29 December, 2020
Australia vs India, 2nd Test: Ajinkya Rahane Salutes Team For "Showing Character"
Ajinkya Rahane-inspired India beat Australia by eight wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday to level the Border-Gavaskar series at 1-1. Captain Rahane scored a magnificent 112 in the first innings followed by an unbeaten 27 in the second but drew attention to the two debutants in the Test -- Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj -- who played key roles in India's victory after the humiliating loss in Adelaide. While Gill scored 45 and 35 not out against the new ball, Siraj picked up five wickets in the match. "I want to give credit to the debutants Siraj and Gill, the character they showed after the Adelaide loss was great to see," Rahane said after the game.