IND vs AUS 2nd Test, Day 2 highlights: Rahane's ton helps India post 277-5

Rahane (104) and Ravindra Jadeja (40) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn with India leading by 82 runs. Photo: @BCCI

Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored a fine century as India reached 277 for five against Australia before rain forced an early stumps on the second day of the second Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Rahane showed great determination as he made an unbeaten 200-ball 104, studded with 12 hits to the fence.

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Rahane (104) and Ravindra Jadeja (40) were at the crease when the stumps were drawn with India leading by 82 runs. In the third session, Rahane and Jadeja added 104 runs without losing a wicket. Australia were all out for 195 in their first innings on the opening day.

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India vs Australia 2nd Test scorecard: India innings at the end of Day 2

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Mayank Agarwal lbw b Starc 0 6 0 0
Shubman Gill c Paine b Cummins 45 65 8 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c Paine b Cummins 17 70 1 0
Ajinkya Rahane not out 104 200 12 0
Hanuma Vihari c Smith b Lyon 21 66 2 0
Rishabh Pant c Paine b Starc 29 40 3 0
Ravindra Jadeja not out 40 104 1 0
Total: 277-5 in 91.3 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 18.3 3 61 2
Pat Cummins 22 7 71 2
Josh Hazlewood 21 6 44 0
Nathan Lyon 18 2 52 1
Cameron Green 12 1 31 0

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India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: IND leads by 82 runs at stumps

Day 2 key hughlights

  • Over 11.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire -Oxenford, Batsman - Pujara (Struck down)
  • India: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (89 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (Shubman Gill 39, Pujara 10, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: India - 64/3 in 23.4 overs (Rahane 0)
  • Lunch: India - 90/3 in 37.0 overs (Rahane 10, Vihari 13)
  • India: 100 runs in 40.4 overs (245 balls), Extras 9
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (Rahane 21, Vihari 21, Ex 10)
  • Drinks: India - 135/4 in 51.0 overs (Rahane 33, Pant 7)
  • India: 150 runs in 52.3 overs (317 balls), Extras 12
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (Rahane 22, Pant 28, Ex 0)
  • AM Rahane: 50 off 111 balls (5 x 4)
  • Tea: India - 189/5 in 63.3 overs (Rahane 53, Jadeja 4)
  • Wet Ground: India - 189/5 in 63.3 overs (Rahane 53, Jadeja 4)
  • India: 200 runs in 67.5 overs (409 balls), Extras 20
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (Rahane 22, Jadeja 20, Ex 8)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Drinks: India - 236/5 in 81.0 overs (Rahane 74, Jadeja 30)
  • India: 250 runs in 82.6 overs (500 balls), Extras 20
  • AM Rahane: 100 off 195 balls (11 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 179 balls (Rahane 55, Jadeja 37, Ex 8)
  • End Of Day: India - 277/5 in 91.3 overs (Rahane 104, Jadeja 40)
Rahane's century




Rishabh Pant's wicket

IND vs AUS live score after 91.3 Overs: 277-5 | Rain stops play

India 1st innings: 277-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (104), Ravindra Jadeja (40)

Mitchell Starc [18.0-3-60-2] is back into the attack

Jadeja collects a single off the first ball.

Rahane pushes the second ball towards cover while gloves the 3rd ball towards gully, Head drops a DOLLY. 

And it is STUMPS on DAY 2 as it is starting drizzling.

IND vs AUS live score after 91 Overs: 276-5

Over Summary: 0 0 Wd 0 0 0 1 ; India 1st innings: 276-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (104), Ravindra Jadeja (39)

Cameron Green [11.0-1-29-0] is back into the attack and concedes two runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 90 Overs: 274-5

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; India 1st innings: 274-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (104), Ravindra Jadeja (38)

Nathan Lyon [17.0-2-51-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 89 Overs: 273-5 | Rahane, Jadeja put up 50-run stand

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 1 4 ; India 1st innings: 273-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (104), Ravindra Jadeja (37)

Hazlewood continues and Rahane smashes the last ball of the over for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 88 Overs: 268-5 | Rahane hits century

Over Summary:  0 0 0 4 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 268-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (100), Ravindra Jadeja (36)

Hazlewood continues...

