Melbourne: Acting captain Ajinkya Rahane of the Indian team, after the end of the third day’s play, revealed what he had told Ravindra Jadeja when he was run out. Actually, when Ravindra Jadeja was batting on a personal score of 49, he hit the ball of Nathan Lyon and ran to take 1 run fast. Ajinkya Rahane also ran towards the other end, but he could not reach the crease in time and was dismissed after scoring 112 runs. Rahane was disappointed after the run out, but he encouraged Jadeja.
After the match, Ajinkya Rahane said, ‘Initially I felt that I have come inside the crease. I told Ravindra Jadeja not to worry about my run out and continue batting well. Regarding his century, Rahane said, ‘It is definitely special for me. It is always pleasant to score a century. I still think that Lord’s century against England is my best century.
India tightened its grip on Australia
India has tightened its grip on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the second Test match being played against Australia. Australia has somehow crossed the 131-run lead taken by India. By the end of Monday’s game on the third day, he has taken 133 runs after losing six wickets and has taken a two-run lead over the visiting team. However, seeing the position that the Australian team is in, it does not seem that it will be able to set a strong target in front of India. India were all out for 195 runs in the first innings, then took the lead by scoring 326 runs in their first innings. Australia’s score was 99 for six at one time in the second innings. It looked like she could lose by an innings, but all-rounder Cameron Green and Pat Cummins saved her. Green is unbeaten by 17 runs and Cummins is 15 not out by the end of the day’s play. So far, 34 runs have been shared between the two.
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India’s dominance from day one
The bowlers showed strength in the first innings and also in the second innings. In the second innings, India had one less bowler. Umesh Yadav walked out of the ground due to pain in the calf. Their lack did not miss India because Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja made the Australian batsmen to stand on the pitch. Australian batsmen did not look comfortable from start to finish. Matthew Wade, who scored 40 and Marnus Labushain, who scored 28, somehow tried to face the Indian bowlers. But after a while their struggle also responded. Umesh Yadav started to get wickets to India. He dismissed Joe Burns (4).