Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay raised hopes of a draw – a possible win too – but Nathan Lyon’s off-spin stopped them well short.
Adelaide: India suffered a dramatic batting collapse, losing eight wickets in the final session and were bowled out for 315 runs, to lose the first Test against Australia by 48 runs on the fifth and final day at the Adelaide Oval here Saturday.
Skipper Virat Kohli (141) scored his second century of the match, again leading the visitors’ batting charge. He was given able support by opener Murali Vijay (99). But their good work wasn’t complemented by the rest of the team as they succumbed to the guile of off-spinner Nathan Lyon who took seven wickets for 152 runs.
Australia had earlier declared their second innings at 290 for five.
Australia 7 for 517 dec (Smith 162*, Warner 145, Clarke 128) and 5 for 290 dec (Warner 102) beat India 444 (Kohli 115, Lyon 5-134) and 315 (Kohli 141, Vijay 99, Lyon 7-152) by 48 runs
(With inputs from IANS)