Rahane defends the first three balls while cuts the 4th one towards deep backward point for FOUR and brings up his 12th Test hundred. 

 

IND vs AUS live score after 87 Overs: 264-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 3 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 264-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (96), Ravindra Jadeja (36)

Hazlewood continues and concedes a triple to Ajinkya Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 86 Overs: 261-5

Over Summary:  1 1 0 0 2 1 ; India 1st innings: 261-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (92), Ravindra Jadeja (36)

Cummins continues and concedes five runs, including a couple of runs to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 85 Overs: 256-5

Over Summary:  0 0 2 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 256-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (89), Ravindra Jadeja (35)

Josh Hazlewood [18.0-6-34-0] is back into the attack and concedes a couple of runs to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 84 Overs: 254-5

Over Summary:  1 1 0 0 1 0 ; India 1st innings: 254-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (89), Ravindra Jadeja (33)

Cummins continues and concedes three singles.

IND vs AUS live score after 83 Overs: 251-5

Over Summary:  1 2 0 0 0 4 ; India 1st innings: 251-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (88), Ravindra Jadeja (31)

Starc continues and Rahane scoring the runs easily now, collects six in this over.

IND vs AUS live score after 82 Overs: 244-5

Over Summary:  0 0 4 2 2 0 ; India 1st innings: 244-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (82), Ravindra Jadeja (30)

Pat Cummins [18.0-7-51-2] is back into the attack and Rahane scores eight runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 81 Overs: 236-5

Over Summary:  3 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 236-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (74), Ravindra Jadeja (30)

Mitchell Starc [16.0-3-49-2] is back into the attack and concedes four runs, including a triple to Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 80 Overs: 232-5

Over Summary:  1 3 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 232-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (73), Ravindra Jadeja (27)

Lyon continues and concedes four runs, including a triple to Lyon.

IND vs AUS live score after 79 Overs: 228-5

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 2 ; India 1st innings: 228-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (72), Ravindra Jadeja (24)

Green continues and concedes three runs, including a double to Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 78 Overs: 225-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings:225-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (71), Ravindra Jadeja (22)

Lyon continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 77 Overs: 225-5

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings:225-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (71), Ravindra Jadeja (22)

Green continues and concedes a single to Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 76 Overs: 224-5

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings:224-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (71), Ravindra Jadeja (21)

Lyon continues and concedes a single to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 75 Overs: 223-5

Over Summary:  4 1 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings:223-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (71), Ravindra Jadeja (20)

Green continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 74 Overs: 218-5

Over Summary:  0 1 1 0 0 1 ; India 1st innings: 218-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (71), Ravindra Jadeja (15)

Nathan Lyon continues and concedes three runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 73 Overs: 215-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1 ; India 1st innings: 215-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (70), Ravindra Jadeja (13)

Cameron Green [7.0-1-19-0] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 72 Overs: 214-5

Over Summary:  2 0 0 4 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 214-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (70), Ravindra Jadeja (12)

Nathan Lyon [12.0-1-37-1] is back into the attack and concedes six runs, including a boundary to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 71 Overs: 208-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 208-5 ; Ajinkya Rahane (64), Ravindra Jadeja (12)

Hazlewood continues and bowls a MAIDEN over Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 70 Overs: 208-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 2 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 208-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (64), Ravindra Jadeja (12)

Starc continues and concedes a couple of runs to Ajinkya Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 69 Overs: 206-5

Over Summary:  0 3 0 1 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 206-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (62), Ravindra Jadeja (12)

Hazlewood continues and concedes four runs, including a triple to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 68 Overs: 202-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 4 0 ; India 1st innings: 202-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (61), Ravindra Jadeja (9)

Starc continues and concedes a boundary to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 67 Overs: 198-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 198-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (57), Ravindra Jadeja (9)

Hazlewood bowls a MAIDEN over to Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 66 Overs: 198-5 | India takes 3-run lead

Over Summary:  1 0 4 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 198-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (57), Ravindra Jadeja (9)

Starc continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Ajinkya Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 65 Overs: 193-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1 ; India 1st innings: 193-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (53), Ravindra Jadeja (8)

Josh Hazlewood [14.0-4-29-0] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 64 Overs: 192-5

Over Summary:  0 B4 0 0 0 3; India 1st innings: 192-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (53), Ravindra Jadeja (7)

Starc continues and concedes seven runs.

