INDIA VS AUSTRALIA 2ND TEST, DAY 2- AJINKYA RAHANE’S SPECTACULAR HUNDRED HELPED INDIA TO DOMINATE AUSSIES
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored a spectacular hundred on day 2 of the India vs Australia 2nd test at MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) on Sunday, December 27th. He made 104* off 200 deliveries (12th test ton) at the end of day 2, which came off under pressure and the skipper led the team from the front.
How many runs did India score today?
India scored 241 runs in 80.3 overs with the loss of 4 wickets before rain disrupted the cricket game.
How many wickets did Australia take today?
Australia took 4 wickets today, bowling 80.3 overs.
Who was the highest run-getter for India on India vs Australia 2nd Test day 2?
Skipper Ajinkya Rahane was the highest run-getter for India with his unbeaten 104 runs. It was Ajinkya’s second ton at MCG, the first one was brought up in 2014 (147). Opener Shubman Gill batted really well on his debut. He made 45 runs in just 65 balls before nicking Pat Cummins’s good length ball to Tim Paine. Pujara even didn’t have a good day with the bat, scoring only 17 runs. Cummins tried to squeeze India with his tight bowling. India was 67/3 at the end of 24 overs. Rahane made some small partnerships of 49 and 57 with Vihari and Pant respectively. Then stitched a 104 runs partnership with Ravi Jadeja for the 6th wicket and sailed through the rough patches at the end of the last ball. Jadeja imparted 40 runs to the account.
Who grabbed the most number of wickets for Australia on day 2?
Cummins grabbed the most number of wickets (2/71 in 22 overs) on day 2. Starc and Lyon picked up 1 wicket apiece. The Aussie bowling line up struggled to get wickets despite bowling well and dropping catches.
India has taken a lead of 82 runs for the 2nd innings (277/5 in 91.3 overs.