The Indian team is fighting to restore parity by winning the second Test of the series in India vs Australia Melbourne Test. Ajinkya Rahane at the end of the third day of the Melbourne Test. At the end of the day, Australia was ahead by only 2 runs in the second innings. 4 more wickets in hand. Cameron Green (17) and Pat Cummins (15) at the crease. Tomorrow, if the Indian team can quickly pick up the remaining four wickets of Australia, there is a golden opportunity to bring the series back to parity.
At the end of the second day yesterday, India’s score was 277/5. Rahane was unbeaten on 104 and Ravindra Jadeja on 40. Today, the Indian team was all out for 326 runs. Rahane was run out after 112. Jadeja made 57 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin scored 14 runs. Umesh Yadav scored 9 runs. Jaspreet Bumrah could not score a run.
For Australia, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon took 3 wickets each, while Pat Cummins took 2 and Josh Hazlewood took 1. After losing 131 runs in the first innings to bat in the second innings, Australia lost the wicket of Joe Burns (4) at the beginning. Marnus Labuschagne (28) returned with 42 runs. Steve Smith (8) did not get a double digit run in the second innings after being dismissed for zero in the first innings.
Matthew Wade scored 40 runs. Captain Tim Payne returned with just one run. Travis Head 17 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took a pair of wickets for India. Bumrah, Umesh, Mohammad Siraj and Ashwin took one wicket each.
At the end of the day, for the rest of the Tests in the series, Indian captain Rahane said, “Instinctively, the game is the key to captaincy. It is important to act on what the mind says. The bowlers have to give credit. They left the ball in the right place. This innings of mine is really special. Making hundreds is always important. But I still think the century I scored in the Lord’s Test against England was my best innings.
This match is not over yet. We have to take four more wickets. ‘ “At first I thought I got into the crease just in time,” Rahane said of being run out today. I tell Jadeja, I don’t have to worry about being run out. You bat well. ‘