India vs Australia 2nd Test, Day 2: Post tea session begins

Post-tea session begins after a rain break.

India vs Australia 2nd Test live weather updates

The covers are coming off, play to resume at 10:15 am IST.

India vs Australia 2nd Test: Melbourne weather live updates

The covers are coming off as overcast conditions persist.

India vs Australia 2nd Test: Melbourne weather live updates

It is raining at the moment at MCG, the covers are still on the square. The forecast also suggests a wet weather in the evening session. 

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India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: 189-5 at tea

Second session key highlights
  • India: 100 runs in 40.4 overs (245 balls), Extras 9
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (Rahane 21, Vihari 21, Ex 10)
  • Drinks: India - 135/4 in 51.0 overs (Rahane 33, Pant 7)
  • India: 150 runs in 52.3 overs (317 balls), Extras 12
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (Rahane 22, Pant 28, Ex 0)
  • AM Rahane: 50 off 111 balls (5 x 4)
  • Tea: India - 189/5 in 63.3 overs (Rahane 53, Jadeja 4)
Rahane's fifty



Rishabh Pant's wicket



IND vs AUS live score after 63.3 Overs: 189-5, rain stops play

 India 1st innings: 189-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (53), Ravindra Jadeja (4)

Starc continues and one of his bumper against Jadeja goes haywire and beats Paine for FOUR BYES.

A light drizzle forces tea

IND vs AUS live score after 63 Overs: 185-5

Over Summary:  1 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 185-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (53), Ravindra Jadeja (4)

Cummins continues and concedes a single to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 62 Overs: 184-5 | Rahane hits FIFTY

Over Summary:  4 0 0 0 B4 0 ; India 1st innings: 184-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (53), Ravindra Jadeja (3)

Starc continues...

Rahane glances the low full toss towards deep fine leg for FOUR and brings up his FIFTY.

IND vs AUS live score after 61 Overs: 176-5

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 176-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (49), Ravindra Jadeja (3)

Pat Cummins [16.0-6-50-2] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Ravindra Jadeja.

IND vs AUS live score after 60 Overs: 176-5 | Starc scalps Pant

Over Summary:  W 0 0 0 0 3 ; India 1st innings: 176-5   ; Ajinkya Rahane (49), Ravindra Jadeja (3)

Starc continues...

Pant tries to cut the first ball, which is too close to his body, but manages only an edge to Paine, GONE. Starc breaks the 57-run stand. Pant c Paine b Starc 29(40) [4s-3]

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease and pushes the last ball down the ground for a three runs.

 

IND vs AUS live score after 59 Overs: 173-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 0 ; India 1st innings: 173-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (49), Rishabh Pant (29)

Cameron Green continues and concedes a couple of runs to Ajinkya Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 58 Overs: 171-4

Over Summary: 0 0 3 0 1 1 ; India 1st innings: 171-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (47), Rishabh Pant (29)

Mitchell Starc [9.0-3-23-1] is back into the attack and concedes five runs, including a triple to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 57 Overs: 166-4

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 1 0 ; India 1st innings: 166-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (43), Rishabh Pant (28)

Cameron Green [5.0-1-12-0] is back into the attack

Rahane defends first two deliveries while knocks the 3rd ball towards long-off for FOUR.

Rahane pushes the 4th ball towards mid-on while clips the 5th towards deep fine leg for a single.

