IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test Highlights: Aussies bundled out for 195, India 36/1 at Stumps on Day 1

IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test Highlights: India finishes the day on 36/1. Shubman Gill remains unbeaten on 28 along with Pujara who is playing on 7* at the Stumps on Day one.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 26, 2020 14:23 IST
IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test Highlights: Aussies bundled out for 195, India 36/1 at Stumps on Day 1
Team India end with 36/1, trail Australia (195) by 159 runs

IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test Highlights: Day 1: Stumps - India trail by 159 runs

Brief score: AUS - 195 All-out (Labushgne 48, Travis Head 38; Bumrah 4/56, Ashwin 3/35)

IND - 36/1 (11 overs) (Shubman Gill 28* Cheteshwar Pujara 7* Mitchell Starc 1/14)

The 100th Test match between Australia and India (IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test) at MCG, Melbourne. In AUS 195's reply, debutant Shubman Gill has shown his temperament and class upfront after getting a reprieve cheaply as Agarwal goes without scoring after they came out to bat later in the day. Gill has found equal good support from Vice-captain Cheteshwar Pujara who has looked solid too. India finishes the day on 36 for the loss of only one wicket. Shubman Gill remains unbeaten on 28 along with Pujara who is playing on 7* at the Stumps on Day 1.

Australia are going into this match unchanged while Indian cricket team management has forced to make as many as four changes. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant come in the XI, while Mohamamd Siraj and Shubman Gill have been handed out debuts. Shubhman Gill receives his Test cap (No. 297) from Ravi Shastri. Mohammad Siraj receives it from Ravi Ashwin (298).

 

Meanwhile, stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane led Team India is still trailing Australia by 159 runs with four days to go. So, all in all, it would be still a lot to come for the batters as well as bowlers and we should have another gripping day tomorrow. The visitors will resume their day two with 36/1. Lets's hope this Indian team will get on to the MCG with a synergy to chase Australia's modest first innings 195 and established a massive lead.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. Indian disciplined bowling attack plotted fall of Australia for a paltry 195 in the first innings on the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin-led Indian attack showcased splendid bowling efforts from India, bowling out the Aussies before stumps.