68th over: India 167-2 (Pujara 46, Kohli 29) Nathan Lyon is recalled but he finds Pujara and Kohli with positive intent at the crease, both batsmen using their feet well to reach the pitch of the ball and snuff out any danger. Back then I was running a bookshop in Canberra and she was one of those regular customers who become a friend and make the long hours and indifferent pay of bookselling worthwhile. Not new but an interesting answer. Mayank Agarwal is on 🔥📺 Watch LIVE on Fox Cricket & 📰 join our match centre: https://t.co/srfYejz8uS #AUSvIND #FoxCricket pic.twitter.com/OPVzxIlSBH. 69th over: India 168-2 (Pujara 46, Kohli 30) Nice over from Mitch Marsh, hitting a good length on a fourth stump line to Kohli. Minutes later there was a replay, zoomed in and not square on. Half an hour of play remaining in the day. 2 or fewer wickets lost on the first day of an MCG Test:1970-71 (when only one wicket was lost)1952-531924-251903-04#mozzplay. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/yeX6rChbDi. Have that! Agarwal tucks a single to bring up the India 100. He’s blamed Warner and claimed he didn’t know right from wrong. James Matthey jamesmatthey news.com.au December 30, 2018 2:23pm 46th over: India 101-1 (Agarwal 56, Pujara 31) Lyon again to Agarwal and one doesn’t get up off the turf. 17 of the 18 runs he's scored against the spinner have come in front of square on the offside. #AUSvIND. Drinks. Context was lost and hours later I remain unsure how close it was.”. The ball struck Kohli miles outside off stump. The outcome, as you might expect, is a line outside off stump, tempting the batsman to chase a wide one. The 27-year-old has taken 15 wickets in two Tests at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at an average of 13.06. MASSIVE DAY! Get latest News Information, Articles on Boxing Day Test 2018 Updated on September 12, 2018 07:18 with exclusive Pictures, photos & videos on Boxing Day Test 2018 at Latestly.com - Page 18 54th over: India 119-1 (Agarwal 72, Pujara 33) Another solid set from Marsh, keeping Pujara defending throughout. Kohli then clips another two for good measure to advance the score beyond 150. 63rd over: India 153-2 (Pujara 38, Kohli 23) Just a change of ends for Hazlewood who gives Cummins a breather. Exactly as we feared. Madness. 67th over: India 165-2 (Pujara 45, Kohli 28) Marsh in again, stump to stump in the high 120 kphs doing his best to maximise the slightest skerrick of reverse swing. I always raise a glass to Mrs Joan Gold (though I never used her first name), who died aged 89 nineteen years ago. The ball went from there to his back pad before ballooning to the gully in the direction of Khawaja. 85th over: India 205-2 (Pujara 62, Kohli 47) Starc continues where he left off, chucking largely dross at India with the occasional jaffa thrown in. The Indian skipper is eager to rotate the strike and after a couple of false starts finally pinches a single. India advanced from 57-1 to 123-2 along the way; Pujara solid, Agarwal assertive. 77th over: India 184-2 (Pujara 57, Kohli 35) ANOTHER INDIAN BATSMAN TURNS AWAY AND DUCKS INTO A SHORT BALL AND ACCEPTS PAIN! #AUSvIND. Starc’s radar is wayward for most of the rest of the over but he gets another one to shape back into Kohli from which the batsman does well to guide into the legside and accumulate a couple of runs. Boxing Day Test man of the match to be presented the Mullagh Medal ... Christian was part of an Indigenous touring side in 2018, marking 160 years since Mullagh's team visited England. 88th over: India 215-2 (Pujara 68, Kohli 47) Hazlewood’s follow-up over lacks the same pizzazz despite YET ANOTHER INDIAN BATSMAN ALLOWING A SHORT BALL TO STRIKE HIM. Excellent point. 41st over: India 86-1 (Agarwal 53, Pujara 19) Like Hazlewood and Cummins before him in this third hour, Starc is really bending his back. Australia have recalled all-rounder Mitch Marsh for the Boxing Day Test … Most Test wickets by Indians at MCG. For those of us in the family of that wonderful pod, this is an excellent development. I should add a correction. This year’s edition promises to be a cracker jack. The moribund deck allied with the obstinate Kookaburra ball made for attritional viewing with Australia unable to fashion many chances and India content to occupy the crease without a great deal of interest in advancing the score. Get latest News Information, Articles