The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is likely to cast three spinners in the 1st Test against Australia to be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on February 23, 2017. The match start time is 9:30 aM IST.

Spinner Jayant Yadav is expected to join the spin trio of R Ashwin and R Jadeja to take advantage of the slow Pune pitch.

Live updates Day 2

Australia 260 & 86/3 (30 overs)

India 105 all-out

Australia wins the toss and they decide to bat first.

Will Australia stop the Indian juggernaut of not losing a single Test since August 2015? The have played 19 Tests and not lost any. While Australia has lost all their nine Tests that they played in Asia.

The last time Australia played in Asia for a three-Test series, there was only one century scored by their players, Michael Clarke scored a 100 on the first day of the series. Formwise, India have won all their five Tests while Australia lost one and won four.

The top 2 batsman and the top three bowlers in the world will be playing in this game. Virat Kohli said on the eve of the match that he is taking this series as any other series and all his players will play their natural game.

The line-ups - Indian XI

Australia XI

The primary aim of the visitors is to stop India from scoring a huge first innings score of 500 or 600 plus as they usually do particularly in India.

Let's see what plans they have for the India batsmen like Murali Vijay, Pujari, Rahane and Rahul.

TV telecast and live streaming details

In India, Star Sports and DD National will be broadcasting the Test and series with English and Hindi commentary.

The live streaming can be watched on the official site of Hotstar.com and Sky Sports.

The list of TV channels that will telecast the Ind vs. Aus 1st test in various countries is as below:

  • Fox Sports - Australia,
  • Ten Sports - Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.
  • US - Willow TV
  • The United Kingdom and New Zealand - Sky Sports
  • South Africa - Supersport
  • New Sports - UAE, Dubai

Pitch and weather news

The pitch is dry and slow, both teams might think of including an extra turner today.

The weather is forecast to be bright and sunny throughout the five days of the Test.

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