Melbourne: India beat Australia by 8 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday and tied the loss in Adelaide. There, India lost by 8 wickets. Tuesday, day four of the game, following the second set for host Australia of 200 points, India had a goal of 70 points to win, which they reached in 15.5 overs after losing 2 wickets. Shubman Gill, playing his first test for India, scored 35 undefeated points. Captain Ajinkya Rahane came back undefeated on 27 points.
Rookie Shubman Gill performed well. Captain Ajinkya Rahane Ajinkya Rahane also congratulated Gill. After the game, Shubman Gill thanked the fans. In his tweet, he said: “ The team performed brilliantly at MCG, overcoming all difficulties. Thanks to all the fans for supporting the Indian team.
Overcome all difficulties. Good performance from the MCG team. Thanks to all the fans for your support pic.twitter.com/XNxbH1pj0h
– Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) December 29, 2020
Undefeated on 35 points in the second set
Shubman Gill scored 45 runs in his first innings using 8 fours on 65 balls. During that time, his strike rate was 69.23. He showed his attitude towards Australian bowlers. Gill didn’t disappoint in the second inning of the game. He scored an undefeated 35 on 36 balls at an average of 97.22. Played an important role in giving India a historic victory.
MCG becomes Team India’s favorite overseas site
India won most of its tests on foreign soil in Melbourne. It was India’s 14th test match so far in Melbourne. India have won four matches. Eight also lost, while two matches were drawn. The second most preferred overseas venue for the Indian team is the Queens Park Oval Pitch in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, where India has won three of the 13 tests. Third place in that order is the pitch of the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo, where India won three of the nine tests.
India made 100th Test with Australia memorable
The historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) witnessed the 100th test match between India and Australia and India made it memorable by winning 8 wickets under the inspiring captain of Ajinkya Rahane despite the absence of their four key players. The Boxing Day Test is a milestone in terms of the cricket relationship between these two teams and now India has written its name on this milestone by winning as the journey of these two teams to become independent India. It had started, his first step, namely Test Australia’s first victory.