The second day of the Border Gavaskar Trophy goes to stumps, with Rohit Sharma and the returning Ravindra Jadeja helping the Men in Blues to shine again. Australia’s Todd Murphy was phenomenal, too in his debut, taking a fifer for his team, but India didn’t seem to back down, as they’ve been on a 144-run lead at present.
Rohit Sharma slams his 9th test hundred
Rohit Sharma slammed his 9th test hundred of his career in the match and became the first Indian captain to score a century in all formats of the game. Though wickets were falling on the other hand, with the young Todd Murphy showing his caliber, the Indian skipper stood strong on the pitch and made sure that India got a lead. Rohit Sharma’s120-run innings included 15 fours and 2 sixes, before he was finally bowled out by the Australian skipper Pat Cummins.
Alongside Rohit’s hundred came Jadeja’s fifty too, which helped India to have a lead of 144 runs at the end of the day too. Also, Axar Patel helped him by scoring a half-century too, and took India to 321 for the loss of 7 wickets at present. Jadeja’s return has indeed been outstanding, and he’s been proving why the board has their trust in the player. The first day he took a fifer versus the Aussies, and now he’s been delivering with the bat too. It is to be seen how far he goes on the third day with him and Axar Patel playing at 66 and 52, respectively.
Will India be able to seal the victory?
As per the win probability, India has been on the upper hand at present, and if they perform like this, sealing victory will be no big deal. But at the same time, they should be cautious, too, as Australia has a history of fighting back and winning in test cricket.