IND vs AUS Boxing Day Test Highlights: Day 2: Stumps - India lead by 82 runs
Brief score: AUS - 195 All-out (Labushgne 48, Travis Head 38; Bumrah 4/56, Ashwin 3/35)
IND - 277/5 (91.3 overs) (Ajinkya Rahane 104* Jadeja 40* Starc 2/61, Cummins 2/71)
India and Australia (IND vs AUS) are battling against each other in the second Test of the four-match Vodafone Test series of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. At stumps on Day 2, Team India is leading Australia by 82 runs, with a score of 277/5. Aussie speedsters Mitchel Starc and Pat Cummins both claimed two wickets each in India’s first innings but could not break Ajinkya Rahane and 'SIR' Jadeja’s stubborn partnership. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane remains unbeaten on 104* along with Ravindra Jadeja who is on the crease for 40* at the Stumps.
Australia couldn't afford those drop sitters offered by especially Indian team captain Ajinkya Rahane including Steve Smith and Travis Head. Standing in as captain Team India skipper Ajinkya Rahane, countering some poor form, a dipping average, and a bowling attack high on confidence, he laid the foundation for himself with his temperament and exquisite class to rub it into the lackluster Aussies in the second Test played at MCG. At one stage, Team India were on 173/5, when Rahane stepped on to the crease on day two.
Rain stops play and it's stumps at the MCG on day two ☔— ICC (@ICC) December 27, 2020
India lead by 82 runs with the partnership for the sixth wicket past 100 👏 #AUSvIND SCORECARD 👉 https://t.co/bcDsS3qmgl pic.twitter.com/vehxjPSmnm
The Indian skipper scored a glittering century, which is his 12th individual Test ton, 8th away from home, and the second in Melbourne. Undoubtedly. 'Jinx' Ajinkya Rahane leads from the front especially when the Indian cricket team was bowled for an unimaginable 36-all-out in the second innings of the Adelaide Test.
Debutant Shubman Gill has shown his temperament and class upfront after getting a reprieve cheaply on day one of the Boxing Test. Shubman Gill scored a classical 45-run knock on debut and gave India a sedate start with Cheteshwar Pujara before falling off Pat Cummins early on Day 2.
Earlier, the Australian cricket team has 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 speedster Jaspreet Bumrah and R Ashwin bowled beautifully and restricted Australia under 200 in the first innings.