on Boxing Day Test 2018 Updated on March 25, 2020 09:42 with exclusive Pictures, photos & videos on Boxing Day Test 2018 at Latestly.com - Page 3 Currently, this Test has seen a false shot off 8.6% of balls bowled. The series is evenly poised with India and Australia level at 1-1. He scored 76 and 42 in the match that India went on to win by 137 runs. His poise and composure on debut is great to see. Jonathan Howcroft , F Share T Tweet Q SMS W WhatsApp B Email G J Tumblr L LinkedIn. A clandestine whisper of reverse swing perhaps? Hmm. Anyway, it’s a tidy over with a bit of movement back to the right-handers, maybe a touch of reverse? He’s barely even learned how to phrase his explanation. He’d wish he hadn’t though after watching Kohli dismissively whip a full delivery from outside off through mid-on for four in a shot that oozed authority. Strong jaw, confident hairline, square shouldered. The marvel of Cummins is that he adapts to whatever conditions are thrown at him. “That truth bomb is nearly unplayable. Dec 25th, 2018. The Boxing Day Test will be shown in its entirety on Channel 7, which recently snapped up the rights from Nine. 82nd over: India 199-2 (Pujara 62, Kohli 45) Still the new ball is declined, perhaps only Starc and Hazlewood have the energy to bowl and Paine doesn’t want them taking on long spells? His average swing today (0.32°) is the second lowest for any innings in his career, but he's stuck at his task, averaging 142kph. #tailendersoftheworlduniteandtakeover 🌶 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/BgfSvq8vHy. It is a quip that still has me shaking my head. "Brad Haddin joined us to discuss Australia's approach in the field #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/az98OkG0Yr. Kohli licks his lips and drives gloriously straight down the ground for four. That was a terrible review. Not in the slightest, driving the ball following the resumption of play for two through mid-on. All rights reserved. Thanks for your company, I’ll catch you tomorrow! India had defeated Australia in the 2018 Boxing Day Test by 137 runs. It came from a Cummins short ball on his hip, a delivery Agarwal didn’t need to play. This is weird. #AUSvIND. India have been part of the Boxing Day Test eight times - in 1985, 1991, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2014, and 2018. 83rd over: India 202-2 (Pujara 62, Kohli 47) The new ball immediately shakes up proceedings. Paceman Jasprit Bumrah took six Australian wickets to put India on track for a series-sealing victory in the 2018 … The crowd are suddenly into the contest and every ball from Starc to Kohli is an event, including a full-throated appeal for a catch down the legside. Last year, the MCG saw a false shot off just 9.7% of the deliveries bowled in the Test, the lowest figure for a match in Australia since records began. However, one might be tempted to say that Australia will have the mental edge, after having defeated India by a wide margin at Perth. He keeps the strike with a single down the ground from the final ball. I hope someone asks about this in the press conference later. Australia won by 30 runs in front of a crowd of 45,012. It’s a way to attract people to Test Cricket, I guess eh Mate.”, Official attendance for Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test is 73,516 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/bM44vQEti0. Not out onfield... 71st over: India 174-2 (Pujara 50, Kohli 32) 50-up for Pujara, a run that also completes the 50 partnership. 75th over: India 182-2 (Pujara 56, Kohli 34) Determined pace bowling from Pat Cummins keeps India in check as the second new ball nears. Your support powers our independent journalism, Available for everyone, funded by readers. The end of a fantastic hand from the man on debut, India denied a perfect session by two balls. 66th over: India 164-2 (Pujara 44, Kohli 28) Starc is bowling to a 7-2 field to Kohli from over the wicket. Nathan Lyon's reintroduction - and how India cope with him - will be key. For the 2017 Boxing Day Test, South Africa played a four-day Test match against Zimbabwe. A feature of Virat Kohli's batting this series has been the way he's taken guard out of his crease against pace. OK, so maybe not, but we can have some fun nonetheless, even if the action is more conducive to a lazy bank holiday snooze. On the stroke of tea - how often do we see it? Well done @adamfearn7 and @matt4126, the work of a Christmas very well spent. 