Team India produced a brilliant comeback to defeat Australia by 8 wickets and level the series 1-1 at Melbourne on Tuesday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Second Test Melbourne Day 4 Match Report 2020”
Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant 112 and Ravindra Jadeja’s excellent half century helped India take a firm grip at the end of Day 3 of the second Test against Australia at Melbourne on Monday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Second Test Day 3 Melbourne Match Report- 2020”
Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane led from the front by scoring an unbeaten 104, to put India in a commanding position on day two of the Boxing Day Test against Australia on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Second Test Day 2 Melbourne Match Report 2020”
Jasprit Bumrah claimed 4/56 as India took firm control by dismissing Australia for 195 on the opening day of the second Test in front of a 27,615 strong crowd at the MCG on Saturday.
The home side went in with an unchanged XI, while the visitors, as announced yesterday, made 4 changes by including Ravi Jadeja, Rishabh Pant and debutants Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj respectively.
Team India have officially announced their playing XI for the second test against Australia at Melbourne starting December 26, Saturday.
The visitors will miss regular skipper and star batsman Virat Kohli who is on a paternity leave and pace bowler Mohammed Shami who injured his arm during the first Test.
Vice captain Ajinkya Rahane will be taking over the reins for the remaining three tests.
Young Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj will be making their test debut. The former will come in place of Prithvi Shaw, while the latter will be replacing Shami as the third seamer.
All rounder Ravindra Jadeja after being hit on the head in the first T20 international also makes a comeback. Rishabh Pant will take over the gloves from veteran Wriddhiman Saha.
Here are the list of Indian batsmen who have scored centuries at Melbourne.
Edit– Ajinkya Rahane has scored a century today (December 27, 2020) at the MCG- the 10th century by an Indian batsman in Melbourne.
How many of these centuries resulted in an Indian win?
Four of the centuries yielded in an Indian win- Sunil Gavaskar in 1977, Gundappa Viswanath in 1981, Cheteshwar Pujara in 2018 & Ajinkya Rahane in the year 2020.
What is the highest test score by an Indian at MCG?
Virender Sehwag, who scored 195 in the year 2003.
Who was the first Indian batsman to score a test hundred at MCG?
Vinoo Mankad in the year 1948.
Who was the last Indian batsman to score a test century at MCG?
Ajinkya Rahane was the last Indian to score a test century (2020). Before him, it was Cheteshwar Pujara in 2018.
Rahane is also the only Indian to score two centuries at the MCG- he did in 2014 as well.