Cricket News sort by Australia v India 1st Test at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 2011

Let’s talks about all the 11 players’ performance of Team India in the Melbourne Test on an individual basis and see what they have done and how they can do better...

The Australian pace battery was too good for India on the decisive fourth day's play at the MCG as the Test Match finished with the visitors conceding defeat by 122 runs.

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.

The first day of the Melbourne Test had brought back the haunting memories of the Sydney Test of 2008, only this time the hosts were at the receiving end.

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.

India is historically known to start an overseas Test Series in countries like Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand and others in a poor fashion. The players usually take their time to get into their own, to get used to the weather conditions...

The second day’s play at MCG saw the Indian bowlers without much fuss cleaning up the Aussie lower order. Zaheer Khan added two more wickets and Ashwin too did the same as the Aussies folded to 333 in their first innings.