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  • Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day five

    Live updates from day five of the third Test at the MCGJoin the conversation: via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.58pm GMT Now, the weather. “Tell me how we feel about the weather,” says the poet Derrick Brown. “Talk about the moon, but not about how it f–––s up our blood.” The weather has its emotional impact on us all, and cricket players or watchers are among the most concretely affected. Rain can be saviour or tormentor. There is some rain around Melbourne this morning, and a bit of...

    the Guardian
  • Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day four

    Live updates from day four of the third Test at the MCGJoin the conversation: via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.59pm GMT So to conclude the recapping, India declared on 443 for 7 after batting the first two days. Australia subsided rather than collapsing, with all of the top eight facing at least 30 balls, but the highest score was 22 and the total 154. India decided to bat again anyway, and reached 54 for 5 by stumps, but are miles ahead regardless. Now we wait to see what the fourth day...

    the Guardian
  • Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day three

    Live updates from day three of the third Test at the MCGJoin the conversation: via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 11.08pm GMT As for all the Smith and Bancroft hoo-hah over the last couple of days: there are plenty of people rubbishing this headline without having read the article, but if you’ve got access to this paper then it’s well worth a read. Perceptive stuff.Warner retains a silent dignity https://t.co/qhwLDye7qu 11.00pm GMT The coliseum is ready for another day’s action. Not sure...

    the Guardian
  • Cricket-India's Ashwin fails fitness test, to miss fourth test

    India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has come up short in his race to be fit for the fourth and final test against Australia, a team spokesman said on the eve of the match on Wednesday.

    in.reuters.com