Once again it is proved that Aussies are still on the top when it comes to playing Test cricket, especially at home.
Aus vs India- 4 Test Series
1st Test at Melbourne ended in 4 days only
Austarlia-1st innings-333 Runs
with a grand knock of 62runs by Richie Ponting
2nd Innings 240
Ponting again scored 60 runs
India- 1st innings -282 Runs
Dravid and Sachin both played well
2nd Innings – 169 Runs
Thus the first Test Match played at Melbourne Aussie won by 122 Runs
Richie Ponting performed well in both the Australian innings with 62 and 60 Run at the average of 61 Runs
Indian Batsmen Gambir -16 @ 8 Runs
Sehwag-74 @ 37 runs,
Dravid 78 runs @ 39 runs and Sachin scored 105 runs @ 52.5 runs.
Sachin was once again unlucky with the bat to complete his 100th international Century .
Ponting deserves his place in the Australian Eleven against India for the complete Series.
With the Ball Zaheer and Yadav picked up 7 wickets each while Aswin picked up 4 Wickets.
For Australia Hilfenhaus picked up 7 wickets and Siddle managed 6 wickets .