Ajinkya Rahane Standing in as Captain, slams 12th Test ton in IND vs AUS 2nd Test at MCG

Ajinkya Rahane remains unbeaten on 104* together with flamboyant all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who is on the crease for 40* at the Stumps on Day 2. India ended with 277/5 in 91.3 overs at the Stumps on Day 2. Rahane and Jadeja are still on the crease for Team India.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 27, 2020 13:04 IST
Ajinkya Rahane Standing in as Captain, slams 12th Test ton in IND vs AUS 2nd Test at MCG
Ajinkya Rahane is leading Team India from the front

AUS vs IND 2nd Test: Ajinkya Rahane slams his 12th Test ton against Australia in the 100th Test match between Australia and India (IND vs AUS 2nd Test) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane leads from the front on Day 2 as he smashes his century off 195 balls to take India’s total past 250 runs. With this, Team India edge past Australia's first innings score of 195, and takes 82 runs lead at the Stumps on day two, thanks to an unbreakable stand between Rahane and Jadeja for the sixth wicket at MCG. 

Ajinkya Rahane remains unbeaten on 104* together with flamboyant all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja who is on the crease for 40* at the Stumps on Day 2. India ended with 277/5 in 91.3 overs at the Stumps on Day 2. Captain Ajinkya Rahane and 'SIR' Ravindra Jadeja are still on the crease for India. Rahane led Team India will be the happier of the two sides at the end of the play as the visitors dealing with the conditions reasonably well.

India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane hits his 12th Test century, 8th away from home and the second at the MCG. Rahane and Jadeja both stitched a fine 104-run stand for the sixth wicket unless we have seen something as bad as Team India's 36-all-out again, and Rahane tightens the advantage in the visitors' favour.

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Aussie speedsters Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took two wickets each in India’s first innings but Ajinkya Rahane’s unbeaten half-century means the visiting side leads Australia in the third session of Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Australia were bundled out for a paltry 195 in the first innings on Day 1 with the help of a strong bowling effort from India led by Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin.

Earlier, Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat first. Indian disciplined bowling attack bundled out the Aussies for 195 in the first innings on the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Indian veteran Jaspreet Bumrah and R Ashwin bowled nicely and restricted Australia under 200 and took a psychological advantage.