Stand by captain Ajinkya Rahane led India from the front with a gusty century to push India ahead in the second test against Australia.
At stumps, Rahane was batting on 104 with Ravindra Jadeja at the other side at the other end as India finished day two at 277 /5.
Moreover, India is 82 runs ahead of Australia’s first innings score of 195.
Chateshwar Pujara Failed in 2nd Match INDIA vs Australia
Chateshwara pujara followed Shubhman gill with come in striking in back to back overs.
Rahane came at number 4 and what followed was something spectacular.
Rahane and hanuman vihari put together a 52-run stand before Nathan lyon dismissed vihari.
Then Rishabh pant came out and batted with authority for his 29 runs on 50 balls which pushed Australia on the back foot.
Rahane meanwhile was rock solid at the other end and found an able ally
in Ravinder Jadeja as India went past Australia’s first innings total of 195.
Rahane led from the front with a century
With a cut shot, Rahane brought up a
memorable ton which would be right up there with his best.
Indian skipper alongside Jadeja completed a century stand for the sixth wicket as India took control of the proceedings.
Travis head dropping Rahane 104 was the last piece of the action on the second day as India finished on 277 for 5 82 ahead of Australia with rain forcing early stumps.
On the other hand, the continuous failure of Chateshwar pujari putting the Indian middle order in trouble.
After the retirement of Rahul Dravid, pujara got the title of “THE WALL.”
But in this series, he seemed out of form. In the first test, he could only score 43 runs in the first inning and 0 in the second inning.
To complete his 43 runs he took 160 balls. Whereas in the second inning, he played 8 balls and end up with 0.
The main issue with his batting is that he is getting a good start. But after playing a lot of balls, he gets out.
In the first inning of the second test match of India vs Australia, he played 70 balls and scored just 17 runs.
Kl Rahul can play in 3rd test match India vs Australia
This poor performance of Chateshwar pujara in INDIA vs Australia 2020 test series, raising doubt on his place in the test team in the next two matches.
But the question is who can replace him at number 3 in the test team.
KL Rahul has been in tremendous form for the last couple of months. He has the ability to perform better at number 3.
Moreover, he plays with a good strike rate. The strike rate of Chateshwar pujara is also a central reason that may lead to his exclusion from the test team.
Plus, Kl Rahul is working on his wicket-keeping skill and his performance in T20 with gloves has been incredible.
So, if he gets a chance to play at number 3, then he can solve a lot of problems for team India.