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Former cricketers VVS Laxman (left) and Shane Warne (right) praised the captaincy of Team India and Ajinkya Rahane.
The second Test is being played in Melbourne between India and Australia. On the first day of the match, the Indian bowlers bowled Australia for 195 runs. Former cricketers VVS Laxman and Shane Warne praised the captaincy of Team India and Ajinkya Rahane. Warne has asked Cricket Australia (CA) to produce a similar wicket.
Indian bowlers once again appear in top form
Laxman posted on social media, wrote, ‘Team India showed a great game on the first day. The Indian bowlers once again appeared in top form. Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj, who debuted in the match, appeared on the ground. The most important thing in the match was Rahane’s captaincy. He captained well. Team India did not bear the burden of defeat in the Adelaide Test. It’s good to see that.
What a terrific day of cricket at the MCG today. Congrats to the ground staff on preparing the best wicket at the MCG for a long time. More of these types of pitches please! The Indian bowlers were outstanding too & very well lead by @ ajinkyarahane88 ! Can India bat all day?
– Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 26, 2020
At the same time, Warne said, ‘It was fun watching the first day’s game in Melbourne. I would like to thank the ground staff for preparing the best wicket. I have not seen such a wicket in MCG for quite some time. There should be a similar wicket in further matches. The bowlers of India performed brilliantly and got Rahane’s excellent captaincy. Will Team India be able to play all day on Sunday?
Australian team all out for the 5th time in Boxing Day Test
By the end of the first day in the Boxing-Day Test being played in Melbourne, the Indian team has scored 36 runs after losing 1 wicket. Also, Australia team was reduced to 195 runs in the first innings. This is the 5th time in cricket history, when the Australia team was all out on the first day of the Boxing-Day Test. Earlier, the team could score only 98 runs on the first day of the Test against England in 2011.
Bumrah took 4 and Ashwin took 3 wickets
In the first innings for Australia, Marnus Labuschen scored the highest 48 and Travis Head scored 38 runs. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took 4 and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets. Mohammad Siraj got 2 wickets in the debut match.
Australia won by 8 wickets in Adelaide Test
Earlier in the day-night test played in Adelaide, the Australian team defeated India by 8 wickets. India had to face defeat despite gaining the lead in the first innings. Team India were reduced to just 36 runs in the second innings. It was the lowest score in Test history of Indian cricket. With this win, the Australian team has gone 1–0 in the four-match Test series.