Australia wrapped up the First Test at MCG taking 1 hour and 15 minutes of the final session to remove the last four wickets of India. The Aussies eased to a 122-run win as the Indian batting failed to deliver the goods chasing a target of 292 on a sporting drop-in pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
As many as 15 wickets went down on the drop-in pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today on Day 3 leaving the 1stTest right in the balance. Australia are in the lead with 230 runs with two wickets in hand and the match could go either way from here.
The Boxing Day Test Match is hanging in the balance and most probably could head towards a climax tomorrow on the fourth day! The final session of play saw India breaking the Ponting-Hussey partnership that was threatening to take the game away.
It was a dramatic final session to round off the Boxing Day at the MCG as India picked up three quick wickets but Australia recovered nicely thanks to a gritty unbeaten stand between Haddin and Siddle.
The 2-day warm-up match between Cricket Australia Chairman's XI and India ended in an obvious draw at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. This is the first of two matches that the touring Indians get ahead of the Boxing Day Test Match at Melbourne.