India Today – The writing was on the wall ever since Australia were bowled out for 151 in response to India’s 443 for 7 declared in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test.

Summary

  • The writing was on the wall ever since Australia were bowled out for 151 in response to India’s 443 for 7 declared in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test.
  • Cummins, who shone with the ball in the first innings, came up with a valiant 63 but Australia eventually folded up for 261 and lost their first-ever Boxing Day Test at home against India by 134 runs.
  • “Any tentative plans Cricket Australia had to gauge the dressing room attitudes on the return of banned stars Steve Smith and David Warner have been thrown out the window following their MCG massacre,” the news daily adds.
  • Meanwhile, Andrew Wu and Jon Pierik rated India and Australia players’ performances on a scale of 1 to 10 in the Boxing Day Test for the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • On the other hand, former Australia cricketers have given their verdict on the Boxing Day Test with quite a few of them heaping praise on the Kohli-led visitng team.


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