IND vs AUS Second Test: Game Ended on the Second Day, India Got a Lead of 82 Runs

IND vs AUS Second Test Game Ended on the Second Day

IND vs AUS Second Test: By the end of the second day in the Boxing-Day Test being played in Melbourne, the Indian team has scored 277 runs losing 5 wickets. With this, India has taken an 82-run lead over Australia. The second day Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane scored the 12th century of his Test career. This was his second century on Australian soil. Earlier in the Boxing Day Test in 2014, he scored 147 runs at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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Due to the rain, the umpires announced to end the second day’s play prematurely. Rahane remained unbeaten after scoring 104 runs (200 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja 40 runs (104 balls). There has also been a partnership of 104 runs off 194 balls for the 6th wicket between the two.

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Rahane is the 5th Indian Captain to Score a Century in Australia

Rahane is the 12th Indian captain to score a century in Tests. At the same time, he is the 5th Indian captain to score a Test century in Australia. Rahane has scored 2 centuries in MCG. He is the second Indian captain to do so. Earlier, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar achieved this feat in the 1999/00 series.

Pant made 29 runs out

Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant was dismissed for 29 runs off 40 balls. Stark had him caught by wicketkeeper Tim Paine. With this wicket, he completed 250 wickets in Test cricket. Rahane and Pant played a 57-run partnership for the 5th wicket. Stark and Cummins took 2–2 wickets each for Australia. At the same time, Leon got 1 wicket. IND vs AUS Second Test.

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Stark’s 250 Wickets Complete

Mitchell Starc took 250 wickets as well as a record. He became the lowest bowler in Australia to take 250 wickets. Earlier, this record was in the name of Mitchell Johnson.

This Record in the Name of Shubman

Shubman became the third Indian player to score the most runs by making a debut in Australia. He scored 45 runs in the first innings of the debut match. Mayank Agarwal’s name is the record for the highest runs. He scored 76 runs in 2018-19.

Australia’s First Innings, Pile on 195 Runs

On the first day, in front of India’s superb bowling, the entire team of Australia was reduced to just 195 runs. For Australia, Marnus Labushane had scored the most 48 runs while Travis Head scored 38 runs. In the first innings for India, Jasprit Bumrah took four and R Ashwin took three wickets. Apart from this, Mohammad Siraj, playing the first Test, took two wickets while Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket.

India Playing XI

Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj.

Australia Playing XI

Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labushane, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (captain and wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.

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