IND vs AUS Live: Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja entered into a 104-run partnership on Day 2.© Twitter
India will try to extend their 82-run lead over Australia on Day 3 of the second Test in Melbourne, with Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja both going strong for the visitors. After bundling Australia for 195, India showed discipline with the bat to bring their score to 277/5 at the end of Day 2. While rookie Shubman Gill scored an impressive 45, before stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane anchored the batter of India. Rahane scored his 12th Test century and finished the day unbeaten at 104. He received strong support from all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who stayed 40 not-out at Stumps on Day 2. Rahane and Jadeja have entered into a 104-run partnership that frustrated the Australian bowlers. Pat Cummins was Australia’s best bowler on Day 2, taking up Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara’s main wickets. (LIVE SCORECARD)
2nd Test, Day 3 Live updates between Australia (AUS) and India (IND) direct from Melbourne Cricket Ground
5:17 am (IST)
Jadeja is going for this delivery from Cummins. He uses his hands to poke it between the second slip and the trench four times!
5:16 am (IST)
Do not run
Cummins sends a full delivery from the outside. Jadeja lets it pass. Do not run!
5:12 AM (IST)
Starc sends a long delivery, and his fishing tackle is away from Rahane. The Indian replacement captain uses his wrists to send him through extra cover. Three runs!
5:09 AM (IST)
Do not run
Cummins sends a good delivery and it’s very close to Jadeja’s body. He defends it.
After 93 overs, India is 279 for five.
5:07 PM (IST)
Do not run
That’s a crazy bouncer from Cummins at 148 mph! Paine jumps to catch it with one hand while Jadeja dives under! Do not run!
5:05 AM (IST)
Starc sends it to the blocks. Rahane drips it fine down the leg side for two runs. Cummins dives on fine bone to avoid a boundary.
5:02 AM (IST)
Do not run
Starc sends a short delivery, he gets off the stump. Rahane sends it to a diving trench. Do not run!
5:01 a.m. (IST)
The action will resume!
Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja return to the field. Meanwhile, Mitchell Starc resumes bowling for his part.
5:00 am (IST)
The weather is looking good in Melbourne today! There is no prediction of rain, so hopefully the rain gods are not playing a bummer!
4:56 AM (IST)
Ajinkya Rahane joins Sachin Tendulkar in a legendary list!
It is worth noting that Ajinkya Rahane is the only second Indian captain to score a Test century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The other skipper is …… Keep guessing ……. It is none other than Sachin Tendulkar!
4:51 AM (IST)
4:48 AM (IST)
Good morning and welcome to Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test competition!
Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test match between Australia and India. A brave Ajinkya Rahane century helped India register an 82-run lead. The visitors finished with a score of 277 for five after 91.3 overs at stumps on Day 2. India hopes to continue their momentum and not repeat a horrific shocking collapse from the first test match! Stand-in Captain Rahane will try to help his side level the sequence! Can the visitors place a top display today? Or will Australia bounce back and not repeat yesterday’s mistakes?
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