Ajinkya Rahane has reached the 12th position. Test one hundred of 195 bullets
|Second test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day 2).|
|Australia 195: Labushan 48; Bumrah 4-56, Ashwin 3-35|
|India 277:5: Rahane 104*, Jill 45; Stark 2-61.|
|India leads 82|
Captain Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant century of invincibility saw India take control of the Boxing Day Test against Australia after the second day of competition in Melbourne.
Rahane, who was in charge of Virat Kohli’s absence before the birth of his first child, collected 104 of the 200 balls that had not yet been taken.
He shared a 104-point lead with Ravindra Jadeja, while India ended with an 82-point lead of more than 277-5.
Rahane was eliminated for 73 and 104 points in a disappointing day for Australia, which missed two more chances.
Pat Cummins ran two quick laps in the morning session with rookies Shubman Gill (45) and Cheteshwar Pujara (17) in a row.
India was 64-3 lower, but Rahane patiently pushed the players back before increasing his score against the second new ball at the end of the day.
At the age of 32 he did 52 years with Hanuma Vihari and 57 years with Rishabh Pant. In Jadeja, the all-rounder, he has found a partner of his choice that hasn’t been eliminated in 40 years.
The seamstresses and spinners have already received enough support to suggest that India are the clear favourites to extend their 100-point lead in Matchday 3 and win a series of four tests with a 1-1 tie.
From disaster to centennial – Rahane’s turn
10 days ago. In the first test Rahane was blamed by superstar captain and drummer Virat Kohli for India’s disappointment. Since then, India has lost 16 wickets for 92 runs in two sets as they suffered a heavy defeat against India. He is captain in Tests for the third time and with his team weakened by the loss of Kohli, Rahane played a brilliant and daring set at MCG. He reached his century by playing Cummins for four Compared to Kohli he is much more underestimated as a drummer and leader. To celebrate his centenary, he quietly took off his helmet, raised his bat and looked up to heaven…..
One of the largest test runs
Rahane was sometimes lucky in his shots, which were characterized by his determination.
He was caught between Australian goalkeeper Tim Paine and a first wide slide (61) before breaking Steve Smith’s hands (73) on the second slide. And with the last ball of the day before the rain, Travis Head missed a much easier chance to run from the point.
Former Australian international Kristen Beams spoke with ABC Tribune about one of the biggest test drives of all time.
It was the first century of this long awaited series, which until now was dominated by bowlers.
The beams say it’s not a flat track that’s easy to hit.
We almost lost our appreciation for the cereal casings, but it was as good as the test casings you’re going to see now.
Former Australian bowler Merv Hughes described the innings as exceptional and spinner Nathan Lyon, who picked up the wicket for Vihari, said it was quite impressive.
England’s former captain Michael Vaughan said it was incredible and compared it to a pin day at Lord with England in 2014…..
And Rahane, who had won the previous two tests as an understudy, also received praise from his Captain Kohli, who was monitoring the situation in India.
Stark hits the border stone, but Australia misses the opportunity
Finally, Lyon was critical about the execution in Australia and described the performance as a rather disappointing day in general.
Like Rahane, almighty Cameron Green put all his chances in the trench that Pant and goalkeeper Paine offered with a difficult dive in the early days when Gill was 28, although he took a nice one-handed catch to keep Pujara out of the way.
We’ve created opportunities, but it’s not like this Australian field team, Lyon told ABC. We missed too many chances.
Nobody wants to abandon them. We have to do well in the second session, but first we have to get five windows.
A positive moment for Australia came when Mitchell Starc, who left Pant, scored his 250th cap. The lefthander became the fifth fastest Australian to reach this stage.
Dennis Lillee, Shane Warne, Glen McGrath and Mitchell Johnson are the only Australians who reach 250 test tickets faster than Stark footer.