OVERS 1.four: First Take a look at runs for Agarwal as he quilt drives for three, India are away
Mayank Agarwal is the 295th cricketer to indicate India in Take a look at cricket and the first opener to debut at the MCG
Josh Hazlewood bowls the 2nd over, debutant Mayank Agarwal on strike
Vihari plays out a maiden first over from Starc
Mitchell Starc bowls the first over of the Boxing Day Take a look at, Hanuma Vihari on strike
India skipper, Virat Kohli, feels that it is some distance a valid anxious ground below the grass overlaying, so would truly like to bat in actuality well because it could well well safe more challenging in the third and 4th innings with the ground getting slower. Does now not in actuality feel that there’s any anguish about the past and is targeted on the point to.
Australia skipper, Tim Paine, says that he’s chuffed that they’re going to be bowling. Feels that they are chuffed to approach help in with a snatch and feels that it became once a reward for the anxious work. States that he’s in actuality proud to be captaining his nation in a Boxing Day Take a look at.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has received the toss and chose to bat towards Australia.
India Taking half in XI: Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia Taking half in XI: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (capt), Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc.
India dropped every their struggling openers and opted for the left-arm trip of Ravindra Jadeja for the Boxing Day Take a look at towards Australia of their repeat to reclaim the lead in the four-match sequence at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay paid the imprint for placing collectively right one double-digit stand at the halfway point of the four-Take a look at sequence.
Mayank Agarwal makes his Take a look at debut with spinning all-rounder Hanuma Vihari becoming a member of him in a brand new-acquire out about opening pair.
After their resolution now to now not play a specialist spinner spectacularly backfired in Perth, the set up Australia levelled the sequence 1-1, India included Jadeja in the playing XI after first replacement Ravichandran Ashwin failed to get better from an belly pressure.
India additionally disregarded pacer Umesh Yadav, while Rohit Sharma returned to bolster the center listing.
Australia have recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh at the expense of center listing batsman Peter Handscomb in the most real looking replace to the aspect who received the Perth Take a look at by 146 runs.