Pant blocks the last delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 56 Overs: 160-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 1 ; India 1st innings: 160-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (38), Rishabh Pant (27)

Cummins continues and concedes three runs, including a double to Rishabh Pant.

IND vs AUS live score after 55 Overs: 157-4

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 2 ; India 1st innings: 157-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (38), Rishabh Pant (24)

Lyon continues and concedes four runs to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 54 Overs: 153-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 153-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (34), Rishabh Pant (24)

Cummins continues and bowls a MAIDEN over o Rishabh Pant.

IND vs AUS live score after 53 Overs: 153-4

Over Summary: 1 0 4 1 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 153-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (34), Rishabh Pant (24)

Lyon continues...

Rahane comes down the wicket and works towards square leg for a single.

Pant defends the 2nd delivery on front foot while smashes the next towards deep extra cover for FOUR. Pant collects a single towards extra cover off the 4th ball.

Rahane blocks the last two deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 52 Overs: 147-4

Over Summary: 2 2 4 0 4 0 ; India 1st innings: 147-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (34), Rishabh Pant (19)

Cummins continues after drinks break...

Pant pushes the first ball straight down the ground for a couple of runs while drives the second through extra cover for a another double.

Cummins follows with a short delivery and Pant pulls towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

Cummins goes around the wicket for the next three deliveries, Pant leaves the 4th ball alone while slices the 5th ball towards deep backward point for FOUR.

Pant blocks the last delivery and that is end of 52nd over.

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There is a chances of rainfall in the evening. 

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India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2, session 2: IND trails by 60 runs

Partnership: 19(38)
Last Wkt: Hanuma Vihari c Smith b Lyon 21(66) - 116/4 in 44.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 50
Last 10 overs: 35 runs, 1 wkts

IND vs AUS live score after 51 Overs: 135-4

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 135-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (34), Rishabh Pant (6)

Lyon continues and concedes a single to Rishabh Pant.

IND vs AUS live score after 50 Overs: 134-4

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 2 4 ; India 1st innings: 134-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (33), Rishabh Pant (6)

Pat Cummins [12.0-5-26-2] is back into the attack and Ajinkya Rahane scores 8 runs, including a boundary.

IND vs AUS live score after 49 Overs: 126-4

Over Summary: 0 0 2 1 1 0 ; India 1st innings: 126-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (25), Rishabh Pant (6)

Lyon continues and concedes four runs, including a couple of runs to Rishabh Pant.

IND vs AUS live score after 48 Overs: 122-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 122-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (24), Rishabh Pant (3)

Hazlewood continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Ajinkya Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 47 Overs: 122-4

Over Summary: 0 1 2 0 1 1 ; India 1st innings: 122-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (24), Rishabh Pant (3)

Lyon continues...

Rahane defends first delivery while dances down the track off the next and pushes the ball towards mid-on for a single.

Pant edges the 3rd ball toward third man for a couple of runs while leaves the next.

Pant collects a single towards cover while Rahane defends the last ball of the over.

IND vs AUS live score after 46 Overs: 117-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 117-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (22), Rishabh Pant (0)

Hazlewood continues and concedes a single to Ajinkya Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 45 Overs: 116-4 | Lyon scalps Vihari

Over Summary: 0 0 4 W 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 116-4   ; Ajinkya Rahane (21), Rishabh Pant (0)

Nathan Lyon continues...

Vihari sweeps the first ball towards backward square leg for no run while defends the next.

Vihari cuts the 3rd ball towards third man for FOUR. Vihari tries to sweep the next ball but Lyon gets an extra bounce and hits Vihari on the gloves, ball scoops in the air and Smith completes the catch. Again Vihari throws his wicket away after making a hard-work upfront. Hanuma Vihari c Smith b Lyon 21(66) [4s-2]

Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease ane leaves the last two deliveries alone.

IND vs AUS live score after 44 Overs: 112-3

Over Summary: N 4 0 1 0 1 0 ; India 1st innings: 112-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (21), Hanuma Vihari (17)

Hazlewood continues and starts the over with a NO BALL.

