The Indian team is facing embarrassment in the second innings of the first day-night Test in Adelaide by scoring a minimum score of 36 runs in their history, but Team India can hope to return to the four-match series due to their good record at Melbourne ground. . India lost the first Test by eight wickets and lost 0–1 in the series. The Indian team was bowled out for just 36 runs in the second innings, its lowest score in Test history. The second Test between the two teams is to be played in Melbourne from 26 December where the Indian team has a relatively better record.
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India won the Boxing Day Test by 137 runs in Melbourne in the last Australian tour of 2018. The first match of Test history at Melbourne’s historic ground was played in March 1877 between Australia and England, which Australia won by 45 runs. India played their first Test in Melbourne in January 1948, which Australia won by 233 runs. India then lost the Test innings and 177 runs played on the same ground in February 1948. In January 1968, Australia defeated India by an innings and four runs.
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India defeated Australia by 222 runs at the Melbourne ground in January 1978. The match played between the two teams in Melbourne in February 1981 was won by India by 59 runs. In December 1985, both teams had a draw. In December 1991, Australia won by eight wickets. Australia also won by 180 runs in December 1999 and by nine wickets in December 2003. Australia won by 337 runs in December 2007 and 122 runs in December 2011. The December 2014 match was a draw. India won the last match of both the teams by 137 runs in December 2018 at this ground.
India declared their innings by scoring 443 for seven wickets thanks to Cheteshwar Pujara’s 106 runs. The Australian team was bowled out for 151 runs with Jaspreet Bumrah taking six wickets for 33 runs. India declared their second innings with 106 for eight and set a target of 399 runs in front of Australia. The Australian team was reduced to 261 in response. Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each. Bumrah received the Man of the Match award. India can expect to make a comeback from their previous performance at the Melbourne ground and score a series.