The first cricket test match between India and Australia commenced today in MCG, Melbourne, popularly known as Boxing Day test match. At the close of day one, Australia were 277 for 6. At one stage, Australia were reduced to 217/6, after Zaheer Khan removed Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey in consecutive balls. At that stage, Australian inning was shaken but thanks to determined and strong batting by Haddin and Peter Siddle, they took charge of the inning and reached at a safe point.
The last session of the match belonged to Australia and as usual, Indian bowlers could not put pressure on Aussies tailenders. If the tail wag a little bit more then India could be in trouble as it will be difficult to score too much runs on this wicket.
Tomorrow’s first session will be very important from the perspective of outcome of this test match. Indian bowlers must be in their complete elements from the first ball and should remove the overnight batsmen as early as possible before they do the damage further. Indian bowlers should fold the Australian first inning below 300 if the have to remain in hunt for giving lead to them in the first inning.
It is not difficult task because all the star Aussies batsmen are back in pavilion and if India can get early breakthroughs then they will have the upper hand.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s action and hope this test turn out to be pulsating and thrilling!