Ajinkya Rahane performed a captain’s knock in the course of the second Check match in opposition to Australia. India appeared in a spot of trouble on the Melbourne Cricket Floor as they misplaced their prime three batsmen cheaply on Day 2. Hanuma Vihari caught round for a useful knock however he couldn’t play for lengthy. The burden fell on Rahane to steer India by way of to a primary innings lead. And he did precisely that as when India wanted somebody to play an enormous innings, Rahane stepped up and scored century.
In his innings of 112 runs, Rahane was extraordinarily cautious initially however after Tea on Day 2, he received into his groove and began scoring runs freely. His partnership with Ravindra Jadeja offered the platform for India to take a large lead within the second Check. It was considered one of his particular knocks in Check cricket as he rescued India from a precarious place. However does he charge his knock of 112 at MCG as his greatest? Rahane was requested the identical query after Day 3’s play and he maintained that his hundred in opposition to England at Lord’s was his most particular one.
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‘It was actually particular. Getting a century at all times is. Nonetheless really feel that my hundred in opposition to England at Lord’s is my greatest,’ Rahane stated after the match.
Australia have been wobbling at 133 for six at stumps on the third day of the Boxing Day Check on the magnificent Melbourne Cricket Floor. Aiming to exorcise the ghosts of being bowled out for a lowest ever 36 within the series-opener, the guests had put up 326 on the board for a 131-run lead in reply to Australia’s first-innings whole of 195 all out.
Australia have been forward by solely two runs at shut of play.
“This recreation shouldn’t be over but, we nonetheless need to get 4 extra wickets,” India skipper Ajinkya Rahane, whose hundred on the second day set the tone for the aspect, informed broadcasters Sony Community on the finish of day’s play.
“Credit score to the bowlers, they bowled in the correct areas,” he added.
(with PTI inputs)