New Delhi [India], December 27 (ANI): Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday lauded the “unimaginable efficiency” of India skipper Ajinkya Rahane in opposition to Australia on the second day of the continuing Boxing Day Check on the Melbourne Cricket Floor.
Rahane smashed his twelfth century in Check cricket and is at present unbeaten at 104 runs.
“His 100 at lords was particular however this one in Melbourne as skipper along with his crew 1-0 down and up in opposition to it tops the lot … what an unimaginable efficiency to date by @ajinkyarahane88!!! AUSvIND,” Vaughan wrote on Twitter.
At stumps on day two, the guests’ rating learn 277/5 and the facet has taken a lead of 82 runs over Australia. The hosts might need scalped wickets of India’s top-order, however within the last session, Rahane and Jadeja confirmed grit and willpower to present India agency management of the match. Rahane and Jadeja have placed on an unbeaten stand of 104 runs for the sixth wicket.
Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina additionally hailed Rahane and Jadeja for his or her contribution. “Nicely completed @ajinkyarahane88 and @imjadeja! You have proven what INDIA is all about. Am positive we are going to struggle and win Melbourne Check. Come on India IndvsAus,” his tweet learn.
Rahane and Jadeja are at present unbeaten on 104 and 40 respectively for India within the first innings and they’ll resume the proceedings for the guests on day three of the second Check.
That is Rahane’s eighth Check ton abroad and that is his first hundred as captain of Workforce India. With this knock, Rahane additionally turned the second Indian batsman to attain a century on his first match as captain in Australia.
Virat Kohli was the primary one to attain the feat in 2014 when he registered a century in Adelaide. Kohli had gone again residence after the primary Check in opposition to Australia after being granted paternity depart by the BCCI.
On day one of many second Check, India had bundled out Australia for 195 as Jasprit Bumrah scalped 4 wickets whereas Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets. (ANI)
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