57th over: India 127-2 (Pujara 33, Kohli 4) Cummins is very handsome. By long tradition, a Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and New South Wales had been played at the MCG over the Christmas period dating back as far as 1865. 73rd over: India 176-2 (Pujara 52, Kohli 32) In need of a breakthrough Paine throws the ball to Cummins, his star man today, and he delivers - sort of - getting one to rear off a length and crush Pujara’s right index finger against his bat handle. After the visitors won the toss and chose to bat first they were rewarded with a superb debut 76 from Mayank Agarwal and a 66-ball eight from makeshift opener Hanuma Vihari. The extra pace is enough to find Pujara’s inside edge after the left-armer cramped him up – no easy achievement. She was a collector and supporter of the arts, especially Aboriginal art, and often visited art centres in the Northern Territory, spending long hours in small planes then sleeping out under the desert stars even in her late eighties.That year, 1999, she came into town to give me a Christmas present and have a chat. Instead of running it to fine leg, the extra bounce had the ball kissing his glove and to the diving Paine down the legside. The Boxing Day Test is a cricket match where Australia faces an international team touring the country. He heaves his right shoulder with great force in the direction of Virat Kohli on six occasions this over and from the fourth almost commits regicide with King Kohli bottom-edging a smidgen away from his leg stump. 51st over: India 115-1 (Agarwal 68, Pujara 33) Ohh, beautiful from Cummins beating the blade of Agarwal with an utter gem to finish, taking off from a length. The Australian No3 did his best with the full-stretch dive but it was just out of his reach. That paved the way for Che Pujara and Virat Kohli to lay the foundations for a big first-innings total against a lacklustre Australian attack. https://t.co/KgAJmSx6X8. “You asked in your preamble who we’re missing at Christmas. Gould is standing alongside Marais Erasmus in this Test, the pair of them convening periodically like avuncular bouncers, or rooks on a chess board. While the pitch has received plenty of attention today the ball should also not get off scot free. Pujara again just accepting some pain to his forearm (he has a guard on, but still) from a routine short ball that in another era would have been punished well forward of square leg. Smith has a pop at James Sutherland & Pat Howard when asked about the culture of the team (preview then on Fox). What an over by Mitchell Starc. A few minutes later she was hit by a car, just metres from the door of my shop. #AusvPak, Official Attendance on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test: 39,339 #AUSvPAK, Official attendance at the 'G for Day 3 of the Test is 25,393 #AUSvPAK, For those playing at home, the official attendance for today was 7789. During a maiden to Pujara he finds enough movement to beat the defensive prod and bellow for LBW, an appeal declined by Ian Gould. Why aren’t any Indian batsmen pulling? No spin, hit through the line - the uncluttered mind of a newcomer. Lyon thinks he may have Kohli LBW. He's gone even further out today, his average striking point now 2.25m away from his stumps. It’s masochistic. Australia are 15 minutes away from a wicketless session. Pujara and Kohli continue to grind, some might even say they are grindermen, which is in no way a lame segue* to allow me to play this undisputed belter. The MCG is in full voice with 70,000-plus serenading Virat Kohli to the crease. Starc responds by lashing down a wild bouncer that screams away for four byes. Dec 25th, 2018. The modern Kookaburra survives in Test cricket despite never doing a great deal. India firmly in control of this Test. The extra half-hour is not enough to include the 90th over and India walk off happy with their lot. Also, just as I suspected, Christmas with Lou is just a little bit better than Christmas with Julian. It is traditionally played at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban. Boxing Day was the second day of the Test match. It was in the Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2018 that Mayank Agarwal made his debut. New ball taken. I’m afraid my 80s adolescent brain was corrupted during a software update by Penelope Keith. There was an LBW appeal earlier that looked close live. Hazlewood induces a thick outside-edge but it drops short and wide of first slip. #AUSvIND. I know where he was coming from, but still. Pat Cummins was the star for the hosts, his two wickets were earned as much through determination and force of will as inspired pace bowling. It’s not is, it? Pujara getting a cricket ball shaped lump in his back is the highlight of a hardworking Cummins maiden. 