India closed at 234 for 6 on the first day of the third Cricket test at Melbourne, in Australia, on Friday (30 December).
GTV Clark bowling, Chauhan caught
GTV Thomson bowling, Gavaskar caught
SV Thomson bowling, Amarnath hit on elbow (2 shots)
SV & GV Thomson bowling to Viswanath-four runs (3 shots)
GTV Clark bowls to Amarnath-catch dropped
GTV PAN Amarnath his four runs
GTV Thomson to Viswanath-four runs (2 shots)
GTV Thomson to Viswanath and caught
GTV Clark bowls to Vengsakar and hit in face (2 shots)
GTV Armanath caught by Simpson
GTV Simpson to Kirmani who is out l.b.w.
COMMENTATOR: "(Indistinct) started batting losing both opening batsmen with no score on the board. First to go was Chauhan, caught by Mann off Clark, it was one for none.
"Now it's Thomson to Gavaskar -- and India were in dire straights. Two for none. A good catch by Rixon and India in plenty of trouble.
"There were plenty of fireworks in Thomson's opening spell. It's Amarnath hit a very painful blow on the elbow from Jeff Thomson who bowled extremely well throughout the day.
"The first boundary of the test came from this delivery from Thomson to Viswanath. India moved to two for 18.
"The Indian team could have been in worse trouble as Clark bowled to Amarnath. Simpson surprisingly drops the catch. It was a costly one, too, as Amarnath went on to make 72.
"Now it's Clark to Amarnath... a beautiful cut from Amarnath, he's a magnificent stroke maker, and four runs to India.
"Viswanath played some great shots in his innings. Thomson the bowler, a magnificent drive straight through the covers and four runs.
"But, as is often the case with Viswanath, a century looks in the offing for the very talented batsman but a rash shot and he's out for 59 off the bowling of Thomson.
"Vengsakar had more than his share of trouble during his stay at the crease. It's Clark the bowler -- the Indians don't seem to be able to play hook shots, and Vengsakar in plenty of trouble but he continued on to make 37.
"Two more wickets after the tea break with Amarnath going to a beautiful catch from Bob Simpson, levelling here with Ian Chappell's record of 103 test catches for Australia.
"Right on stumps, Simpson starred again as he claimed the wicket of Kirmani -- l.b.w The score, six for 234."
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Background: India closed at 234 for 6 on the first day of the third Cricket test at Melbourne, in Australia, on Friday (30 December). The biggest crowd of the tour so far -- just over 26,000 -- saw the Indians rocked by the loss of their openers without a run being scored.