Australia vs India, 2nd Test: Day 1, Session 3 analysisLast updated on Dec 26, 2020, 12:36 pm
India bowled Australia out for 195 on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.
They resumed the third session on 136/5 and lost the final five wickets for 59 runs.
In reply, India have lost one wicket (36/1).
Here's the report.
India get Green and Paine in quick succession
Australia needed Cameron Green and Tim Paine to play sensibly and see out the threat.
However, Mohammed Siraj got the breakthrough with an inswinging delivery.
Green (12) looked to flick the ball and was beaten on the inside edge. The ball hit his pads and a review couldn't save him.
In the next over, R Ashwin dismissed Paine (13) to hand India the momentum.
Cummins and Lyon add crucial 27 runs for ninth wicket
India removed Mitchell Starc next to reduce Australia at 164/8.
However, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon added a vital 27-run stand to help their team get past 190.
Lyon hit Bumrah for a few boundaries, before being adjudged LBW.
The pacer conceded 16 runs in that over as Josh Hazlewood opened his account with a boundary.
In the next over, Cummins was dismissed.
Starc bowls a superb first over, dismisses Mayank
Mitchell Starc bowled an excellent first over. He came out all guns blazing and attacked Mayank Agarwal, who also saw an LBW appeal get turned down.
However, in the final ball of the over, Starc dismissed Mayank with a brilliant sharp inswinging delivery.
Mayank went for a review, but the bat never touched the ball.
This was brilliant from Starc.
Gill, Pujara see out the tricky phase
After Mayank's dismissal, India needed Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara to make sure the team doesn't suffer another blow.
Gill, who opened his account with a four, was dropped at third slip by Marnus Labuschagne moments later.
Gill (28*) played some good shots after that and looked positive.
- Cricket News