Led by some incredible bowling from ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah and veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, India bundled Australia out for 195 in 72.3 overs on Saturday.

India bundled Australia out for 195 in 72.3 overs. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Australia’s previous lowest in a Boxing Day Test after batting first was 198 all-out against WI in 1981
  • Jasprit Bumrah finished with bowling figures of 4-56 on Saturday
  • Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin got Steve Smith out again and finished with bowling figures of 3-35

On Saturday, in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

But what followed after that decision is not something that Tim Paine and Co. would be very happy about. India bowled the hosts for their lowest-ever score on Boxing Day after electing to bat first.

Led by brilliance from ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah and veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, India bundled Australia out for 195 in 72.3 overs.

Bumrah finished with bowling figures of 4-56 and took the key wickets of opener Joe Burns, Travis Head, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon.

He was ably supported by Ravichandran Ashwin, who once again dismissed nemesis Steve Smith with a beautiful delivery and went on to take the wickets of Matthew Wade and skipper Tim Paine to finish with bowling figures of 3-35.

Debutant Mohammed Siraj also had a successful day as he finished with 2-40. He dismissed Marnus Labuschagne to get his maiden Test wicket and followed it up with the wicket of Cameron Green.

Australia’s previous lowest in a Boxing Day Test after batting first was 198 all-out against the West Indies in 1981.





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