Tag Archives: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Beaten Australia struggle without banned batsmen: Paine

12 December, 2018 11:14 am 11:14 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia captain Tim Paine praised India’s bowling attack for securing victory in the third Test on Sunday, but believes the result could have been different had Steve Smith and David Warner been available for the home side in Melbourne. A rebuilding Australia slumped to a 137-run defeat to fall 2-1 behind in … Read More

India spinners in race to be fit for Boxing Day Test

12 December, 2018 10:49 am 10:49 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – India spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are both under an injury cloud ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Australia, leaving the tourists with a potential selection conundrum. India coach Ravi Shastri said offspinner Ashwin was still recovering from an abdominal strain that caused him to miss the second Test in … Read More