Group India is sweating it out within the nets as they gear up for the third Take a look at of the Border-Gavaskar trophy in opposition to Australia. The match commences on Thursday on the Sydney Cricket Floor and all eyes will probably be as soon as once more on stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane who guided the Indians to a well-known win within the Boxing Day Take a look at.
Rahane took cost within the absence of Virat Kohli and impressed the group to return out of the Adelaide debacle and switch the fortunes in Melbourne. He stepped up with a preventing hundred that helped India stage the sequence.
The vacationers at the moment are raring to go for the subsequent sport. In the event that they handle to register one other win in Sydney, it’ll assist Ajinkya Rahane equal the document of former captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni of successful their first 4 Take a look at matches as skipper. Dhoni achieved this feat after taking on the captaincy from Anil Kumble in 2008.
Rahane has one hundred percent monitor document as India’s captain in Exams. The group has received three matches – vs Australia in 2017, vs Afghanistan in 2018 and vs Australia on 2020 – beneath his management.
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The stand-in captain can be on the verge of finishing 1,000 Take a look at runs on Australia soil. To succeed in this feat, he wants 203 runs with the present tally of 797 runs. If he manages to take action within the third Take a look at, he’ll change into the fifth Indian within the listing.
In abroad matches, Rahane has 2891 Take a look at runs to his identify. Meaning, he’s simply 109 runs behind the landmark of 3000. To this point, 9 Indians have scored 3,000+ Take a look at runs outdoors India.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is on the highest of the listing of most runs scored by an India batsman away from residence. The grasp blaster had scored 8705 runs in 106 matches.
The vacationers even have an opportunity of ending a 42-year-old draught on the SCG. India have managed only one win out 12 video games performed at this venue and misplaced 6. Their solely victory in Sydney got here in 1978 beneath the management of Bishan Singh Bedi. India had defeated Australia by an innings and a pair of runs.
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Again in 2019, the Kohli-led India got here shut to change the document books as they had been able to beat Australia. India scored a mammoth 622 and compelled a follow-on over the Aussies, who had been bowled out for 300. Sadly, the rain performed the spoilsport and the sport resulted in a draw.