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Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Ponting's double-hundred puts Australia in charge

Dec 28, 2003: Ricky Ponting's restrained and mature 257, his second double-century in successiveTests, was the highlight of the third day at the MCG, one that went almostperfectly for Australia

The Wisden Bulletin

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Ponting's double-hundred puts Australia in charge

Dec 28, 2003: Ricky Ponting's restrained and mature 257, his second double-century in successive Tests, was the highlight of the third day at the MCG, one that went almost perfectly for Australia

The Wisden Bulletin by Chandrahas Choudhury

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

The perils of spongy bounce

Dec 27, 2003: The pitch was expected to assist the bowlers on the first day, and then become a good batting wicket on days two and three, before helping the bowlers for the rest of the game

Rahul Bhatia

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Hayden - 'It's a rewarding place to play'

Dec 27, 2003: Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting continued their remarkable run of form in 2003, as Australia returned to something like their best form on the second day of the Melbourne Test

Dileep Premachandran at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Hayden - 'It's a rewarding place to play'

Dec 27, 2003: Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting continued their remarkable run of form in 2003, as Australia returned to something like their best form on the second day of the Melbourne Test

Dileep Premachandran at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

The perils of spongy bounce

Dec 27, 2003: The pitch was expected to assist the bowlers on the first day, and then become a good batting wicket on days two and three, before helping the bowlers for the rest of the game

Rahul Bhatia

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Out of jail

Dec 27, 2003: Steve Waugh's farewell season hasn't turned into a funeral yet

The Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Out of jail

Dec 27, 2003: Steve Waugh's farewell season hasn't turned into a funeral yet

The Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Hayden and Ponting put Australia in charge

Dec 26, 2003: Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting scored centuries as Australia finished the second day on 317 for 3, just 49 behind India's first-innings total

The Wisden Bulletin

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Hayden and Ponting put Australia in charge

Dec 26, 2003: Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting scored centuries as Australia finished the second day on 317 for 3, just 49 behind India's first-innings total

The Wisden Bulletin by Chandrahas Choudhury

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Sehwag - 'I was too busy enjoying making a hundred'

Dec 26, 2003: Virender Sehwag called it his best innings, even better than the blazing 147 against the West Indies at Mumbai last year

Dileep Premachandran at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Sehwag - 'I was too busy enjoying making a hundred'

Dec 26, 2003: Virender Sehwag called it his best innings, even better than the blazing 147 against the West Indies at Mumbai last year

Dileep Premachandran at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

The length bowlers go to

Dec 26, 2003: India batted first on what was supposed to be a bouncy track, with cloud cover

Rahul Bhatia

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

The length bowlers go to

Dec 26, 2003: India batted first on what was supposed to be a bouncy track, with cloud cover

Rahul Bhatia

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

The sublime savage

Dec 26, 2003: The moment of the day came in Brett Lee's second over of the day

The Wisden Verdict by Sambit Bal at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Victoria Bitter at the MCG

Dec 26, 2003: The Melbourne Cricket Ground has a greater claim than Lord's to be the home of cricket, having hosted both the first Test and the first one-day international, in addition to being the premier patch of turf in the most successful cricket-playing

Roving Reporter by Dileep Premachandran at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Victoria Bitter at the MCG

Dec 26, 2003: The Melbourne Cricket Ground has a greater claim than Lord's to be the home of cricket, having hosted both the first Test and the first one-day international, in addition to being the premier patch of turf in the most successful cricket-playing

Roving Reporter by Dileep Premachandran at the MCG

The Melbourne Cricket Ground

The gladiator's stage

Dec 26, 2003: When Brett Lee got one to kick from a length in his second over and struck Virender Sehwag on the head, a huge cheer went up in the stands

Roving Reporter by Sambit Bal in Melbourne

The Melbourne Cricket Ground

The gladiator's stage

Dec 26, 2003: When Brett Lee got one to kick from a length in his second over and struck Virender Sehwag on the head, a huge cheer went up in the stands

Roving Reporter by Sambit Bal in Melbourne

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

Sehwag century puts Australia on the back foot

Dec 26, 2003: Virender Sehwag's 195 put India in a strong position, as they finished the first day at Melbourne on 329 for 4

The Wisden Bulletin
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