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

Dashing opener Virender Sehwag played a superb knock of 67 in 83 balls to set up a strong reply for India chasing Australia’s first innings total of 333. Well in the course of his wonderful half-century, Virender Sehwag crossed a milestone in his career, going past 8000 runs in his Test Career.

India finished the second day's play at an impressive 214 for 3 in 65 overs of the Melbourne Test. The visitors are trailing behind Australia by another 119 runs.

Its a perfect position for India as they have the Aussies under pressure at 277 for 6 by the close of the first day's play in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. The second new ball is only 9 overs old and it has darted around pretty well for the Indians so far.

Hosts Australia batted first after winning the toss in the First Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today. India put in a good bowling show overall to take six wickets. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets.

Cricwaves looks at the performances of the heroes of Day 1 - Umesh Yadav and Ed Cowan.

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.

Australia have named a 13-man squad for the Boxing Day Test Match. The Australian team has a very new look to it with the inclusion of rookie players like opener Ed Cowan and all-rounder Daniel Christian.