Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Friday 14 Jun 2024 VVS Laxman backs team India after Pune debacle India were outplayed in the opening Test of the four-match series against Australia at Pune. They exploited the pitch better than us: Kohli on Pune disaster India's Test captain Virat Kohli admitted that India were completely outplayed in the first Test against Australia in Pune. Kohli dubbed India's catastrophic batting performance as team's worst in the last two years. Pune Test: O'Keefe, Smith sink India to massive defeat India's 19-match unbeaten streak ended in rather unbelievable fashion as they succumbed to a massive 333-run loss in the first Test of the four-match series at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday in Pune. IND v AUS 1st Test Day: Australia Crush India by 333 Runs Australia beat India by 333 runs with help of Steve O'Keefe and Steve Smith Pune Test: O'Keefe's stunning display leaves India in tatters Steve O'Keefe came up with a once-in-a-lifetime spell of spin bowling as India were bundled out for 105 on day two of the first test at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. At stumps, Ashwin now the highest wicket-taker for India in a home season India's premier spinner and currently the number one bowler in Tests, Ravichandran Ashwin added another feather to his cap during the second day of the first Test against Australia at Pune on Friday. Sanjay Bangar credits Aussie batsmen for solid defence on tough surface As it often happens in India, the pitch talk was the focus more than play at stumps on Day 1 at Pune. But, India's batting coach maintained that playing on turning tracks was one of the challenges for batsmen in Test cricket. Ganguly not sure how good the present Australian side is The Border-Gavaskar Trophy starts with the first Test in Pune on Thursday. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly