After being Bowled out for 36 in first Test match India made a come back in MCG without Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami.
India is struggling with their squad as Virat Kohli goes home. Mohammed Shami out of the tour Umesh Yadav limps from the attack. India had to overcome so much that their triumph at the MCG, achieved midway through the fourth day by eight wickets, will forever have a part in their cricket folklore. Whether it is part of something even greater will depend on the next three weeks, but for now they can reflect on one of the great bounce back victories.
Australia’s lower order kept India waiting for final four wickets during the morning session but they could never break free of the throttlehold on their scoring, so by the time R Ashwin wrapped up the innings on the stroke of a delayed lunch the lead stood at only 69. The final score board is 200 in 103.1 overs was Australia’s slowest Test innings at home since 1986 and they managed just 10 boundaries and this was the first home Test since 1988, against West Indies also at the MCG, where they did not manage an individual half-century.