Rahane pulls the short delivery towards deep backward square leg for FOUR, Hazlewood follows with a peach of delivery, which beats Rahane outside off.

 

IND vs AUS live score after 43 Overs: 105-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 L2 ; India 1st innings: 105-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (16), Hanuma Vihari (16)

Nathan Lyon continues and concedes three runs, including two leg byes.

IND vs AUS live score after 42 Overs: 102-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 102-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (15), Hanuma Vihari (16)

Hazlewood continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen. 

IND vs AUS live score after 41 Overs: 100-3

Over Summary: 1 0 B4 1 0 0; India 1st innings: 100-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (14), Hanuma Vihari (15)

Lyon continues and concedes two runs. 

IND vs AUS live score after 40 Overs: 94-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 94-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (13), Hanuma Vihari (14)

Hazlewood continues and concedes a single to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 39 Overs: 93-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 1 ; India 1st innings: 93-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (12), Hanuma Vihari (14)

Nathan Lyon continues and concedes three singles.

IND vs AUS live score after 38 Overs: 90-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 90-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (10), Hanuma Vihari (13)

Hazlewood bowls first over after Lunch and bowls a MAIDEN over to Hanuma Vihari.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: Post lunch session begins

Josh Hazlewood bowls the first over after Lunch. Hanuma Vihari is on the strike.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2: IND 90-3 at LUNCH

Current Partnership: 26(80), Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari are at the crease
Last Wkt: Cheteshwar Pujara c Paine b Cummins 17(70) - 64/3 in 23.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 64
Last 10 overs: 20 runs, 0 wkts


Day 2, Session 1 key highlights
  • Over 11.1: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Oxenford, Batsman - Pujara (Struck down)
  • India: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (89 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 83 balls (Shubman Gill 39, Pujara 10, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: India - 64/3 in 23.4 overs (Rahane 0)
  • Lunch: India - 90/3 in 37.0 overs (Rahane 10, Vihari 13)

Pujara's wicket

IND vs AUS live score after 37 Overs: 90-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 90-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (10), Hanuma Vihari (13)

Nathan Lyon continues and Vihari takes a single off the 4th ball after defending the first three.

Rahane defends the remaining two deliveries and it is LUNCH on Day 2.

IND vs AUS live score after 36 Overs: 89-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 0 ; India 1st innings: 89-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (10), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Starc continues and Rahane tucks the fifth ball towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 35 Overs: 87-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 87-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (8), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Nathan Lyon [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Hanuma Vihari.

IND vs AUS live score after 34 Overs: 87-3

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 87-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (8), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Starc continues and Rahane edges the 3rd ball through second slipd for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 33 Overs: 83-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; India 1st innings: 83-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (4), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Josh Hazlewood continues and concedes a single to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 32 Overs: 82-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 L1 1 ; India 1st innings: 82-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (3), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Starc continues and concedes a single to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 31 Overs: 80-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 80-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (2), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Josh Hazlewood [6.0-1-17-0] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rahane.

IND vs AUS live score after 30 Overs: 80-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 L1 1 0  ; India 1st innings: 80-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (2), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Starc ontinues and concedes two runs, excluding a leg byes.

IND vs AUS live score after 29 Overs: 77-3

Over Summary: 0 L1 4 0 0 2  ; India 1st innings: 77-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (0), Hanuma Vihari (12)

Green continues and concedes seven runs, including a boundary to Hanuma Vihai.

IND vs AUS live score after 28 Overs: 70-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 70-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (0), Hanuma Vihari (6)

Mitchell Starc [4.0-2-14-1] is back into the attack and bowls MAIDEN over to Hanuma Vihari.

IND vs AUS live score after 27 Overs: 70-3

Over Summary: 0 3 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 70-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (0), Hanuma Vihari (6)

Cameron Green continues and concedes a triple to Hanuma Vihari.

IND vs AUS live score after 26 Overs: 67-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 67-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (0), Hanuma Vihari (3)

Cummins bowls a MAIDEN over to Ajinkya Rahane. 

