: Jagriti Malhotra