Melbourne: The Indian cricket team defeated Australia by 8 wickets in the Melbourne Test match and made it 1-1 in the four-match series. India has equalized the account. Australia’s second innings was reduced to 200 runs. India had a target of 70 runs to win, which they achieved in 15.5 overs after losing 2 wickets. Shubman Gill (35 not out) and captain Ajinkya Rahane returned unbeaten on 27 from India. India retained their dominance throughout the match. After the match, Australia captain Tim Paine praised the Indian players.
We played very bad cricket: Tim Paine
Saddened by the defeat in the Melbourne Test, Tim Paine admitted that the Australian team had a very poor performance. He said, ‘I am very disappointed with the defeat. We played very bad cricket. The Indian team deserves a win. The Indian team forced us to make mistakes. We also had to bear their brunt. The Indian team put us under pressure. There are flaws in our batting and we have to get rid of them soon.
Rahane said – I am proud of my colleagues
Captain Ajinkya Rahane, who defeated Australia at his home and equaled Team India in the four-match series, said after the match on Tuesday that he was proud of his teammates as they gave everything to bring the series to this position. Rahane said, “I am proud of my teammates, all played brilliantly. I want to give credit to debutants Mohammad Siraj and Shubman Gill. The kind of character we have shown after the Adelaide defeat is really worth it. To be a fighter What was important, especially after losing Umesh in the second innings, we had no other way. The five-bowler’s plan was successful for us and Jedja showed a great game as an all-rounder. ”
The captain said that India lost the match due to a bad game of an hour in Elidel but that defeat team learned a lot and the process is still going on as the series has now opened up again. Rahane said, “Adelaide’s defeat was really painful. We had lost the match in an hour, but after that we had a chance to improve our game and come back. Now we have done it and performed the same way even further We will try to win the series. ”
Rahane, who scored 112 in the first innings and 27 not out in the second innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, was adjudged Man of the Match. The third Test is scheduled to be played in Sydney from January 7, but it is likely to be held in Melbourne, given the bad situation regarding the Kovid-19 in Sydney. An announcement will be made about this in the next few days.