Melbourne: India bowled out Australia for 195 on the first day of the of the 2nd Test in Melbourne. Jasprit Bumrah was the leading wicket-taker, returning with the figures of 4/56. Raivichandran Ashwin (3/35) and debutant Mohammad Siraj (2/40) were also among wickets. 

For Australia, Marnus Labuschagne top-scored with 48 on a pitch offering the bowlers both bounce and spin. In the first session, Ashwin dismissed Steve Smith for a duck after getting Matthew Wade for 30. Bumrah had struck early to remove Australia opener Joe Burns for a duck after the host captain Tim Paine won the toss and opted to bat first. 

For cricket fans, the day after Christmas is always special as it brings the Boxing Day Test. Under the leadership of stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, India have made four changes to their playing XI that lost in Adelaide. Young Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj are making their debuts while a fit-again Ravindra Jadeja has come in for regular captain Virat Kohli while Wriddhiman Saha has been replaced by Rishabh Pant as India have taken drastic measures after the lowest of lows in Adelaide. There are exact opposite scenes in the Australian camp. Despite David Warner’s unavailability, they look a settled unit, captain Tim Paine never looked so good, so certain.

India starts their batting with 19 for one wicket when the last reports came in. Mayank Agarwal was out on the duck lbw by Mitchel Starc. 

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