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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Australia's four-wicket defeat of India with a day to spare in the second test gave the cricketers extra time for holiday shopping. And for the home side's various injuries to heal ahead of the third test which begins on Friday in Melbourne.
Opener David Warner (left wrist) and Mitchell Marsh (right hamstring), as well as fast bowler Ryan Harris, who missed Brisbane after hurting his groin in the Adelaide opener, were all question marks for the Boxing Day test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
It seems no amount of time was enough for Marsh. On Sunday, Queensland batsman Joe Burns was called into a 13-man squad to replace Marsh.