SHOT! Sports Home Australia vs India 2020-21 News Australia vs India: Shubman Gill, KL Rahul And Rishabh Pant Get Ready For Boxing Day Test; Wriddhiman Saha, Prithvi Shaw Set To Be Benched Or a set up? • 2014- While Australia dominated, the end result was a draw James Matthey,James McKern and … But that is exactly what has transpired in the first two days of the big Boxing Day Test at the MCG. India's bowlers were excellent earlier, restricting and tormenting the Australia batsmen, who did not do themselves too many favours. That defensive shot is a work of art, just so compact, tidy. Nope, it was a no ball, so Hazlewood will have to get rid of his hat again and steam in again. 1st ODI: November 27 – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (D/N) – 9:10 AM. 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There's a tick over 20 minutes left of play today. The Australian bowling was good, but a lovely counter attack from 21-year-old Ranji Shield star from the Punjab, Shubman Gill, who looked every inch the Test match opener India has been looking for with an assured display punctuated by some nice shots to the boundary and some stoic defence, matched by that of Cheteshwar Pujara. India has already lost the first Test match by eight wickets. Wow, that was quite something. What are the post-lockdown rules for Perth from 6pm tonight? Also, the Ashes series, which is played every four years, features a test beginning on the day. But Gill and Pujara remained resolute, the former scoring confidently while safely navigating their team to a commanding position at stumps. India still yet to score, one wicket down. Ten days after being dismissed for 36 in Adelaide, India win the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne by 8 wickets to level the series 1-1. Tim Paine won the toss on a sunny Melbourne morning, and though the pitch offered some life for the bowlers, it was their own skill that quickly put the Australian batsmen under pressure. Reckon India will be a lot happier with this 36 than their last inns of 36! Spicy. Shane Warne takes his 700th Test wicket — Australia v England, 2006. ;-). Pujara, up on his toes, fends away for a single into the off side. Australia is no exception to this tradition. India has claimed the honours after day one of the Boxing Day Test, bowling Australia out for 195 before closing play at 1-36. Live cricket coverage, live streaming, cricket highlights, live scores, breaking news, video, analysis and expert opinion. With ball in hand Starc was far more effective though, trapping Mayank Agarwal in front at the end of a sensational first over. Mullagh was leader of the 1868 Aboriginal tour to the UK Gill jumps and fends into the off side, no run, a big, clear shout illustrating that fact. Two steps and an off drive to dye for all the way along the deck for a four. Bumrah claimed Head in familiar fashion, with the left-hander nibbling outside his off stump and edging to gully for 38. Pujara comes in, under pressure, it has to be said after a disappointing first Test performance. No run. India vs Australia Boxing Day Test 2020: Ravi Ashwin Dismisses Steve Smith for His First Test Duck Since 2016 (Watch Video) 26 Dec, 2020 Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin extended his dominance over Steve Smith in the Boxing-Day Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). While KL Rahul and Mohammed Siraj are expected to come in for Kohli and Shami, three more changes are possible in the XI. The Boxing Day Test attendance regularly tops 80,000 on 26 December, while the total Boxing Day Test match attendance often exceeds 200,000 spectators. Oh no! Debutant Mohammed Siraj took care of Labuschagne, who was caught at leg slip for 48. Since then, every year, Australia plays a Boxing Day Test against the team currently touring the country. Captained by Ajinkya Rahane in absence of Kohli, it will be a real challenge for the Indians to come back strong after a humiliating defeat. • The only One Day International match played on a Boxing Day was in the year 1989 between Australia and Sri Lanka. Gill squared up and Labuschagne drops a dolly at second slip. Oh dear. That one was outside off and a beauty, had Pujara fending away at a fullish ball that just beat the outside edge of the bat. Live cricket coverage, live streaming, cricket highlights, live scores, breaking news, video, analysis and expert opinion. Public Holidays 2021 Australia Dates , Australian Public Holidays, School Holidays & Occasions Calendar. • 2000- Australia beat West Indies by 352 runs. Gill defends the first, then the second back to Lyon, who shaped to throw down the stumps after Gill walked down