Australia vs India: Rahane's gesture for Ravindra Jadeja draws praise

Parth Dhall
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Australia vs India: Rahane
Australia vs India: Rahane

28 Dec 2020: Australia vs India: Rahane's gesture for Ravindra Jadeja draws praise

Ajinkya Rahane, who is leading India in the absence of Virat Kohli, slammed a ton on Day 2 of the MCG Test.

Even though Rahane looked well-settled on the third day, a run-out ended his innings.

He lost his wicket in turn for a single while trying to get Ravindra Jadeja to a half-century.

And what he did post that drew praise from fans.

Incident: How did the incident transpire?

In the first innings, Rahane and Jadeja rescued India after they were reduced to 173/5.

On Day 3, Jadeja, who was batting on 49, pushed a delivery from Nathan Lyon toward short cover for a single.

However, Marnus Labuschagne collected the ball and pulled off an accurate throw to wicket-keeper Tim Paine.

As a result, Rahane was found marginally short of his ground.

Fact: Even after run-out Rahane consoled Jadeja

Rahane's awe-inspiring gesture after being dismissed grabbed eyeballs on social media. Despite being run-out in an unfortunate manner, the Indian captain consoled Jadeja, asking him to carry on after the 121-run partnership came to an end.

Fact: A gesture by Rahane that won hearts

Day 3: How did Day 3 pan out?

India resumed the day with the overnight score of 277/5.

With Australian bowlers testing the side with a barrage of bouncers, the Indian innings folded on 326, after which the tourists were on the charge with the ball.

The hosts crumbled under pressure as they finished the day on 133/6.

Jasprit Bumrah picked up the dangerous Steve Smith, while Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Marnus Labuschagne.

India: Team India eyeing an emphatic victory

Team India is inching toward what will be a comeback victory for them in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

This can become India's second-ever victory in the Boxing Day Test at MCG.

Notably, India have never lost a Test match to date, once Rahane has scored a century.

It remains to be seen if tomorrow this record remains intact.

Also see: AUSvIND, MCG Test: India on top after Ashwin picks Labuschagne
Australia vs India, MCG Test: Day 3 Session 1 report
Australia vs India, second Test: Day 2, Session 3 analysis
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