India Vs Australia, 2nd Test live scores: India 36-1 at Stumps on Day 1

India vs Australia 2nd Test is being played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day (December 26, 2020). After getting bundled out for a mere 36 in the Adelaide Test, India has made 4 changes in its playing 11. Australia won the first Test by eight wickets inside three days, now lead this four-match series 2-1 and India have everything to chase, repair and play for in this second game - the traditional Boxing Day Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 12:39

MELBOURNE: India vs Australia 2nd Test is being played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Boxing Day (December 26, 2020). After getting bundled out for a mere 36 in the Adelaide Test, India has made 4 changes in its playing 11. Australia won the first Test by eight wickets inside three days, now lead this four-match series 2-1 and India have everything to chase, repair and play for in this second game - the traditional Boxing Day Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

While Shubman Gill, who will make his Test debut against Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, comes in for Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant has replaced Wridhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja in place of Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj for Mohammed Shami.

Opener Shaw had looked out of place as he was dismissed in a similar fashion -- gap between bat and pad -- in both the innings and while Shubman Gill was included in his place, bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja comes in for regular skipper Kohli.

The India captain, Virat Kohli, has been granted paternity leave to be with his wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child. In the absence of Virat Kohli, who is on a paternity leave, Ajinkya Rahane will lead India cricket team in the remaining three Test matches.

Earlier, Justin Langer informed that Australia would field an unchanged playing 11 for the second Test unless there is a injury concern or niggle before the start of play. 

India playing 11: Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah,

Australia playing 11: Joe Burns, Mathew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathon Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

Stay tuned to Zee News for live scores and updates on Ind Vs Aus Boxing Day Test at MCG 

26 December 2020, 12:38 PM

India 36-1 at Stumps on Day 1

Play ends just short of the stipulated 90 overs, with India at 36/1 in 11 overs, thanks largely to Shubman Gill's 28*. Giving him company is Cheteshwar Pujara (7*) after Gill lost his fellow opener Mayank Agarwal (0) early. India trail Australia (195) by 159 runs.

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 36-1 ; Shubman Gill (28), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

 

26 December 2020, 12:36 PM

IND vs AUS live score after 10 Overs: 35-1

Over Summary:  2 0 4 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 35-1 ; Shubman Gill (28), Cheteshwar Pujara (6)

Nathan Lyon, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

26 December 2020, 11:54 AM

WICKET!! Starc scalps Mayank for a duck

Mayank blocks the inswinging yorker back to bowler. Starc traps Mayank off the last delivery, Mayank takes REVIEW and the hitting stumps is umpire's call. Starc strikes in the first over again. Agarwal lbw b Starc 0(6)

 

26 December 2020, 11:52 AM

Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal open for India. Mayank taking the strike as Mitchell Starc bowls the first over

26 December 2020, 11:41 AM

Australia ALL OUT for 195!

R Jadeja takes the last Aussie wicket in the form of Pat Cummins who tries to go big but is caught in the deep by Siraj. Bumrah remained the pick of the bowlers with his 4/56, well supported by Ashwin's 3/35 and debutant Siraj's 2/40. Labuschagne (48) and Head (38) fought valiantly for a while but couldn't kick on against a discipline Indian bowling unit after skipper Tim Paine elected to bat after winning the toss.

26 December 2020, 11:41 AM

OUT! Bumrah gets his man, Lyon (20), next ball. The Aussie tailender asks for a review, but to no avail. The on-field decision is upheld. Australia 191/9. Bumrah one short of a five-for.

26 December 2020, 11:40 AM

WICKET!! Cummins defends the first two deliveries then goes for a big one off the third one, manages only a top edge and Siraj takes the catch at long-on. Cummins c Siraj b Jadeja 9(33) [4s-1]

IND vs AUS live score after 72.3 Overs: 195-9 

26 December 2020, 10:52 AM

Wicket!! Another wicket down. Paine (13) caught at leg-slip, as Ashwin takes his third wicket of the innings. Well taken by Vihari. India on fire at the MCG. Australia 155/7.

26 December 2020, 10:51 AM

Siraj rewarded with his second wicket for consistently asking questions. Green departs, LBW for 12. Australia 155/6.

26 December 2020, 10:50 AM

Wicket !! Australia in big trouble. Siraj scalps Green. 

26 December 2020, 10:39 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 60 Overs: 152-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1  ; Australia 1st innings: 145-5 ; Cameron Green (8), Tim Paine (7)

26 December 2020, 10:20 AM

NOT OUT! Mix-up, appeal for run-out at the batting end. Signal for the third-umpire. Tim Paine (6*) gets the benefit of the doubt for that missing in-between-frames moment.

Australia 143/5.