14 wickets fell on an eventful day one at Hagley Oval. 56th over: India 125-2 (Pujara 33, Kohli 2) Hazlewood sends down the first full over after Tea and it is a lovely set of six on a tempting line and length, angling the ball into Pujara from wide of the crease. [22] From 2018 it was played at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Australia really need to make this count. 53rd over: India 119-1 (Agarwal 72, Pujara 33) Agarwal is into the 70s with a delightful cover drive off Cummins. Geoff Lemon, Wed 26 Dec 2018 07.23 GMT India won the last Boxing Day Test between the two sides to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2018 and the world number-one ranked Aussies will be keen to win it back from the visitors this summer. Boxing Day 2018: The Boxing Day Test match is a game of cricket played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia every year between December 26 and 30. Because there were six Tests in the 1974–75 Ashes series, in order to fit them all in to the overall schedule, the Third Test at Melbourne was scheduled to start on Boxing Day. Thank you very much Adam, my favourite Mr Collins since David Bamber. Kohli being Kohli, of course he accepts the bait, but he doesn’t middle anything, nonetheless he earns four with a streaky edge through the gully region. Careering towards the new ball late in the day. It ends with a maiden and included an unsuccessful application of DRS. It came after the opener cut hard for two into the gap; yet more excellent batting. A succession of nondescript dot-balls follow until an unexpected pull shot is unfurled to the final delivery of the over, a shot that isn’t controlled but nor is it ever seriously at risk of being caught at fine-leg. She died in hospital a few days afterwards, on Christmas Day. From the Vault: Bumrah shines in the Boxing Day Test - YouTube. What are they suggesting exactly? One for UK readers of the OBO: we’ve had a Tailenders sign spotting! When Geoff Lemon began this OBO by describing the MCG pitch as a twenty-yard slab of solidified cat sick he set the tone for a day of cricket that was always up against it in the beauty and excitement stakes. By Jon Healy and James Maasdorp. 48th over: India 109-1 (Agarwal 64, Pujara 31) Whoa, forget about what I said about Agarwal chilling out in defence since drinks, he’s launching at Lyon’s first ball here and popping him into the crowd at midwicket! What better way to continue the holiday celebrations than going to see the cricket game with your family. 84th over: India 202-2 (Pujara 62, Kohli 47) Hazlewood shares the new ball with Starc but he is innocuously short and wide in a very disappointing over. Can Australia get the big breakthrough? First published on Tue 25 Dec 2018 22.25 GMT. I’m sure Adam has already provoked a mountain of correspondence, keep it coming my way. I hope you join us. This is very good, but obviously not as good as Lou Reed would have done. Why are they so badly misjudging so many short balls? #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/SHHYC4pWkx. Boxing day test 2018. It begins annually on Boxing Day (26 December) and is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). 50th over: India 113-1 (Agarwal 66, Pujara 33) Marsh has been swung around for another go from Lyon’s end and he’s again at the pegs. managed to get Pete Doherty into my piece. The debacle that was Australia’s performance in the Boxing Day Test has ended as India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. All the Boxing Day Tests that India have lost came in big margins but in 2018, the tables were turned and Virat Kohli's boys dominated the home team … Speaking of adrenaline, that near miss sends a frustrated Starc spiking at a very menacing 152kph. Related Research Articles 44rd over: India 99-1 (Agarwal 54, Pujara 31) Pujara is ON. The first delivery of Starc’s over is fast and full and swings in late, beating the outside edge of the Indian skipper’s bat. India wins Boxing Day Test with early Australian wickets on day five, live blog. #AusvInd @7Cricket #BoxingDay. 