India win Melbourne Test: Twitter reactions on Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill sealing chase at the MCG

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 29/12/2020

India win Melbourne Test: The visitors have registered a dramatic comeback after losing the first Test in Adelaide.

During the fourth day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Melbourne, India beat Australia by 8 wickets to level the series 1-1.

Chasing a 70-run target, India lost Mayank Agarwal (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (3) cheaply to send register some jitters against the new ball. However, a 51-run partnership between opening batsman Shubman Gill (35 not out) and captain Ajinkya Rahane (27 not out) sealed the chase in the over.

Both the right-handed batsmen were seen not bogging down under pressure. A positive approach against a daunting Australian attack made things simpler for the visitors as both Gill and Rahane played some eye-catching shots at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

In the first session, India bundled out Australia for 200 in 103.1 overs despite a disciplined resistance from their lower-order. Debutant Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 21.3-4-37-3.

Apart from Siraj, the likes of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked a couple of wickets each.

Coming on the back of their lowest-ever Test score and playing this match without captain Virat Kohli, senior pacers in Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav speaks highly of India’s efforts in this Test.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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