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MELBOURNE – Pat Cummins has snagged the only wicket to fall in the opening session of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, where India crawled to 1-57 at lunch.


  • (Cri Aust Lunch Update) plus further updates, Wrap and Snapshot to comeMELBOURNE – The scars resulting from the Cape Town cheating scandal have been scratched during one of the most momentous days on the Australian cricket calendar, with Cameron Bancroft revealing how desperate he was to “fit in and feel valued”.
  • (Cri Aust Bancroft)MELBOURNE – Dumped batsman Peter Handscomb has been released from Australia’s Test squad to play for Melbourne Stars in their Big Bash fixture against Sydney Sixers.
  • (BBL Sixers) to comeSYDNEY – Rachael Haynes has sounded an ominous warning to rivals of the table-topping Sydney Thunder, declaring she’s finally arrived in the women’s Big Bash League.
  • (WBBL Thunder)SAILINGMELBOURNE – Wild Oats XI strategist Iain Murray predicts the Sydney to Hobart will come alive on Wednesday evening, and says rival supermaxi Comanche is the favourite.
  • (RL Super Widdop)BASKETBALLBRISBANE – While wary of the Andrew Bogut factor, the Brisbane Bullets say they will use Adam Gibson’s 400th NBL game for inspiration in Saturday’s clash with the Sydney Kings.

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