India vs Australia: Hosts fined 40% of match fee, docked four World Test Championship points for slow over-rate
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Paul Reiffel, third umpire Paul Wilson and fourth umpire Gerard Abood.
The chief architects of the win were, as is the case with almost every overseas triumph, the bowlers. Then there were Ravindra Jadeja, with bat and ball, and centurion Ajinkya Rahane.
Australia scored 195 and 200 in the lost Melbourne Test as none of the batsmen could get a half-century in the match that India won comfortably by eight wickets to level the series on Tuesday.
India vs Australia: I've let R Ashwin dictate terms, no spinner has done that to me before this, says Steve Smith
Steve Smith has been enduring a horror run in the ongoing Test series against India, failing to play any knock of significance so far.
The ghosts of Adelaide Oval, where dropped chances might have (or might not have) altered the course of the Test match, had been exorcised.
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy, bowlers' show gets hosts out for 195; India 36/1 on Day 1
Bumrah (4/56) and Ashwin (3/35) were the stars but debutant Mohammed Siraj (2/40) also did his bit repaying the faith shown in him with wickets of Marnus Labuschagne (48) and Cameron Green (12) with the old ball.
India Vs Australia Highlights, Boxing Day Test at Melbourne, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Gill, Pujara guide visitors to 36/1 at stumps
Hazlewood continues. Horrible mix up between the two batters but luckily India didn’t suffer any damage. Gill leaves the second delivery which nipped back in, it wasn’t that far from the off stump. Just one run off the over. And that will be the end of the first day’s play in the Boxing Day Test. The Indian bowlers, especially Bumrah (4/56) and Ashwin (3/35), were clinical and did a fabulous job to restrict Australia to 195. Gill and Pujara will take heart from the fact that they saw off the Aussie pace attack. Gill, in particular, looked quite assuring for his 28 after being dropped.
India vs Australia: Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj to debut as visitors announce playing XI for second Test
India make four changes to their playing XI for the Boxing Day Test against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia head into the second Test in Melbourne full of confidence after thumping the visitors by eight wickets inside three days last week, skittling them for an embarrassing 36 in the second innings.
With David Warner still unavailable due to a groin injury, Justin Langer said he would brave to tinker with the side for the Melbourne Cricket Ground match after a resounding victory in Adelaide
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