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2nd Test: Sourav Ganguly Praises Ajinkya Rahane For “Special Win” At MCG

Ajinkya Rahane scored his 12th Test century within the 2nd Test in opposition to Australia.© AFP

Indian cricket board head Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday heaped reward on the crew for his or her series-levelling win in opposition to Australia on the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane led from the entrance as India beat Australia within the second Test of the four-match collection to cancel out Australia’s win on the Adelaide Oval. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President took to Twitter to congratulate the crew for his or her efficiency in Melbourne. Ganguly additionally highlighted India’s different star performers within the match – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

“A special win at MCG ..india loves playing here ..well done Ajinkya rahane @ajinkyarahane88 ..good people finish first too.. congratulations to all.. @imjadeja @ashwinravi99. best of luck for the next 2 games,” he tweeted.


India beat Australia by eight wickets in Melbourne earlier on Tuesday to stage the collection at 1-1. Ajinkya Rahane’s 12th Test century paved the way in which for India’s incredible comeback win within the Boxing Day Test, after they collapsed to their lowest ever Test rating within the Adelaide match.

After Australia gained the toss and selected to bat, stellar performances from Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin noticed the hosts crumble for 195.

Rahane’s valiant 112, with assist from Ravindra Jadeja – who scored a preventing 57 – and Test debutant Shubman Gill – who scored a fast 45 within the first innings – helped India rating 326.

India misplaced Umesh Yadav to harm within the second innings, however managed to bowl Australia out for 200, leaving them 70 to chase.


Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 35 off 36 deliveries as India chased down the entire with eight wickets to spare.

The two groups will subsequent face off within the third Test starting on January 7 on the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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