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Player of the Match

Day 3

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Yuvraj cleared of dissent charge

Yuvraj Singh has been found not guilty of breaching the Code of Conduct during the second day of India's first Test against Australia in Melbourne

572dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the MCG

India's revival with the ball

Although Indian bowlers gave their all on the third day after their batsmen had faltered, the match still hangs heavily in Australia's favour

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Yuvraj charged with dissent

Yuvraj Singh has been charged with dissent for standing his ground after his dismissal on the second day of the Melbourne Test

Day 2

572dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the MCG

Tendulkar defends India's tactics

Sachin Tendulkar refused to blame India's new opening combination for the poor start to the innings as they were facing a "brilliant" spell of bowling

Day 1

572dHR Gopalakrishna

Ponting's rare failure

Stats highlights from the third day of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India

572dGeorge Binoy and HR Gopalakrishna

Australia extend MCG dominance

Stats highlights from the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India

572dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Melbourne

A timely revival of the jet-lagged

Tale of the Indian revival from a point of sleepwalking on the field to grabbing nine Australian wickets on the first day of the first Test at the MCG

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Kumble's arrival and Warne's revival

Peter English and Siddhartha Vaidyanathan present the remarkable events of the first day of the first Test between Australia and India at the MCG


572dBrydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia wrap up 15th straight win

India needed a record score to win but instead Australia edged closer to a milestone of their own, posting their 15th consecutive Test victory as they wrapped up the Boxing Day Test within four days

572dBrydon Coverdale at the MCG

Clark's spark fires Australia

In the lead-up to Boxing Day Australia were certain they had a much more mature attack than last time India visited for Tests and within two days at the MCG Stuart Clark and Brett Lee proved that confidence was justified

572dBrydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia crumble to Kumble

India were the last team to seriously threaten Australia in Tests at home and it took only one day in Melbourne for Anil Kumble to reignite the spark. Kumble was the architect and builder of the Indian challenge, grabbing 5 for 84

572dBrydon Coverdale at the MCG

India set 499 to win in Melbourne

You broke it, you fix it. That might well be the message from India's bowlers to their batsmen after Australia set them 499 to win despite being challenged again by India's attack at the MCG. At the close India had reached 0 for 6 with Rahul Dravid on 3 a

572dPeter English at the MCG

Australia on the verge of another record

The Australians insist the record of 16 consecutive Test wins, which was set by Steve Waugh's sides between 1999 and 2001, has not been discussed at all

572dPeter English at the MCG

Clark silences the doubters

In a pace attack that complemented each other, restricting runs without negating the aggression, Clark caused the most problems

572dPeter English in Melbourne

Johnson relieved to hold his own

Mitchell Johnson ended a Test he was not sure he would play in with anenhanced reputation and the hope India's batsmen would see him as a threat for the rest of the series

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Milestone in pink

Here are the Plays of the day for day two of the first Test between India and Australia in Melbourne

572dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan at the MCG

Choking to win

India weren't blasted out of this Test, as a 337-run margin would suggest, but squeezed out of it

572dNagraj Gollapudi and Siddhartha Vaidyanathan at the MCG

'Gilchrist can go on a lot longer' - Healy

Ian Healy was delighted after Adam Gilchrist caught Zaheer Khan off Brett Lee to equal Healy's Australian record of 395 dismissals

572dPeter English in Melbourne

'One of my best hundreds' - Hayden

Matthew Hayden conquered the MCG with his sixth Test hundred in the stadium before calling it the toughest surface he had batted on for two years

572dPeter English in Melbourne

Pleasing everyone at once

Peter English considers the effects of Australia being challenged on the first day at the MCG

572dPeter English at the MCG

Declaration shuts India out

Ricky Ponting waited until Australia's lead was nearly 500 before declaring but Australia have plenty of time to bowl India out

572dPeter English at the MCG

Patient Hogg upstages India

Hogg's Australia's best spin option and can be satisfied that he out-performed Symonds and troubled one of the game's most accomplished players of spin

572dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Melbourne

Openers cause headaches for Kumble

It's ironic that a year that began with India celebrating a new openingcombination has ended with them grappling over the choice of their top two

572dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Melbourne

A century for Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly became the 8th, and oldest, Indian to play a 100 Tests

236dSiddhartha Vaidyanathan in Melbourne

Australia all set for MCG dominance

Boxing Day will see 70,000 people gathered to witness the first Test between Australia and India at the MCG where the home side has not lost a Test for nine years

India 4th innings Partnerships

1st26R DravidW Jaffer
2nd28R DravidVVS Laxman
3rd23SR TendulkarVVS Laxman
4th41SC GangulyVVS Laxman
5th7SC GangulyYuvraj Singh
6th19SC GangulyMS Dhoni
7th13A KumbleSC Ganguly
8th0SC GangulyHarbhajan Singh
9th0SC GangulyZ Khan
10th4Z KhanRP Singh