Tim Paine survived a controversial runout scare during Day 1 of the second Test on Boxing Day at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday against India. The decision could have gone either way and that is what stirred the controversy. It was Cameron Green’s call and Paine blindly responded only to find himself in all sorts of trouble. Also Read - Live Cricket Score Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 4 Today's Match Live Updates Gabba, Brisbane: Australia Eye Quick Runs, India Aim Early Wickets
The leg-umpire went upstairs straight after Rishabh Pant whipped off the bails and went up in appeal in the 55th over of the Australian first innings. The third umpire took his time and saw many replays and angles before giving the benefit of doubt to the Australian skipper. However, Paine could not make it count like he would have liked as he was dismissed for 13 off 38 balls. Also Read - Brisbane Weather Forecast For 4th Test Day 4: Rain Play Spoilsport During India-Australia at Gabba, Start Time
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Opting to bat first, Australia could not make the most of it on Day one as they were bundled out for 195. Jasprit Bumrah was the best bowler on show as he picked up four wickets, while Ravichandran Ashwin finished with three wickets.
At stumps on Day 1, India was 36 for one. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara are in the middle.