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Indian team gets into a huddle before the start of play on Day 1 at MCG. The visitors needed to have a good day especially after what happened in Adelaide and the intensity on the field showed. (Source: AP)

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Jasprit Bumrah removed Australia opener Josh Burns early into the innings as he had him edged to the wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. Australia were 10/1. (Source: AP)

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Hosts lost their other opener Matthew Wade to this brilliant effort from Ravindra Jadeja. As the pic shows, Jadeja held onto the catch despite it being a messy affair. (Source: AP)

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Soon Steve Smith departed cheaply too. He accounted for a zero and Australia were three down in the first session. (Source: AP)

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin was the man of the moment. He removed Smith and went onto take two more important wickets of Matthew Wade and Australia captain Tim Paine. (Source: AP)

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Marnus Labuschagne once again got a start but failed to get to a fifty. He was dismissed for 48. (Source: AP)

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But the visitors fought back in the second session with a strong 86-run stand for the fourth wicket. Travis Head accounted for 38 of them. (Source: AP)

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Australia were shot out for 195 as wickets kept tumbling. While Jasprit Bumrah got four, Ashwin supported him with three wickets of his own. (Source: AP)

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India had a horrendous start as opener Mayank Agarwal was dismissed for zero. Two years ago, Agarwal made his debut on this ground. It was an unfortunate start for the right-hander at this hallowed venue. (Source: AP)

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But once he was dismissed, young opener Shubman Gill counter-attacked with 28 runs. He didn't hold himself from executing this superb pull off Mitchell Starc. (Source: AP)

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Number-three Cheteshwar Pujara too held fort at the other end and made sure that India don't lose another wicket by the time Stumps were called on Day1.


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