Melbourne [Australia], December 29 (ANI): India skipper Virat Kohli hailed stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane after the group scripted an imposing comeback within the Check sequence in opposition to Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Floor on Tuesday.
India defeated Australia by eight wickets to stage the four-match Check sequence 1-1.
Chasing 70 for a win, it was solely poetic justice that Rahane hit the profitable run of Nathan Lyon as India made an exciting comeback within the sequence. The win additionally ensures India strikes a step nearer to the ultimate of the World Check Championship.
Kohli mentioned it was an incredible effort by Crew India and hailed Rahane for his captaincy.
“What a win that is, completely superb effort by the entire group. Could not be happier for the boys and specifically Jinks who led the group to victory amazingly. Onwards and upwards from right here,” Kohli tweeted.
Driving on the again of the arrogance from day three, India first dismissed Australia for 200 after which got here again to chase the goal of 70 in simply 15.5 overs.
If one session had price India the primary Check, it was once more a session — which Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja weathered on day two – that noticed India bag the second recreation.
Nonetheless, the win wasn’t as simple because it reveals on paper. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc gave Australia the early wickets to make sure the win will not be a cakewalk for the guests.
Starc dismissed Mayank whereas Cummins despatched Pujara again as a small goal began trying a bit greater. Nonetheless, some assured strokeplay from Gill and Rahane calmed the nerves of India’s dressing room. (ANI)
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