2018 is almost over, but the cricket action is just getting started. Solid defence is rewarded with four runs courtesy of a well-timed push through mid-on that Travis Head makes a mess of. Ian Forth is back to return us to the day’s most pressing concern, The Strokes. In December 2019, Cricket Australia announced plans for a medal to be awarded to the best player of the Boxing Day Test match from 2020, named in honour of Indigenous Australian cricketer Johnny Mullagh. Aussies won five out of eight. If this Boxing Day experience isn’t at the kind of pace you’d prefer, may I redirect you to New Zealand where a fair old ding-dong is underway. Oh no. India Win By 137 Runs (2018) Image Credit: Getty. Blimey, Tim Paine is up to the stumps by the end of the set. 45th over: India 100-1 (Agarwal 55, Pujara 31) Marsh is into the attack and again sections of the MCG decide to boo him. Picture: Mark Stewart. Referring to the loss in Hobart in 2016, he recalled when that the pair said to him: "We don't pay you to play, we pay you to win." I think she left her considerable art collection to the art centres in NT. For all the pre-Test rhetoric this is not the strip we were led to expect. WICKET! 72nd over: India 174-2 (Pujara 50, Kohli 32) Lyon finally starts to chip away at India in his best over of this spell. Recent history is not in the MCC’s favour though. Discipline is one of the most undervalued asset in modern day cricket. I did catch Michael Slater on TV finally bring up the issue of India’s inability to pull or even look to pull. Boxing Day Test: Sachin Tendulkar stated that Ajinkya Rahane's strategy as captain may be different from Virat Kohli's but he and his team would have a common goal to win matches. A Jaffa.”. 76th over: India 184-2 (Pujara 57, Kohli 35) Rapid uneventful Lyon over. The line is straighter to Pujara and the outcome is a stroke more defensive than Julian Casablancas responding to criticism his band were just a poor man’s Velvet Underground. This could be interesting. Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith are easing their ways back into the spotlight following their suspensions and their early media commitments are unsurprisingly causing a stir. After 82 overs of rather attritional cricket, that's risen to 52%. Bumrah was in imperious form in the Boxing Day Test in 2018 as he picked up 9 wickets, including a 6-wicket haul, to lead India to a famous win. Nice symmetry! What a wonderful time of it this man on debut is having. In South Africa a Boxing Day Test is often played if another national team is touring to play South Africa. © 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. “As suggested I’m dropping a line from inside the ground,” emails Shane Puxley “What an absolute delight this Agarwal innings is proving to be. 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Anything other than putting all their bodyweight and then some through their front shin in 30 degree heat with a ball behaving like a shuttlecock on a pitch as responsive as a door-stopped Tony Abbott. Lurrrvely. Pujara was the highest run-scorer in the series with 521 runs but the Indian Test specialist didn’t look at his best in Adelaide Test where he managed to score … Starc returns to the attack. Expect play to continue to the limit of the additional half-hour, which means a 6pm finish local time. Sydney isn’t the answer, of course. So far today, he's found 3% false shots, the fewest of any bowler, but if he can grab a wicket before the new ball, then Australia may sense an opportunity. 59th over: India 132-2 (Pujara 38, Kohli 4) Cummins’s ability to get the ball to jag in off the seam is causing India problems. Aus vs Ind: India have won just once in the Boxing Day Test in the last 35 years; the latest coming at the 2018 Australia Tour. Geoff, Adam and I will be back to steer you through day two, right here on the OBO. Irrespective of pressure + the environment he was in, he still comes across as an unimpressive person. Hate to be that guy (I’m lying, I don’t mind one bit), but it’s ‘to the manner born’, at least in Shakespeare.” You are of course correct, Ian Forth, and you deserve your gloat. Cummins’s wicket on the stroke of Tea has the potential to disrupt the natural course of this Test match. 