IND vs AUS Live: Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja put up a 104-run partnership on Day 2.© Twitter
India will look to extend their 82-run lead over Australia on Day 3 of the second Test in Melbourne, with Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja both going strong for the visitors. After bundling Australia out for 195, India showed discipline with the bat to take their score to 277/5 at the end of Day 2. While debutant Shubman Gill scored an impressive 45, before stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane anchored India’s batting. Rahane scored his 12th Test century, finishing the day unbeaten on 104. He was given strong support by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who stayed 40 not-out at Stumps on Day 2. Rahane and Jadeja have put on a 104-run partnership, that frustrated the Australian bowlers. Pat Cummins was Australia’s best bowler on Day 2, picking up the key wickets of Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara. (LIVE SCORECARD)
2nd Test, Day 3 Live Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Melbourne Cricket Ground
Starc sends it to the pads. Rahane trickles it away very fine down the leg-side for two runs. Cummins puts in a dive at fine leg to prevent a boundary.
Starc sends a short delivery, it angles on off stump. Rahane sends it towards a diving gully. No run!
The action resumes!
Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja come back to the pitch. Meanwhile, Mitchell Starc resumes his side’s bowling.
The weather looks fine in Melbourne today! There is no forecast of rain, so hopefully the rain gods don’t play spoilsport!
Ajinkya Rahane joins Sachin Tendulkar in a legendary list!
It is worth noting that Ajinkya Rahane is the only second Indian captain to score a Test century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The other skipper is……Keep on guessing…….It is none other than Sachin Tendulkar!
Good morning and welcome to Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test match!
Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test match between Australia and India. A gutsy Ajinkya Rahane century helped India register a lead of 82 runs. The visitors finished with a score of 277 for five after 91.3 overs at stumps on Day 2. India will be hoping to carry on with their momentum and not repeat an abysmal shocking collapse of the first Test match! Stand-in captain Rahane will be aiming to help his side level the series! Can the visitors put in a top display today? Or will Australia bounce back and not repeat their fielding mistakes from yesterday?
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