Australia vs India 2nd Test day 2: India is in a strong position to score big at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia vs India 2nd Test day 2 Match Report: India was 36 for 1 on Day 1. They batted well today and put runs on the board. Shubman Gill gave a good start by scoring 45 runs on his test match debut. But, he was not happy with the way he got out. Because it was a loose shot. He was looking good with the bat and skipper Ajinkya Rahane praises his knock. Shubman Gill has traveled a lot with the team. He has to wait a long time for his test match debut. He showed intent in the first inning. We hope that he continues playing like this in the future.
The 104 runs partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja put India in a strong position to score a big total. The inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja seems to be the right move.
Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja were unbeaten on 104 and 40. India is leading by 82 runs. They will continue from here on day 3. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins picked a couple of wickets. Nathan Lyon took a wicket as well.
Shubman Gill says that getting a lead in the first innings will be a big plus because there are cracks on the pitch. Due to this, it will be difficult for the batsman to score runs going forward. However, Mitchell Starc says that the pitch will become easy for the batsman going ahead as the ball will become soft. We will have to score a big total in the second innings to fight back into this match.
Mitchell Starc says that we have dropped many catches which gives an extra opportunity to Rahane to bat for longer. But, credit to him for his century.