O’Keefe and Lyon brought victory over India, Australia won by 333-runs
Steve O’Keefe picked up another six-wicket haul in the second innings to give Australia a 1-0 lead in the Test series against India.
Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe destroyed India with a 12-wicket haul to make Australia an emphatic 333-run and a 1-0 lead in the Test series.
In This Image: Virat Kohli
India looked like they could gain the upper hand in the match after dismissing Australia for 260 in the first innings. But after being in a steady position at 94/3, O’Keefe took centre-stage and along with Nathan Lyon, took 7 wickets for the next 11 runs to send the hosts back to the pavilion for 105.
India managed to snare some early Aussie wickets before stumps on Day 2 but skipper Steve Smith struck a gritty century on Day 3 to guide his team to 285 and set Virat Kohli’s men a target of 441.
In This Image: Steve O'Keefe
But it went horribly wrong again for the hosts as O’Keefe and Lyon picked up from where they had left off to skittle out India for 107 by grabbing six and four wickets respectively.