STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

HE’S ranked higher than Shane Watson and has changed the course of Test matches with bat and ball. Here’s why Mitchell Johnson is a genuine all-rounder.

MATTHEW Wade got Melbourne Renegades innings off to a flyer before Sean Abbott pegged things back for Sydney Sixers. FOLLOW IT LIVE!

STEVE Smith has become just the fifth Australian in the last 100 years — and ninth over all — to score a century on Test debut as captain.

MELBOURNE City boss John van‘t Schip has confirmed his international marquee Robert Koren will make his debut in the Melbourne derby on Saturday night.

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