A video of the Boxing Day Test preparations of India and Australia. India will take on Australia in the first Test of the four-Test series to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday.

 

Both teams had an extended practice session at the MCG on Saturday. During the press conference after the session, Australia captain Michael Clarke said he enjoys watching Sachin Tendulkar bat but hoped that the Indian icon doesn't score his much-awaited 100th international century during the upcoming four-match Test series, starting on December 26.

 

“That's (Tendulkar scoring his 100th international ton) certainly a prospect. I hope that doesn't happen. I hope he scores it in his next series,” said Clarke ahead of their first Test.

 

“He's been an unbelievable player for such a long period of time. I really enjoy watching him bat. If he does score his 100th century, he deserves every bit of credit and applause.

 

“I think it's going to be a great crowd at this Test match, watching him and supporting him. I wish him well but in a perfect world, I'd like Sachin to score his 100th century in the next series India play,” he added.