42nd over: India 86-1 (Agarwal 53, Pujara 19) Lyon vs Agarwal is turning into a gripping little battle, the former not getting a lot of turn but using his height, flight and accuracy to prevent the latter from leaping out of his crease, as he did a few times as soon as spin was introduced this session. Boring! Adam Frodo Collins has prevailed in his quest. 78th over: India 188-2 (Pujara 57, Kohli 39) This pair have been cautious in recent overs but Kohli bucks that trend, whipping his hands through a cover drive to send Lyon’s delivery racing to the boundary. During the 1950–51 Ashes series, the Melbourne Test was played from 22 to 27 December, with the fourth day's play being on Boxing Day, but no test matches were played on Boxing Day in Melbourne between 1953 and 1967. Check live cricket score and updates of IND vs AUS 2nd Test, Australia vs India Boxing Day Test Prediction on India.com sports. Please keep me company, either on Twitter - @JPHowcroft- or by email - jonathan.howcroft.freelance@theguardian.com. A maiden ensues but the batsman is fortunate a couple of sketchy inside-edges don’t ricochet onto the stumps. 86th over: India 209-2 (Pujara 66, Kohli 47) Hazlewood remains off his line and length and Pujara accepts the hospitality, angling his bat to guide the ball to third-man for four. Merry Christmas. A slideshow of its holiday in Lakes Entrance! 65 minutes left in the day, 17 overs still to be bowled (yeah, good luck with that) and seven overs until the new ball. India tour of Australia 2020-'21 Boxing Day Test preview: Can India turn the series around at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground? A maximum of 30,000 people were allowed to attend each day due to the, "The Indigenous hole at Australian cricket's heart", "India tour of Australia, 2011/12 (1st Test)", Official attendance today: 40,516. 65th over: India 160-2 (Pujara 44, Kohli 24) Mitch Marsh sends down his 11th over (the same as Starc) and I didn’t pay much attention to it. Earlier when I said India had the upper hand, what with them being 200 for two and Australia being knackered, apparently I was wrong. 61st over: India 138-2 (Pujara 38, Kohli 10) The engrossing battle between Cummins and Kohli continues and this over goes to the batsman. [26], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}37°49′12″S 144°59′00″E / 37.82000°S 144.98333°E / -37.82000; 144.98333, Annual cricket match between Australia and a visiting international team. Fast, aggressive, and no shortage of sideways movement. Instead Marsh replaces Cummins and hurls down the old ball to little effect. For that session, I hand you over to JP Howcroft. 81st over: India 197-2 (Pujara 61, Kohli 44) The new ball is not taken straight away. This is no reflection on other players who may or may not have come into consideration, but imagine the miles that would be in the legs of Australia's quicks by the end of this Test if Handscomb had been selected over M Marsh. A couple more are worked through the offside next ball, before a HALF-CHANCE. Ten of these are likely to be bowled with the new ball. Team India Test squad: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra … “This is going to be a draw. “India in the ascendancy, what rubbish,” emails Amod Paranjape. I like this bloke an awful lot. "We've spoke about being a little bit unpredictable and setting some different fields. [1] It included Boxing Day as one of the scheduled days of play, much to the chagrin of the NSW players who missed spending Christmas with their families as a result. Thanks for sharing, Jeremy. Two years later the second day of the South African Test coincided with Boxing Day. At 2 for 215 this is the lowest scoring completed Boxing Day's play at the MCG since Aust were 4-206 v SAfrica at the end of day 1 in 1997 #AusvInd — Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) December 26, 2018 The first time it took place was in the 1950-51 Ashes series when the third day’s play in the Second Test was on Boxing Day. “Casablancas must be a handy bat,” emails Rowan Sweeney (see 69th). Match Drawn (1985) The late cut off Lyon here, played so expertly, is proof of that, running from the face of his bat to the boundary. Such an improved bowler over the last couple of sketchy inside-edges don’t ricochet onto the stumps still has shaking... 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