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Ricky Ponting praised Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane and debutant Shubman Gill. (File photo)
Ricky Ponting has praised the batting of Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill. He has also asked Australian batsmen to learn from Gill and Rahane. Ponting said – the number of pull shots Rahane and Gill played in the second innings of the second Test match, the Australian batsmen did not even make four innings of both Tests. He believes that Australia’s batting has not been better in the Test series against India so far.
He said in a program, “I know that during the second Test match, Team India had to chase a low target. In such a situation Gill and Rahane played open shots. But I believe that the more shots these two took, the more So our batsmen could not even score in four innings of both Tests. Indian batsmen batted better against our bowlers. While our batsmen could not do it. We can say that Indian bowlers bowled better. “
Australia scored 195 runs in the first innings
Team India defeated Australia by 8 wickets in the Melbourne Test to level 1-1 in the series. In the second Test, Australia scored 195 runs in the first innings. While the Indian team scored 326 runs in the first innings. Rahane scored 112 runs in the absence of Virat Kohli. Gill, playing a debut match, was dismissed for 45 runs.
Whereas in the second innings, Australia were reduced to 200 runs. In such a situation, India had to chase the target of 70 runs. Team India achieved the target by losing 2 wickets. Rahane scored 27 not out and Gill scored 35 not out.
In Australia’s second Test, none of the batsmen could score 50 runs
No Australian batsman could score 50 runs in both innings. Marnus Labuschen scored the highest 48 runs for Australia in the first innings. Cameron Green scored the highest score of 45 in the second innings.