the pitch. Ravi Jadeja eventually held the catch despite colliding with the onrushing Shubman Gill. The Australians’ love for the Boxing Day Test goes beyond the fact that they love cricket. Every year, the outdoor loving public flock to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to witness what is traditionally known as the Boxing Day Test, played between Australia and the current touring team. 1. Hazlewood gets the ball to nip back again, Gill fends past bat pad, takes off but then stays where he is to face the final ball of the day. Australia has been roasted once against after India claimed the honours on day one, bouncing back after the Adelaide Test debacle. He's a good player. A bit leg side but Pujara edges, then gets the hand off the bat pretty sharpish as if the ball jumped up at him. • 2011- Australia beat India by 122 runs • 2002- Australia beat England by 5 wickets. Where to see the best Christmas Lights in 2020? Many countries celebrate Boxing Day, the very day next to Christmas Day, by organising sporting events. The first time a test match was played in Australia on the Boxing Day was in 1950 when the host nation pitted themselves against arch rivals England as part of the Ashes tour. Starc sends one across the face of Pujara's bat - fizzing past the outside edge. He's not on strike yet though, it's the debutant Shubman Gill. With lunch still some way away, Australia desperately needed a partnership and despite some early jitters, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head provided it. • The 1995 test match against Sri Lanka sparked a huge controversy when umpire Darrel Hair called the Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan seven times for throwing. Starc slogged a couple but was caught at fine leg, Nathan Lyon did likewise before being trapped LBW and Cummins was caught at midwicket, ending Australia's innings well before the close of play on Boxing Day. It begins annually on Boxing Day (26 December) and is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). It's the least they deserved after taking the honours on six of the seven days played. He leaves the next ball that rises outside off. The tickets for the Boxing Day Test, though, will be on sale to ACF members from December 10 at 3 p.m. AEDT. #AUSvIND — Andrew Wu (@wutube) December 29, 2020 Oh my, Starc entices a little waft of the bat from Gill, pushing the ball at in excess of 140kph across the body. India's Ajinkya Rahane holds his man of the match award after winning the second cricket test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. As you were, a stoic, solid defensive shot for no run. Australian coach Justin Langer has admitted that he would a 'courageous' man to change the side that demolished India for the Boxing Day Test match at the MCG. The first match will be a day-night contest, while the second game is a traditional Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), beginning December 26. Leg side from Hazlewood, Pujara looked interested momentarily, but just watched it sail past in the end. Gill is watchful and forward, defending out the over. Joe Burns continued his lean run by edging behind off the bowling of Bumrah for a duck, while partner Matt Wade's promising start came to a premature end when he went a little too hard at an Ashwin delivery, skying it to midwicket. Oh that one fizzes past the outside edge, squaring Gill up after straightening off the pitch. Fuller, same result - whizzing past the outside edge and Gill could be in trouble here if Cummins gets that line just a little bit tighter... Gill gets bat on ball to end the over - and that's a stunning over from Cummins. Cam Green and Tim Paine were combative at the crease but brought undone by Siraj and Ashwin respectively, before the bowlers came out for one last dip. Complete schedule for India’s tour of Australia 2020-21. • 2009- Australia beat Pakistan by 170 runs. So, India's day, trailing Australia by just 159 with nine wickets in hand the batsmen settling after they survived that initial blast from the fast bowlers, helped by a dropped catch by Marnus Labuschagne. It is not often that India dominates two consecutive days of a Test match in tough alien conditions in Australia. Does well in the end to save one run - they ran three - although he is limping... Bouncer from Cummins, 143kph, and Pujara ducks under it. Solid forward defence there from Gill, a nice shot reminiscent of Pujara up the other end, which is the best compliment I think I can pay a defensive shot... A push into the off side, they'll have a run, the timing is exceptional. Gill opens the face, deliberately looking to play the ball through gully, where