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Australia back to winning ways but tough tests lie ahead against india

Paine's side remain unchanged for the Boxing Day test in Melbourne and final game in Sydney from Jan. 3 when India will continue their quest for a first series victory in Australia


Australia's victory over India in Perth may have been the catharasis the team and country needed after this year's ball tampering scandal and run of losses, but much of the discussion after the game has been about bad behaviour. Tim Paine's side dismissed India for 140 on Tuesday to wrap up a 146-run victory at Perth Stadium, their first test win since March -- before the team's universe imploded with a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The scandal not only caused global vilification but resulted in the suspensions of captain Steve Smith and vice-captain ...

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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 12:26 IST