Indian bowler Mohammed Shami watches helplessly as Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith enjoy a profitable time at the MCG. Photos: AFP Indian bowler Mohammed Shami watches helplessly as Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith enjoy a profitable time at the MCG. Photos: AFP
Indian bowler Mohammed Shami watches helplessly as Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith enjoy a profitable time at the MCG. Photos: AFP

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Indian bowler Mohammed Shami watches helplessly as Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith enjoy a profitable time at the MCG. Photos: AFP Indian bowler Mohammed Shami watches helplessly as Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith enjoy a profitable time at the MCG. Photos: AFP
Indian bowler Mohammed Shami watches helplessly as Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith enjoy a profitable time at the MCG. Photos: AFP
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