 

26 December 2020, 10:07 AM

 

26 December 2020, 09:47 AM

Labuschagne (48) caught flicking by fellow debutant Gill. Australia 134/5. First Test wicket for Siraj and first Test catch for Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 52 Overs: 136-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 136-5 ; Cameron Green (6), Tim Paine (0)

26 December 2020, 09:44 AM

Wicket!! Australia five down as Siraj scalps Labuschagne

26 December 2020, 09:30 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 45 Overs: 127-4

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 127-4 ; Marnus Labuschagne (45), Cameron Green (0)

26 December 2020, 09:29 AM

End of the 44th over. Australia 126/4. Cameron Green has joined Labuschagne (45*) in the middle.

26 December 2020, 09:27 AM

Wicket!! Bumrah strikes to break the 86-run partnership. Head (38) departs, caught in the slips by Rahane. An absolute ripper of a delivery by Bumrah, who now has two wickets.

26 December 2020, 08:57 AM

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1, session 2: Drinks Break

Partnership: 79 (153)
Last Wkt: Steven Smith c Pujara b Ashwin 0(8) - 38/3 in 14.3 ov.
Over Left: 50
Last 10 overs: 48 runs, 0 wkts

26 December 2020, 08:52 AM

Labuschagne, Head put up 50-run stand

26 December 2020, 08:03 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 30 Overs: 69-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 2 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 69-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (27), Travis Head (7)

26 December 2020, 08:02 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 28 Overs: 67-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 1  ; Australia 1st innings: 67-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (27), Travis Head (5)

26 December 2020, 08:02 AM

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1: Post Lunch session begins

Mohammed Siraj bowls the first over post Lunch.

26 December 2020, 07:22 AM

Key highlights of session 1

Drinks: Australia - 35/2 in 12.5 overs (Labuschagne 5)
Over 15.2: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - Reiffel, Batsman - Labuschagne (Struck down)
Australia: 50 runs in 22.4 overs (136 balls), Extras 2
Over 26.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Oxenford, Batsman - Labuschagne (Upheld)
Lunch: Australia - 65/3 in 27.0 overs (Labuschagne 26, Head 4)
 

26 December 2020, 07:22 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 27 Overs: 65-3

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 65-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (26), Travis Head (4)

26 December 2020, 07:20 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 25 Overs: 54-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 54-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (19), Travis Head (3)

26 December 2020, 07:19 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 20 Overs: 43-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 1  ; Australia 1st innings: 43-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (9), Travis Head (2)

26 December 2020, 06:47 AM

Second bowling change!!. Ravindra Jadeja brought in with his left-arm spin. 

26 December 2020, 06:46 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 18 Overs: 40-3

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 40-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (8), Travis Head (0)
Jasprit Bumrah continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Marnus Labuschagne.

26 December 2020, 06:46 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 17 Overs: 40-3

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 40-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (8), Travis Head (0)

26 December 2020, 06:45 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 16 Overs: 39-3

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 39-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (7), Travis Head (0)
 

26 December 2020, 06:45 AM

WICKET!! 3rd wicket for India as Ashwin strikes again. Big fish Steve Smith is walking back for zero, caught by Pujara. Australia wobbling at 38/3.

26 December 2020, 06:43 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 15 Overs: 38-3 | Ashwin scalps Smith

Over Summary:  1 B2 W 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 38-3 ; Marnus Labuschagne (6), Travis Head (0)

26 December 2020, 06:43 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 14 Overs: 35-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 35-2 ; Marnus Labuschagne (4), Steve Smith (0)

Jasprit Bumrah [5.0-2-6-1] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Steve Smith.

26 December 2020, 06:42 AM

IND vs AUS live score after 14 Overs: 35-2

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0  ; Australia 1st innings: 35-2 ; Marnus Labuschagne (4), Steve Smith (0)

Jasprit Bumrah [5.0-2-6-1] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Steve Smith.

26 December 2020, 06:41 AM

WICKET!! Ashwin strikes for India! Australia lose their second wicket as Jadeja holds onto a skier off Wade's (30) bat.

26 December 2020, 06:39 AM

Labuschagne, the new man, is at the crease (3*). Australia 25/1 after 5 Over. Umesh and Bumrah have finished five testing overs each. Wade is going steady at (22*). There is a bowling change in the form of Ashwin's off-spin.

26 December 2020, 06:37 AM

WICKET!! Bumrah removes Burns for a duck! as. The ball moved off the seam, but Burns chose to poke at it and ends up nicking it to Rishabh Pant. His unimpressive 10-ball stay didn't trouble the scorers. Australia 10/1 in the fifth over.

26 December 2020, 06:35 AM

The first over of the 2nd Test was a maiden from Bumrah. It ended with Burns flashing his bat outside off-stump for a drive. Lucky not to edge that one. Australia were 0/0.

26 December 2020, 06:34 AM

Joe Burns and Matthew Wade began for Australia, while Jasprit Bumrah started the proceedings for India with the new ball, which has changed colour from pink to the more familiar red one.

26 December 2020, 06:33 AM

This is indeed a proud moment for the debutants!

 

 

26 December 2020, 06:32 AM

26 December 2020, 06:31 AM

THe Boxing Day Test also marks the century of Tests between India and Australia.

26 December 2020, 06:31 AM

Australia have earlier won the toss and opted to bat first.