Australia opted to bat but it was India that seized the initiative with Rahane shuffling his bowlers smartly to continue to keep the hosts under the pump.
Whether it was the early introduction of off-spinner R Ashwin or the conclusion to keep again debutant Mohammed Siraj, all his ploys yielded final results and finally the hosts had been all out for 195.
Excellent bowling variations and actually intelligent fielding placements from Rahane. And the bowlers shipped . Ashwin,… https://t.co/Gw79yuglpA
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1608962803000
Rahane is top the side in the absence of standard captain Virat Kohli, who is on paternity leave.
Bumrah (4/56) dismissed four Aussie batsmen while Siraj (2/40) accounted for two.
Australian spin legend Shane Warne was particularly pleased with the way motion unfolded on day just one.
What a fantastic working day of cricket at the MCG currently. Congrats to the floor personnel on making ready the greatest wicket at the M… https://t.co/6yFogw3wHn
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) 1608972144000
Previous India batsman VVS Laxman was impressed with debutants Shubman Gill, and Mohammed Siraj and the new chief at the helm.
Outstanding times enjoy for India. Bowlers have been after once again sensational, both the debutants appeared assured, Rahane cap… https://t.co/RYrot5hAVl
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) 1608966620000