Australia got bundled out for 195 in the ongoing Boxing day Test against India. Interestingly, former India opener had scored 195 alone at the same venue exactly 17 years ago.
Virender Sehwag had scored 195 runs at MCG on December 26 in 2003 (Reuters and AP)
- Australia were bundled out for 195 in the first innings of Boxing Day Test against India
- On the same venue, exactly 17 years ago, Sehwag had scored 195
- Sehwag’s innings included 5 sixes and 25 fours against Australia’s 1 six and 18 fours
After getting bundled out for 36 and losing the match by 8 wickets in the first Test, Team India has bounced back hadsomely in the Boxing Day Test. The hosts after winning the toss and opting to bat first, lost the plot and got all out on 195 before the end of day’s play.
Interestingly, exactly 17 years ago, former India opener Virender Sehwag had scrored 195 runs alone. Sehwag’s overall number of boundaries and strike-rate also happens to be far better than the entire Australian team combined.
Sehwag in his scintilating 195-run knock smashed 5 sixes and 25 fours, whereas Tim Paine’s side managed to score only one maximum and 18 fours. The swashbuckling ex-cricketer took 233 balls to score his 195, while Australia faced 435 balls for the same.
Joe Burns’ ‘We have opened some scars’ comment did not go well with him as the right-hander departed for a 10-ball duck, before a brilliant bowling change by stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane saw Ravichandra Ashwin dismissing Matthew Wade and dangerous Steve Smith in short durations.
Ashwin got his third of the day by huntin down Australia captain Tim Paine before Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja cleaned up the tail of Kangaroos.
At the end of Day 1, India were batting at 36 for 1. Shubman Gill (28) and Cheteshwar Pujara (7) went back to the pavilion unbeaten.