Melbourne: On Tuesday, India beat Australia by 8 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to equalize the loss in Adelaide. There India lost by 8 wickets. On Tuesday, the fourth day of the match, after hosts Australia’s second innings for 200 runs, India had a target of 70 runs to win, which they achieved in 15.5 overs after losing 2 wickets. Shubman Gill, playing his first Test for India, scored an unbeaten 35 runs. Captain Ajinkya Rahane returned unbeaten on 27 runs.
Debutant Shubman Gill performed well. Captain Ajinkya Rahane Ajinkya Rahane also praised Gill. After the match, Shubman Gill thanked the fans. In his tweet, he said, “ The team performed brilliantly in the MCG, overcoming all odds. Thank you to all the fans for supporting the Indian team.
Overcoming all the odds. Strong showing by the team at MCG. Thank you to all the fans for your support pic.twitter.com/XNxbH1pj0h
– Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) December 29, 2020
Unbeaten on 35 runs in the second innings
Shubman Gill scored 45 runs in his first innings with the help of 8 fours in 65 balls. During this time, his strike rate was 69.23. He showed his attitude to the Australian bowlers. Gill did not disappoint in the second innings of the match. He scored an unbeaten 35 off 36 balls at an average of 97.22. Played an important role in giving India a historic victory.
MCG becomes Team India’s favorite overseas venue
India has won most of its tests on foreign soil only in Melbourne. It was India’s 14th Test match so far in Melbourne. India has won four matches. Eight have also lost, while two matches have been drawn. The second most preferred overseas venue for the Indian team is the Queens Park Oval ground in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, where India has won three of the 13 Tests. The third place in this sequence is Colombo’s Singhalese Sports Club ground, where India has won three out of 9 Tests.
India made their 100th Test with Australia memorable
The historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) witnessed the 100th Test match between India and Australia and India made it memorable by winning 8-wicket under the inspiring captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane despite the absence of their four key players. The Boxing Day Test is a huge milestone in terms of the cricketing relationship between these two teams and now India has written their name on this milestone while winning, because the journey of these two teams to become independent India. It had started, its first milestone i.e. the first Test Australia victory.