India 36-1 on first day’s play, 159 runs behind Australia
The Boxing Day Test match between India and Australia is being played at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia captain Tim Paine has won the toss and decided to bat first. There have been four changes in the playing eleven of Team India, while there has been no change in the playing eleven of the Australian team. In front of India’s superb bowling, Australia’s batsmen have completely succumbed and the team is all out after scoring just 195 runs in the first innings. For Team India, Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets. India’s team scored 36 runs at the loss of one wicket at the end of the first day’s play. Shubman Gill, making his debut for the team, was not out scoring 28 runs and Pujara 6 runs. India are still 159 runs behind in the first innings.
Earlier, in front of the tight bowling of R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj, the Australian batsmen bowed down and after winning the toss, the Australian team could score only 195 runs in the first innings on the first day of the Boxing Day Test match. Apart from Marnus Labuschen, no other batsman faced an Indian attack. Labushen scored the most 48 runs. Apart from him, Travis Head scored an innings of 38 runs.