The 2007-2008 Australia tour was a famous one for many reasons and was a closely fought series. After several deliveries which pushed Head back, Bumrah landed the perfect ball which captured the edge of Head's bat and flew into the hands of Ajinkya Rahane in the slips cordon. India captain Ajinkya Rahane is congratulated by Australia skipper Tim Paine at the end of the second Test, Steve Smith has a top score of eight so far this series, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, India level series by inflicting heavy defeat on Australia. Jones' baggy green, bat, sunnies and a tube of white zinc were displayed at the stumps in the middle of the MCG. Saturday, 30 January 2021 . The wicket brings the 86 run partnership to an end. Lack of instant results could demoralise and eventually, wither them. Sports Home Australia vs India 2020-21 News Australia vs India, Boxing Day Test: Shubman Gill, Mohammed Siraj To Make Debuts; Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja Also In Playing XI The Indian bowlers still hold the upper hand and have the pair on their toes, but the duo are holding firm for the time being. Predictions? Having won the toss as raging favourites on Boxing Day, Australia were dismissed for 195 before India replied with 326, led by stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane's inspirational 112. #AUSvIND, Genuinely thought that should have been given out. Australia hosts India in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, looking to take a 2-0 lead in the series. #AUSvIND. A first over specialist, he nabbed the wicket of Mayank Agarwal with the in swing jamming in with the opener out without troubling the scoring. But I am not surprised, the Indian bowling is stacked (as I always tell people!). Start your Independent Premium subscription today. A fan present who attended India vs Australia the Boxing Day Test match has tested positive for novel coronavirus, the Melbourne Cricket Club confirmed on Wednesday. : 2337: Hours of play (local time) 10:30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30 Boxing Rugby league ... disappointing day with the bat against India in the third day of the second Test at the MCG. Plant UD 12 vs UD 12 Truax Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, United States US TV: FOX . Can he now put forth a solid innings like he did in Adelaide to dig Australia out of a hole? It's not been a Boxing Day to remember for Australia as the side were bowled out for 195 with the tail only able to add another 40 runs. The Club is committed to ensuring the 2020 Boxing Day Test operates in line with relevant Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines so all patrons can experience the MCG in a safe way while also prioritising members’ access to the Reserve. #AUSvIND, — Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) December 26, 2020. The first boxing day test was played between Australia and West Indies in 1968-69, at Melbourne cricket ground. Very brave call.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/zPkXJAsnFS, How the hell that is not out? Cricketers from both Australia and India lined the fence as the tributes unfolded on the big screen. Jasprit Bumrah took 4/56 from his 16 overs, Ravi Ashwin nabbed 3/35 to become the first finger spinner to take three or more wickets on day one of an MCG Test was Ravi Shastri in 1985/86, and debutant Mohammed Siraj had a day to remember with 2/40 off his 15 overs. We almost had an early answer of no after Siraj thundered one into the pads of Paine only for the umpire to give it not out and DRS to stick with the umpires call. Boxing results 2021 . Bumrah ended with 4/56 with Ravi Ashwin's 3/35 the best by a finger spinner since Ravi Shastri in 1985/86. Aussie and Victoria star James Pattinson walked to the pitch along with KL Rahul to pick up the items and they were placed on a seat on the edge of the MCG. Rahane ensured that his team didn’t flinch, even when rewards were not forthcoming. ‍♂️‍♂️ @7Cricket #AUSvIND, I think India can quite rightfully feel ripped off by that run out decision. We cannot be getting caught in between frames in this day and age. The Aussies make it through to lunch without losing another wicket and currently sit at 3/65 with the visitors comfortably on top after the opening session. The victory - which sets up a tantalising second half of the series between the top-ranked hosts and the third-ranked visitors - also came despite the absence of India's talismanic captain Virat Kohli, who is missing the last three Tests due to the birth of his first child. While the series was closely fought, the Boxing Day Test was rather one … Boxing Day Cricket Test Results: Dec 23, 2014 last but Australia opener Chris Rogers this time wants to score a century first up - on the opening day of the upcoming Boxing Day cricket Test The classic 'Aussie larrikin' who played hard and celebrated harder, Merv Hughes has earned a spot in Australian cricket's Hall of Fame for a 53-Test career that yielded 212 wickets READ MORE: India lose first Test after being bowled out for 36. Incredible. After Paine and the bowlers got Australia to safety in the last Test, he couldn't replicate the heroics. The 50 partnership ticks over for Labuschagne and Head. Follow all the action in our live blog. 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