Team India was successful in putting pressure on the hosts in the second Test match on the basis of the first innings of the bowler and then Ajinkya Rahane. Ajinkya Rahane scored a brilliant century on the second day and brought Team India to a strong position. By the end of the day’s play, the team has scored 277 runs at the loss of five wickets in the first innings and with this, they also took an 82-run lead over the hosts. Rahane is playing 104 and Ravindra Jadeja scoring 40 runs.
Earlier, on the first day of the Boxing Day Test match, the Indian bowlers had stopped Australia from 195 runs while performing brilliantly. Team India started the second day playing ahead by 36 runs for one wicket. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara reached the score 50 runs. Although the team collapsed after Gill and Pujara returned to the pavilion, Rahane, playing the role of captain, remained at the crease and scored a century.
Rahane hits the 12th century
- Rahane scored a century on the second day. This is his 12th Test century. Rahane hit a century off 195 balls. In this, he hit 11 fours. He has become the second Indian captain to score a century in Melbourne. Prior to that in 1999, Sachin Tendulkar had scored a century on this ground as a captain. Gill’s best innings.
- After the start of the second day’s play, young player Shubman Gill showed some excellent shots, but Team India got the second blow of the innings as Gill on 61 runs. Gill played brilliant innings of 45 runs off 65 balls. However, after this, the team got the third blow as Pujara for 64 runs. Pujara was able to score only 17 runs.
Host Australia’s poor batting also continued in the second Test against India. Australia’s opening pair looks very weak. In the second test too, opener batsmen who could not open Burns account, while Matthew Wade could score only 30 runs. Actually, Australia is unable to find the right opening pair after regular opener David Warner was out of the team due to injury. Now another bad news is coming to Australia.
Warner may also be out of the third test. Warner is making every effort to make a quick return to the field but has not yet fully recovered from a groin injury and coach Justin Langer says Warner is not sure of playing in the third Test.
David Warner was injured during the second ODI against India last month. Warner could not play the third and last ODI, T20 series and the first two Test matches against India due to injury.
Warner was undergoing rehabilitation in Sydney. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in Sydney has increased and in view of increasing cases, Victoria may close the borders for people coming from Sydney. Because of this, David Warner and Australian bowler Sean Abbott had already left for Melbourne.