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Brief scores: India 443/7 declare & 106/8 declare beat Australia 151 & 261 all out (Pat Cummins 63, Shaun Marsh 44; Jasprit Bumrah 3/53, Ravindra Jadeja 3/82) by 137 runs

SCORECARD AND BALL-BY-BALL DETAILS

DAY 5 ACTION

Report: India beat Australia by 137 runs; take 2-1 series lead

Kaushik: Melbourne triumph reflection of India’s unmatched balance

Narula: India regain lead at MCG with 137-run win, end year on a high

Quotes: We are not going to stop here: Virat Kohli

Quotes: Hopefully I will keep getting better: Jasprit Bumrah

Quotes: Tim Paine disappointed with batting performance

Quotes: Jasprit Bumrah is the best bowler in world now: Virat Kohli

Quotes: In absence of Smith, Warner, batsmen failed against Indian attack: Tim Paine

Quotes: Pujara has been flexible in altering his game plan: Kohli

Quotes: Our first-class cricket is amazing which is why we won: Kohli’s subtle response to O’Keeffe

Stats: Kohli equals Ganguly’s record of most overseas Test wins by India captain

Stats: Bumrah’s record-breaking bowling in Australia, Ishant surpasses Bedi

Reactions: Sachin Tendulkar leads congratulatory wishes after India’s Melbourne win

Reactions: Our bowlers are just not good enough: Shane Warne

Reactions: Jasprit Bumrah’s variations remind me of Wasim Akram: VVS Laxman

News: Marnus Labuschagne added to Australia squad for Sydney Test

 

DAY 4 ACTION

ReportDefiant Pat Cummins takes Boxing Day Test to the final day

Kaushik: Pat Cummins wages lone battle as Australian grit returns, albeit too late

AnalysisBest and worst from Day 4 of Melbourne Test

Comment: Matthew Wade next in line for Tests but it won’t happen at the SCG: Ricky Ponting

ControversyKerry O’Keefe at it again: ‘Why would you call your kid Cheteshwar Jadeja’

GalleryIndia vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 4

 

DAY 3 ACTION

Report: India collapse to Cummins after Bumrah’s six secure huge lead

Kaushik: No follow-on? No surprise after Jasprit Bumrah’s splendid MCG performance

Narula: Bumrah’s 6-wicket haul eclipses Cummins heroics on Day 3

Quotes: We lost a few more wickets that we wanted to: Jasprit Bumrah

Quotes: Rohit Sharma asked me to bowl the slower delivery to Shaun Marsh: Jasprit Bumrah

Quotes: Australian batsmen need to bat like Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli: Pat Cummins

Stats: Bumrah breaks 39-year-old record

Analysis:  The best and worst from day three at the MCG 

VIDEO: Tim Paine tells Rishabh Pant to babysit his kids in Hobart

News: MCG Spectators warned to cease racially motivated taunts

News: I’ll work my a*** off in the nets to make a comeback: Handscomb

News: Ravi Shastri hits out at Kerry O’Keefe’s crude comments

News:  ACA expresses concerns over use of stump mics

 

DAY 2 ACTION

Match in Pics

Report: Australia end day two at 8/0 after India pile up 443/7

Kaushik: Kohli, dynamic influencer, and Pujara, unhurried aggregator, thwart Australia

Narula: Pujara leaves his mark on slow-release Test cricket at MCG

Quotes: MCG pitch’s variable bounce will be tough for Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara

Quotes: MCG wicket is deteriorating more than we thought it would: Aaron Finch

Day two: As it happened

Stats: Kohli surpasses Dravid for Indian with most runs in a calendar year in overseas Tests

Analysis: Best and worst from day two of Melbourne Test

VIDEO: If Rohit hits a six here, I am changing to Mumbai: Paine sledges at the MCG

News: Kerry O’Keeffe apologies for ‘railway canteen staff’ jibe at Mayank Agarwal

DAY 1 ACTION

Kaushik: To the manor born, Mayank Agarwal stars on Test debut

Narula: India ahead or match in balance?

Report: Agarwal and Pujara set agenda for India’s dominance at the MCG

QuotesWould have liked to stay on till end of the day: Mayank Agarwal

GalleryIndia vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1

StatsAgarwal sixth India opener to reach 50 in his first innings of Test cricket

News: Kerry O’Keeffe says Agarwal’s 304*came against ‘some canteen people & waiters’

News: Opening in Tests ‘unfair’ on Hanuma Vihari: VVS Laxman

News: Mitchell Marsh booed on day one of the Boxing Day Test match

News: Lap of honour for Ricky Ponting as part of ICC Hall of Fame induction

News: R Ashwin’s frequent injuries concern Sourav Ganguly

TossIndia win toss, opt to bat against Australia

 

PREVIEW PACKAGE

Deep Dasgupta: India should open with Rohit Sharma

Kaushik: Hanuma Vihari, a middle-order stylist thrust into opener’s role

Kaushik: With Mayank Agarwal primed for big stage, the time for change is now

Preview: MCG pitch in focus as India and Australia chase series lead

Video: Chetan Narula’s Boxing Day Test preview

Video: Langer backs Mitch Marsh ahead of 3rd Test

Video: I will definitely score a 100 or 200 – Ajinkya Rahane

Quotes: Even if Ravindra Jadeja is 80 percent fit, he will play the 3rd Test: Ravi Shastri

Quotes: Pressure is on both teams heading into Boxing Day Test: Mitchell Starc

News: R Ashwin’s frequent injuries concern Sourav Ganguly

News: Opening in Tests ‘unfair’ on Hanuma Vihari, ‘unfortunate’ for Murali Vijay: VVS Laxman