The Australians, comprehensively outplayed in the first match, looked rudderless until a Marcus Stoinis-led fightback left them four runs short of an unlikely victory.
India vs Australia: Adam Gilchrist says visitors will have to work out why they've suffered so many injuries
The Indian team has turned into a mini-hospital with multiple players nursing injuries, so much so that it became difficult to field a fit playing XI for the fourth Test which began on Friday.
Asked if India could bounce back after losing the first Test, Waugh said: "No hope, no hope."
Smith was removed from captaincy due to his involvement in the scandal in 2018 which also led to a review of Australia's win-at-all-cost team culture.
ICC should appoint neutral doctor to assess players with concussions, says former Australia batsman Mark Waugh
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was replaced by spinner Yuzvendra Chahal as a "concussion substitute" after he was hit on the head in the first T20 International in Canberra on Friday. Chahal went on to play a major role in India's 11-run win with figures of 3/25.
Pucovski has produced successive double hundreds, scoring 202 against Western Australia in a Sheffield Shield clash after an unbeaten 255 last week against South Australia.
Usman Khawaja confident of strong comeback after contract snub, says he is still among top six batsmen in country
The top order batsman was omitted from Australia’s annual list of 20 elite, contracted players in 2020, announced on Thursday, after falling out of favour with selectors midway through last year’s Ashes.
India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli overtakes Sourav Ganguly to become team's second highest run-scorer in ODIs
Virat Kohli's 125-ball 120 took his aggregate to 11,406 runs in 238 innings, surpassing Ganguly's record of 11,363 runs in 311 ODIs.
It is misconception that if you've played more you've more knowledge or power, says India's chief selector MSK Prasad
The chairman of the selection committee, MSK Prasad, spoke on a variety of issues ranging from the jibes on his stature (his Test record is six matches), allegations that the Indian team management bullies him, lack of vision and the 'lame duck' jibe by none other than the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.
'For me Alex (Carey) missing the squad is the biggest shock particularly after his batting during the World Cup and being the second best gloveman,' Mark Waugh tweeted.
World Cup Memories: 'It doesn't haunt me. I am over it, I can watch it with a clear conscience,' Lance Klusener relives heartbreaking semi-final of 1999
It's been 20 years since that dramatic day. The 1999 World Cup semi-final. It was tragic, emotional and heartbreaking. However, Klusener has gotten over it now.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: From Lance Klusener's misery to Sunil Gavaskar's nap at Lord’s, top 10 bizarre acts from global showpiece
From upsets to boycotts, and records to even a murder investigation, cricket’s quadrennial celebration has often been a theatre of the bizarre. Here’s a selection of 10 of the most extraordinary of those moments.
20 years down the line, Geoff Allott's face still lights up with child-like excitement reminiscing about the 1999 World Cup as we sit down for a chat at the iconic Taj hotel in south Mumbai.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mark Waugh insists David Warner and Aaron Finch should open innings in showpiece tournament
Considering that David Warner can be much more destructive than any other batsman during the field restrictions, he must open for Australia alongside Aaron Finch at the World Cup, suggests former national selector Mark Waugh.
Shane Warne says players of his generation played more cricket than current lot and still found time to improve
Shane Warne refuses to buy the argument that players nowadays don't find time to work on their game.
Australia vs Sri Lanka: Nathan Lyon defends Mitchell Starc, says criticism of Oz paceman 'unfair' and beyond understanding
Mitchell Starc has long been Australia's main strike bowler but has suffered a lacklustre summer, taking just 15 wickets at 36.46 in five Tests.
Watch: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah laud India's domestic cricket structure after Kerry O'Keeffe's comments
India captain Virat Kohli said, "Credit must go to first-class set-up in India, which challenges our fast bowlers in India, and that helps them abroad," in his post-match address after beating Australia at the MCG.
India vs Australia: Fox Sports commentator Kerry O'Keeffe apologises after his 'canteen staff' insult of Mayank Agarwal causes stir
O'Keeffe's remark tickled a raw nerve and a lot of criticism was directed his way. The audio or video clip of the comment isn't available but multiple reactions calling out the barb created noticeable buzz on Twitter.
Shane Warne calls former Australia captain Steve Waugh 'most selfish player'; describes Baggy Green worship as embarrassing
He thought of Steve Waugh as "the most selfish player" and wanted to "puke" at the "Baggy Green worship" — controversial spin legend Shane Warne pulled no punches as he recalled his eventful time in the dressing room of a seemingly invincible Australian team.
Australia coach Justin Langer to have more say in selection process following Mark Waugh's resignation
Langer will chair the Twenty20 panel, while Hohns will head the Test and one-day process in consultation with Langer and Chappell.