September 21, 2013, 10:16 am
December 30, 1911. Deprived of the new ball in the previous Test, Sydney Barnes returned with a vengeance at Melbourne to reduce the Australians to 11 for four within the first hour. Four days later, in the final innings, Jack Hobbs played one of the most silken knocks to win the game. Arunabha Sengupta revisits the Test that set the trend for England’s eventual 3-1 triumph.