IND vs AUS live score after 25 Overs: 67-3

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 67-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (0), Hanuma Vihari (3)

Cameron Green bowls a MAIDEN over to Hanuma Vihari.

IND vs AUS live score after 24 Overs: 67-3 | Cummins scalps Pujara

Over Summary: 0 2 0 W 0 3  ; India 1st innings: 67-3   ; Ajinkya Rahane (0), Hanuma Vihari (3)

Cummins continues...

Pujara defends the first ball while drives the next towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.

Pujara leaves the 3rd ball while knicks the 4th one and Paine takes a SCREAMER to send Pujara packing. Pujara c Paine b Cummins 17(70) [4s-1]

Hanuma Vihari, right handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves the 5th ball to the keeper while pushes the last ball through mid-off for three runs. 

IND vs AUS live score after 23 Overs: 62-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 62-2   ; Shubman Gill (45), Cheteshwar Pujara (14)

Cameron Green continues and concedes a single for Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 22 Overs: 61-2 | Cummins scalps Gill

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 L1 W  ; India 1st innings: 61-2   ; Shubman Gill (45), Cheteshwar Pujara (14)

Cummins continues...

Gill blocks the first ball from the crease while flicks the ball on the pads towards deep square leg for a single.

Pujara drives the 3rd ball straight to short mid-off fielder while leaves the next one to the keeper.

Pujara collects a leg byes off the 5th ball.

Cummins at last gets his man. A full delivery outside off, Gill goes for a fancy drive from the crease, manages only an thin outside edge, GONE. Shubman Gill c Paine b Cummins 45(65) [4s-8]

IND vs AUS live score after 21 Overs: 59-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 0  ; India 1st innings: 59-1   ; Shubman Gill (44), Cheteshwar Pujara (14)

Cameron Green, right-arm medium, comes into the attack...

Pujara defends or leaves first four deliveries while flicks the 5th one towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.

Green finds an outside edge off the last delivery but the edge falls short of first slip, Pujara's innings continues.

IND vs AUS live score after 20 Overs: 57-1

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 57-1   ; Shubman Gill (44), Cheteshwar Pujara (12)

Cummins continues...

Shubma Gill steers the first ball between gully and second slip for FOUR, Cummins responds with a quick bumper and Gill sways away from the line of the delivery. 

Gill sees off the remaining deliveries with a good defensive blocks.

IND vs AUS live score after 19 Overs: 53-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 53-1   ; Shubman Gill (40), Cheteshwar Pujara (12)

Hazlewood bowls a MAIDEN over to Cheteshwar Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 18 Overs: 53-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 53-1   ; Shubman Gill (40), Cheteshwar Pujara (12)

Cummins continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 17 Overs: 53-1

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 53-1   ; Shubman Gill (40), Cheteshwar Pujara (12)

Hazlewood continues...

Gill defends the first firmly from the crease while flicks the second through short mid-wicket for a single.

Pujara sees off the remaining deliveries as two balls go past his edge.

IND vs AUS live score after 16 Overs: 52-1

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 52-1   ; Shubman Gill (39), Cheteshwar Pujara (12)

Cummins continues and concedes a couple of runs to Cheteshwar Pujara.

IND vs AUS live score after 15 Overs: 50-1

Over Summary: 4 3 0 3 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 50-1   ; Shubman Gill (39), Cheteshwar Pujara (10)

Hazlewood continues...

Shubman Gill gets an thick inside edge through wicket-keeper for FOUR follows by a confident drive towards extra cover for three runs.

Pujara defends the third while clips the next towards deep backward square leg for three runs. Gill blocks the last two ball to end the over.

IND vs AUS live score after 14 Overs: 40-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 40-1   ; Shubman Gill (32), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

Cummins continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Chesteshwar Pujara, who gets an outside edge off the 2nd delivery, but ball falls in front of first slip. 

IND vs AUS live score after 13 Overs: 40-1 | Paine drops Gill

Over Summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 40-1   ; Shubman Gill (32), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

Hazlewood bowls the second over of the day...

