India vs Australia 2013 1st Day 5 Test Live Score, Ind v Aus Live
For the first three days of the first Test between India and Australia in Chennai, R Ashwin, Michael Clarke and MS Dhoni took the top honours. Even on the fourth day, Ashwin's second five-for of the Test to dismantle the Australians promises to be the talk of the day. At one point India were just one wicket away from victory and the match would not have gone into the final day at all, if not for Moises Henriques.
Ashwin tortured the Australian batting line-up in hot and humid conditions. However, batting on a different planet, Henriques soaked in the pressure to become the first player batting at No. 7 or lower to score fifties in both innings of a Test debut. For both Henriques and Ashwin, this match is a career-defining one. After the debacle against England, where Ashwin's wicket-abilities were questioned, the offspinner has redeemed himself with this fantastic performance. In fact, he became the only Indian to bag a ten-wicket haul at home.
For Henriques, to be part of the playing XI was a distant dream with the build up to the marquee series surrounding the IPL's new 'million dollar baby' Glenn Maxwell and the leg spinning allrounder Steve Smith. If it was not for Andrew McDonald's injury the New South Wales player would not have even boarded the plane to the subcontinent. But the 26-year-old earned his place and a debut for Australia on the back of good performances in the two warm-up games. Touted to be the next big thing of Australian cricket, Henriques was never quite able to live up the expectations but in Chennai he sure did show the world why he was so hyped about.