STUMPS | That's the end of second day's play at Melbourne. Australian openers survive six tough overs. Two hard days for Australia so far in this Test. India slightly in a better position but would have liked a wicket to end the day. Full Scorecard.

Do join us back for day three's play.

Around four more over are remaining in the day's play. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah started the proceedings for India. Australian openers will have their eyes on the clock.

Bit of surprise declaration from India. And, Australia will have to bat for seven overs now. Will be interesting to see how Australian openers respond now. Surely, testing seven overs coming up for them!

OUT! Ravindra Jadeja is caught behind. First wicket this for Josh Hazlewood. And with that, India declare their innings. Rohit Sharma finishes unbeaten on 63. Jadeja c Paine b Hazlewood 4(3) 

OUT! Mitchell Starc strikes with the new ball. Rishabh Pant was looking to take on the bowler, perhaps was told to do so by the dressing room. He gets the top edge and Usman Khawaja takes the catch near gully. Pant c Khawaja b Starc 39(76)

That's half-century up for Rohit Sharma. After being dropped on 16, Rohit makes his chance count. 50 off 97 balls. Meanwhile, India's total goes past 400-run mark.

So, both Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant have been dropped now, And both off Nathan Lyon's bowling. Petter Siddle dropped Rohit while Pat Cummins grassed a chance to send back Pant.

OUT! Nathan Lyon picks a wicket, finally. He deserves one, has been bowling well. This time he traps Ajinkya Rahane in front of the wickets. The ball spun in and kept a bit low as well. Rahane lbw b Lyon 34(76)

TEA BREAK | Time for tea break on day two. Good session this for Australia as they managed to pick two prized wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma are going strong.

Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma have now added 40 runs for the fifth wicket as India's total nears the 350-run mark. Rohit is batting on 13 and Rahane is on 27.

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India dominated the day 1 of the Boxing Day Test 2018 between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. The team went on to drop the opening pair KL Rahul and Murali Vijay after a series of failures. Instead, the Virat Kohli and company, picked Mayank Agarwal who opened the innings with Hanuma Vihari. Live Cricket Streaming of India vs Australia 2018-19 Series on SonyLIV: Check Live Cricket Score, Watch Free Telecast of IND vs AUS 3rd Test Match, Day 2, on TV & Online

Coming to the match, India lost an early wicket in the form of Hanuma Vihari. The middle-order batsman was sent packing on the score of eight facing 66 balls.

Despite this, debutant Agarwal continued his domination and scored 76 runs in his debut match. After the departure of Agarwal, it was Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara who held the nerves and gave India the much-needed partnership.

Kohli is currently three runs short of getting his half-century and is batting on 47 runs.  Cheteshwar Pujara is currently on 68 after facing 200 balls. India is on 215 runs for the loss of a couple of wickets. Pat Cummins snapped both wickets. It would be interesting to watch the day two of the game.

Australia: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

India: Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.