Gill gets an inside edge onto the pads off the first while he leaves the second one alone. A ripper of delivery from Hazlewood as Gill gets an thick inside edge to keeper, but Paine DROPPED him. Gill whips the 4th ball through mid-on for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 12 Overs: 36-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; India 1st innings: 36-1   ; Shubman Gill (28), Cheteshwar Pujara (7)

Pat Cummins bowls the first over...

Australia takes a REVIEW first ball for a caught behind call off the first ball against Pujara. He is safe. Pujara sees off the remaining over with solid defence.


Day 2 session 1 begins

Pat Cummins bowls the first over, Pujara on the crease

Siraj has fulfilled our late father's dream by making Test debut: brother

Pacer Mohammed Siraj could not perform the last rites of his late father last month as he was in Australia with the national team but he made him proud by making India Test debut in Melbourne, his family said on Saturday.
 
The 26-year-old Siraj lost his father Mohammed Ghaus, an auto-rickshaw driver in Hyderabad, on November 20, around a week after the Indian team landed in Australia and he could not return home due to COVID-19 restrictions.
 
His brother Ismail said it was his late father's dream to see Siraj play for the country in Tests and finally the dream was fulfilled on Saturday at the MCG.
 
"It was my (late) father's dream that Siraj should represent India in Tests ... he always wanted to see him (Siraj) in blue and white jersey to represent the nation, so our dream got fulfilled today," Ismail told PTI from Hyderabad.
 
The family members were glued to the television since 4am to watch the proud moment of Siraj playing for the country in a Test. He has already played one ODI and three T20 Internationals.
 
"Since the team was announced yesterday, we knew that he was going to make debut. We did not sleep the entire night, we switched on TV from 4am, said Ismail, a software professional who now works as his brother's manager.
 
So, what was their thoughts when Siraj did not bowl in the opening session.
 
"We were waiting eagerly when he will bowl ... intezaar badhte jaa raha tha (our wait was getting longer) ... but after lunch break he started the first over and (the wait) ended," Ismail said.
 
"It was a proud moment for us," he said, adding it was an emotional moment for the family members who resides in Hyderabad.
 
Siraj returned with figures of 2/40, claiming the wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Cameroon Green.
 
Ismail said Siraj did speak to his mother after the day's play.
 
I chatted with him through messages, I did not disturb him much as he was tired and there is again play tomorrow. However, he called up Ammi (mother)," Ismail said.

Rahane has great sense of where his fielders should be: Gavaskar

India's stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane has a great sense of where his fielders should be, said India batting great Sunil Gavaskar after the first day of the second Test against Australia here on Saturday.
 
Gavskar, a former India captain, said that he has made the observation from the few Test matches that Rahane has captained in before the second Test strated at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
 
"From what I have seen in the last two Tests he captained and the one-day matches he captained, he has got a great sense of where the fielders should be kept. Having said that, it's very important for the bowlers to bowl to their field. If the bowlers bowl to the field, as they did today, then the captain looks very good," he said.
 
Gavaskar said that it is a combination of Rahane's captaincy and the Indian bowlers' efforts that India are in a good position in the match. The visitors dismissed Australia for 195 in the first innings.
 
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three wickets for 35, including Steve Smith for a duck. He has now dismissed Smith cheaply on both occassions they have faced each other.
 
"It's important for India to look beyond the fact that it's only Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy. It's the way Ashwin bowled, it's the way Bumrah bowled, it's the way Siraj made his debut. I mean imagine, being a new-ball bowler, and you don't get to bowl a single delivery before the second session. Only in the second session, you get to bowl in the 27th over but he showed great spirit in the way he came and bowled," Gavaskar obesrved.
 

Rahane's field placements, bowling changes have all been pretty much spot on: Ponting

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday praised the leadership skills of Ajinkya Rahane on the first day of the second Test against Australia here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
 
Ponting's remarks came as India bundled out Australia for 195 in the first innings after being asked to bowl first. For the visitors, Jasprit Bumrah scalped four wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets.
 