Green fields. • 2019- Australia won by 247 runs The general public can buy tickets from the same time the following day (December 11). Solid batting made turned into more expansive strokeplay, and Australia reached the first break having consolidated somewhat. A bit of an inside edge, to bat pad but safely along the ground. That's a lovely push down the ground, a straight on drive for four. BIG SHOUT! Where to buy the best types of Christmas Hampers in Australia? Alternative venues could be considered for Boxing Day Test – Given the rising COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Perth or Adelaide could host the clash between Australia and India. Oh wow, squared up final ball, a lovely pill that just flew past the outside edge. A wideish yorker from Starc is fended into the off side. Starc, fuller, straighter, and Pujara protectively bends over his forward defensive stroke. Gill averages 68.78 in the Ranji Trophy - the second highest of anyone, ever. Save Log in , register or subscribe to save articles for later. • 2017- England Draw Australia is knocked over for just 195 on the first day of the Boxing Day Test, with India closing play at 1-36 and in a commanding position. We could be seeing plenty of wickets in this tricky spell I think! That was close to the outside edge, a tentative waft from Gill as Cummins teases that outside edge. • 2008- South Africa beat Australia by 9 wickets. Batting looked easier for a while after lunch, with both Head and Labuschagne approaching half-centuries with relative comfort. He fends a straighter ball out into the off side next up, high elbow showing off a very nice technique. The Boxing Day Test match will begin on December 26 and the last day of the game will be held on the 30th of this month. 2021 Australian School Holiday & Term Break Dates. History of Boxing Day Test. More runs, just tucks the ball from his legs down to fine leg for another four runs. India's Shubman Gill (28) and Cheteshwar Pujara (7) were unbeaten at stumps, backing up the strong work of bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Ashwin and Mohammed Shami. Well pitched and well defended by Pujara to finish. Gill leaves that one on length, and there was no movement off the deck in any case. Most importantly, the holiday season and the traditional feelings attached to the match are also attracting factors. For the latest updates on the bushfire for the Shire of Mundaring and the city of Swan, north-east of Perth, search on ABC Emergency or find your local ABC radio station. The Boxing Day Test match is the biggest match on the Australian cricketing calendar. Wade is hobbling back off the field... Not sure why he came back on to be honest - but he's off again now. Shot! Even before that, for many years, the match between Victoria and New South Wales cricket team included Boxing Day as one of the playing days. • 2010- England shocked Australia and won by an Inning and 157 runs. Boxing Day is a public holiday. Cricket Australia is considering moving the Boxing Day Test from the MCG for the first time since it secured the rights to host in annually, with Adelaide emerging as a potential host. Nice. No run, this is about survival at the moment. Defensive from Pujara - would you expect anything else. Gill slaps the ball away forward of square on the leg side from a short-ish ball by Starc. I think Pujara has been enjoying this little counter attack from Gill, so he tucks the first ball away off Cummins for a single. Player of the match in the iconic Boxing Day Test match between India and Australia will be presented with a Johnny Mullagh Medal. He even spent a few matches as wicketkeeper, taking four stumpings. The side has played Boxing Day Test total nine times - 1985, 1991, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2018 and now in 2020. Bit too short there from Starc, as Pujara just lets that one fly through, hands and bat well out the way of the line. Gill all at sea here, that ball raps him on the pads, going down leg though and any appeal is stifled... Great carry, 140kph from Cummins, the ball flies past the outside edge with a fair bit of movement off the seam. Pujara was keen for a single, dropping the ball into the off side, but a high-pitched scream of "NO!" Very nice. Matthew Wade has also left the field with what looks like an ankle injury, he twisted it after he chased that Gill boundary. There's just a feel that every ball could bring a wicket at the moment. The third test match between the hosts and England began on December 26, marking the beginning of the modern day Boxing Day celebrations. Bad cricket all round. 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