Boxing Day Test live: India suffer major injury blow ahead of day four

The Australians are in dire straits at the MCG, but an injury blow has made the odds of securing an unlikely victory slightly less daunting.

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Welcome to our live coverage of day four of the Boxing Day Test match between Australia and India at the MCG.

The Australians were completely outclassed during the first three days, and their pitiful batting performance on Monday puts the tourists within touching distance of a convincing victory.

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India suffers major injury blow

Yadav is the latest in a growing list of injured bowlers for the Indian squad, with Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma also on the bench.

Before exiting the field, Yadav removed Australian opening batsman joe Burns with a peach, which elegantly nipped away and caught the outside edge.

If Yadav is unable to bat in the second innings, Australia's chances of securing an unlikely victory improves slightly.

India's decision to select five strike bowlers paid dividends, with Yadav's absence hardly noticeable on day three as Australia's batsmen crumbled in Melbourne.

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