"Rahane's captaincy has been brilliant so far. We were all a bit worried about how they were going to pick themselves up after Adelaide. I think they looked potentially better today under Rahane's leadership. Rahane's field placements, bowling changes have all been pretty much spot on. With captaincy, making bowling changes, and changing the field, you need guys to be able to execute well," cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying.
 
"Some of the wickets they got today, even Smith at leg slip early on, I think that was a set plan. Joe Burns' dismissal would have been exactly how they wanted it. Cam Green was set up today as well -- Siraj bowled some really good outswingers to him then bowled an inswinger back down the line that trapped him in front. I think there's been a lot of planning that's gone into it and Rahane should take a lot of credit for that," added Ponting.
 
Ponting was Rahane's coach at Delhi Capitals in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL). Talking about Rahane, Ponting said: "We had him at Delhi this year (in the IPL). He's a very smart cricketer, he's a terrific bloke, works exceptionally hard on his own game but it just seems today the Indian boys have got right in behind him and they're working for each other which is always good to see."
 
Rahane had also employed a leg slip for his bowlers on the first day at MCG and as a result, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Tim Paine all fell into the trap.
 
"The amount of catches you see now off the fast bowlers at leg gully is astounding. The last three or four years, whether it's in Australia or (wherever) it is, we've had a lot of our players caught there and even thinking back two years ago to the MCG, Pat Cummins got a few of the Indian guys caught in the leg gully area as well. It's becoming more of a tactic in the game," said Ponting.
 

WATCH: IND vs AUS 2nd Test Day 1 highlights video

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1 highlights

Jasprit Bumrah's menace was matched by Ravichandran Ashwin's guile as an inspired India led by Ajinkya Rahane shot out Australia for a sub-par 195 to dominate the opening day of the second Test here on Saturday.
 
India then lost an out-of-form Mayank Agarwal (0) to Mitchell Starc but debutant Shubman Gill (28 batting) survived a hostile spell to hit some delectable boundaries in the day end score of 36 for 1 in 11 overs.
 
Giving him company was the seasoned Cheteshwar Pujara (7 batting). The line-up would look to exorcise the ghosts of the opening Adelaide game last week when India were shot out for their lowest ever Test score of 36.
 
"Not being reckless but playing with confidence will be the motive going forward," said Bumrah at the end of day's play, spelling out the team's plan.
 
As much as the day belonged to the Indian bowling unit for another fired-up show, new captain Rahane deserved equal credit for marshalling his resources to perfection during the 72.3 overs that Australia batted.
 
Bumrah (4/56 in 16 overs) and Ashwin (3/35 in 24 overs) were the stars but debutant Mohammed Siraj (2/40 in 15 overs) also did his bit repaying the faith shown in him with wickets of Marnus Labuschagne (48) and Cameron Green (12) with the old ball.
 
However, the Test series is increasingly looking like Ashwin's paradise as he once again made the opposition's best batsman Steve Smith (0) look ordinary, exploiting the turn and bounce that the first day of the MCG track offered.
 
It was business as usual for Bumrah as he beat the bat and got those breakthroughs just when it mattered on a pitch that had retained moisture. As it turned out, Rahane didn't lose a bad toss.
 
The Indian team looked way more galvanised despite being without regular skipper Virat Kohli, who is on paternity leave. Some great catches were taken and the intent was way more visible.
 
Rahane's first punt was introducing Ashwin inside the first hour of play after Bumrah had forced Joe Burns (0) to nick one to Rishabh Pant.
 
Ashwin, who varied the pace of his deliveries cleverly, got some turn and bounce straightaway as he drew Matthew Wade into coming down the track and skying one for India's best fielder Ravindra Jadeja to take a well-judged catch running backwards.
 
After bowling one that jumped and turned beating Smith and Pant, Ashwin kept the next a tad straighter and the former Australian skipper's glance was pouched by Cheteshwar Pujara at leg gully.
 
All this while, Bumrah was beating the bat at the other hand.

 

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2

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