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The Indian team's practice session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) was on Sunday cancelled due to rain and the players were forced to train indoors. In the absence of outdoor activities, the players had a gym session as they continued their preparations for the third Test starting in Sydney from January 7.
Live Cricket Score South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2, Centurion | South Africa march on with their best batter Faf du Plessis remaining in the middle. He is looking good but on the other hand the visitors are looking very ordinary here.
India has played only one pink-ball Test, that too last year against Bangalesh, while Australia has played a fair number of such games. just to get an idea of how the ball behaves, India are currently playing a pink-ball warm-up match against Australia A. India coach Ravi Shastri, in an interview with the Times of India, highlighted the importance of this match.
Nothing's been going right for the West Indies in the third Test of the Wisden Trophy. While they were bundled out for 197 in the first innings, Shane Dowrich showed some resistance with the bat. But Windies suffered a big blog after the latter had to leave the field, after he got injured while keeping wickets to Shannon Gabriel.
Day 1 review: Under pressure after losing the first Test, Bangladesh started the second game poorly as they were reduced to 26 for 3 after opting to bat. However, Mominul Haque (161) and Mushfiqur Rahim (111*) revived the innings with a 266-run stand for the fourth wicket. Bangladesh ended the day on 303 for 5, with Mushifur still in the middle.