Pat Cummins an inspiration for Australia in the Boxing Day Test

Australia’s hopes in the Boxing Day Test were looking a little dismal during the first innings, though the Aussies fought back in the second thanks to the relentless effort of Pat Cummins.

In what can only be described as a one-man show, 25-year-old Cummins took 6-27 and then scored a career-high of 61 not-out to show the team’s top six how it’s done.

Cummins single-handedly ensured the Test would go into a fifth day, despite India remaining in prime position for the Border-Gavaskar trophy.


Once rain clears up in Melbourne, Australia will resume at 8-258 in pursuit of 399, with Pat Cummins career best figures going down in history no matter how long the Aussies hold on.

The inspiring performance has also sparked support for the 25-year-old to secure a long term contract from Cricket Australia.

Durability should also back up the cricket star, having played more Test cricket than any of Australia’s quicks, since coming back from injury for last year’s tour of India.