India giving robust message in 2nd Check, says Dhawan


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New Delhi [India], December 28 (ANI): India batsman Shikhar Dhawan feels that Ajinkya Rahane-led facet’s dominating all-round efficiency in Virat Kohli’s absence, within the ongoing second Check towards Australia at Melbourne Cricket Floor, is delivering a robust message after the humiliating eight-wicket loss within the pink-ball Check.

Rahane’s twelfth century within the longest format of the sport and Ravindra Jadeja’s well-made fifty gave India agency management within the second Check. It was a Check master-class from Rahane as he performed the primary two classes cautiously after which unleashed his true class after the tea on Sunday.

“India have carried out so nicely within the second Check even within the absence of Virat Kohli. I am very assured that India will (win the collection). They’re doing so nicely and giving such a robust message with their bowling and batting. It reveals that our bench-strength can also be ready to tackle any facet,” Dhawan instructed reporters right here.

“I am more than happy and pleased that our gamers are doing nicely in Down Below,” he added.

Dhawan final featured for India within the white-ball collection towards Australia and scored 201 runs together with two-fifties.

India got here into the Boxing Day Check on the again of a humiliating loss. The guests have been bundled out for 36 within the second innings of the pink-ball Check at Adelaide Oval. This rating is India’s lowest-ever rating in Check cricket. Earlier than this, India’s lowest rating was 42 in Check cricket towards England in 1974.

Rahane was despatched again to the pavilion on the third morning after he was run-out whereas trying a dangerous single. His wicket triggered a collapse and the guests slipped from 294/6 to 326 all out within the first session itself. At stumps, Australia’s rating learn 133/6 — lead of two runs — as India stored a good rein on the hosts’ batsmen and didn’t permit them to settle.

Earlier within the day, Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) introduced that Dhawan will captain Delhi within the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy whereas pacer Ishant Sharma will return to motion within the match after present process rehabilitation on the Nationwide Cricket Academy.

DDCA named the 20-member squad for the shortest format competitors which begins on January 10 and the India pacer can be making a return after lacking out on the Australia tour resulting from a facet pressure.

Delhi Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ishant Sharma, Nitish Rana, Himmat Singh, Kshitiz Sharma, Jonty Sidhu, Hiten Dalal, Lalit Yadav, Shivank Vashisth, Manjot Kalra, Siddhant Sharma, Anuj Rawat (wk), Pradeep Sangwan, Simranjeet Singh, Pawan Negi, Ayush Badoni, Vaibhav Kandpal, Lakshay Thareja (wk), Pawan Suyal, Karan Dagar. (ANI)

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