Melbourne | Captain Ajinkya Rahane, who defeated Australia at his home and equaled Team India in the four-match series, said after the match on Tuesday that he was proud of his teammates as they gave everything to bring the series to this position.
India beat Australia by 8 wickets and equalized the loss in Adelaide. India lost by 8 wickets there. Rahane, who scored 112 in the first innings and 27 not out in the second innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, was adjudged Man of the Match.
Receiving the award, Rahane said, “I am proud of my teammates and all played well. I would like to give credit to debutants Mohammad Siraj and Shubman Gill. The kind of character that we have shown after the Adelaide defeat is really worth it. It was important for us to be a fighter, especially after losing Umesh in the second innings we had no other way. The five bowlers' plan was a success for us and Jedja showed a great game as an all-rounder. "
The captain said that India lost the match due to a bad game of an hour at Elidel but that defeat was learned by the team and the process is still going on as the series has now reopened.
The captain said, "Adelaide's defeat was really painful. We lost the match in an hour but after that, we had a chance to improve our game and come back. Now we have done this and will try to win the series by performing likewise in the future. ”
The third Test is scheduled to be played in Sydney from January 7, but it is likely to be held in Melbourne itself due to the poor condition of the Kovid-19 in Sydney. It will be announced in the next few days.