Melbourne: The Indian cricket team beat Australia by 8 wickets in the Melbourne Trial match and tied 1-1 in the four-game series. India equalized the score. Australia’s second round has been reduced to 200 points. India had a goal of 70 points to win, which they achieved in 15.5 overs after losing 2 wickets. Shubman Gill (35 steps out) and captain Ajinkya Rahane returned undefeated on the 27th from India. India retained their dominance throughout the game. After the match, Australian captain Tim Paine congratulated the Indian players.
We played really bad cricket: Tim Paine
Sad at the Melbourne Test loss, Tim Paine admitted that the Australian team had a very poor performance. He said: “I am very disappointed with the loss. We played really bad cricket. The Indian team deserves a victory. The Indian team forced us to make mistakes. We also had to bear the brunt of it. The Indian team put us under pressure. If you make such mistakes while playing for a quality team, you will have to pay the price. There are flaws in our stick and we must get rid of them soon.
Rahane said – I’m proud of my colleagues
Captain Ajinkya Rahane, who beat Australia at home and equaled Team India in the four-game series, said after Tuesday’s game he was proud of his teammates as they gave everything to bring the series at this position. Rahane said: “I’m proud of my teammates who all performed brilliantly. I want to pay tribute to debutants Mohammad Siraj and Shubman Gill. The kind of character we showed after the loss of Adelaide is definitely worth it. For us to fight What was important, especially after losing Umesh in the second set, we had no other solution. The five pin plan was a success for us and Jedja showed a great game as that versatile player. ”
The captain said India lost the match due to a bad hour-long game at Elidel, but the losing side learned a lot and the process continues as the series has come to anew. opened. Rahane said: “Adelaide’s loss was really painful. We had lost the game in an hour, but after that we had a chance to improve our game and come back. Now we did and let’s perform the same. ” We will try to win the series. ”
Rahane, who scored 112 in the opening innings and 27 steps out of the second inning at Melbourne Cricket Ground, was named Man of the Match. The third Test is scheduled to be played in Sydney from January 7, but it is likely to take place in Melbourne even due to the bad situation regarding the Kovid-19 in Sydney. An announcement will be made on this subject in the coming days.