Renshaw, Starc revive Australia in India Test

Renshaw, Starc revive Australia in India Test

Matt Renshaw (68) and Mitchell Starc (57*) take Australia to 256-9 at the end of Day 1 in Pune.

Sledging, an Australian hallmark

Sledging, an Australian hallmark

Although verbal intimidation has been a part …

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