Tenth wicket partnership saves Australia from innings defeat
CHENNAI: Tenth wicket partnership saves Australia from innings defeat.Debutant Moses Henriques along with number eleven Nathan Lyon succeeded in saving Australia from innings defeat against India in the first Test here at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday.
Both so far added 57 for the unfinished tenth wicket partnership taking Australia to 232-9 at the stumps on the fourth day with a lead of 40 runs over India.
Henriques who came to bat at number seven is still at the crease on 75, needing 25 to complete the feat of a hundred on Test debut. He had made 68 in the first innings.
His partner at the crease Lyon was batting on eight.
Earlier India added 54 to their overnight total of 515-8 and were all out for 572 taking a huge lead of 192 over the tourists.
Captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni, who had completed his maiden Test double hundred on the third day, fell after reaching 224 and his overnight partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar made 38 as both added 140 for the ninth wicket stand.
Later, off-break bowler Ravichandran Ashwin destroyed Australian batting line capturing five wickets for 90 runs as the tourists facing a certain defeat against the hosts.