[caption id="attachment_580851" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/India-vs-Australia-2017-Pune-pitch.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-580851" alt="India vs Australia 2017 Pune pitch" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/India-vs-Australia-2017-Pune-pitch.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Virat Kohili having a look at the dry Pune track AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The Pune track left everyone surprised. Shane Warne, during the pitch report on Day One, said that it looked like a day-five pitch. Ravi Shastri, on the other hand, said that he had never seen a pitch like this. Then Steven Smith at the toss believed that it would turn square right from ball one. As a matter of fact, the scorecard suggests the same. Though the result was unexpected, the margin of defeat is evidence to the fact that the track was a featherbed for the bowlers. Eventually, Australia beat <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India</a> by 333 runs, taking 1-0 lead in the four-Test series. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-india-2016-17-200444/live-scores/india-vs-australia-live-cricket-score-1st-test-match-182436-full-scorecard.html" target="_blank"><strong>Full cricket scorecard: India vs Australia, 1st Test at Pune</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>"If someone had told me we are going to dismiss India for 100-odd in both innings and win by 333 runs, I would have told him: what have you been smoking? <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/" target="_blank">Australia</a> will enjoy this victory, but would understand that India would come hard at them. I don't think India were complacent at all. It's just that they had a bad game," former Australia captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kim-hughes/" target="_blank">Kim Hughes</a> told <i>Times of India</i>. <p></p> <p></p>However, he shed some light on the nature of tracks for the upcoming games. He added, "The wicket (in Pune) was a shocker. If you see, pitches against England were good cricket wickets, but if you try to doctor the tracks, it can bite you on your bum. I am sure the one in Bengaluru will be a sporting one." <p></p> <p></p>The remaining Tests will be played in Bengaluru, Ranchi, and Dharamsala. All the same, India have not lost a series to Australia at home since Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2004-05.