new Delhi: On the third day of the Boxing Day Test released between India and Australia (IND vs AUS), Team India will start playing ahead of the score of 277/5. The Indian middle order and tail batsmen will have the responsibility to further strengthen the 82-run lead against Australia.
Rahane-Jadeja at the crease
Ajinkya Rahane 104 and Ravindra Jadeja are on the crease by scoring 44 runs for India. Both these batsmen will have the responsibility to increase this lead further on the third day.
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Century of Rahane
Team India’s caretaker captain Ajinkya Rahane today played a brilliant innings, scoring a brilliant century and raised the bat and accepted the greetings of the audience. This is the 12th century of his test career. Virat Kohli praised Rahane and said, ‘Another great day for us. Proper Test cricket at its best. Jinks (Ajinkya Rahane) best innings ever.
India made the lead
In this match against Australia, India took a lead of 82 runs in their first innings on the second day. This is the first time since 1985 that India has taken the lead in the first 2 Tests in Australia. Prior to this Test match, India took a lead of 53 runs on the basis of first innings in the first Test match played at Adelaide Oval.
Earlier in 1985-86, India also took the lead in the first Test match played in Adelaide. He scored 520 runs in response to 381 runs scored by Australia. In the second Test match in Melbourne, he scored 445 runs in response to Australia’s score of 262. Although both matches ended on a draw.
Gill missed by Fifty
Shubman Gill, playing his first match, batting very sensibly, but he missed just 5 runs to make a half-century. Pat Cummins caught him out by Tim Paine on a personal score of 45 runs. Akash Chopra (Aakash Chopra) said about Gill, ‘Shubman Gill has gone 45 runs. Their return is not so bad. He is impressing in many cases.
Australia’s Playing XI: Tim Paine (captain), Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschen, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon
India’s Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
Match Start Time: Indian time at 5:00 in the morning
field: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria